Joseph A. Swartz
Mr. Swartz is an accomplished trial attorney with over 35 years of experience litigating cases in New England and around the country focusing in the areas of personal injury, including but not limited to wrongful death, products liability, medical malpractice, brain injury, dram shop (liquor) liability, automobile liability and premises liability.
Mr. Swartz is currently a Senior Trial Attorney at Swartz & Swartz, P.C. having joined the firm in 1980. He continues to concentrate his practice in the area of personal injury having represented hundreds of Plaintiffs and their families; some resulting in record setting jury verdicts.
Mr. Swartz has been a frequently invited guest lecturer speaking to the legal profession and civic groups around the United States and Canada regarding trial practice and consumer safety and has authored various treatises in this area.
Mr. Swartz is AV Peer-Review rated (highest ethical and professional rating) by Martindale-Hubbell, representing that his peers rank him at the top of his profession. He has also been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only and includes the top Plaintiff and Defense Trial Lawyers in the country. He is also a lifetime member of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and national attorney groups including the American Association for Justice.
Mr. Swartz has been named as a “Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine and Law & Politics in the Area of Personal Injury. The honor of being named “Super Lawyer” is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state earn this distinction.
J.D., Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1980
Honors: Editor, "The Advocate" - Suffolk Law School Journal
MA, Northeastern University, Boston, 1977
B.S., With Honors
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1980
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
Massachusetts Bar Foundation
American Board of Trial Advocates
"Sean MacBride: 20th Century Lawyer,", Vol.11; No.2, The Advocate, Spring, 1980
"Recreational & Sports Equipment,", Matthew Bender, 1988
Speaker, Faculty Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America,Trial Advocacy Program, 1987
Personal Injury Litigation, Suffolk University Law School, Center for Continuing Professional Development
Trial Advocacy and Skills, Harvard University Law School
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Invited Guest Lecturer
Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Invited Guest Lecturer
Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Invited Guest Lecturer
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, Invited Guest Lecturer
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Invited Guest Lecturer
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Invited Guest Lecturer
New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association, Invited Guest Lecturer
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Invited Guest Lecturer
Canadian Trial Lawyers Association, Invited Guest Lecturer
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Invited Guest Lecturer
Consumer Groups throughout the United States, Invited Guest Lecturer
American Society of Safety Engineers, Invited Guest Lecturer
Massachusetts Risk and Insurance Management Society, Invited Guest Lecturer
Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation (Life Member), 1997 - Present
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating (peer review award for "highest professional and ethical standards")
Presidential Committee on Law Student Services (ATLA)
President of Young Lawyers Division of Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association
Justice, Moot Court Competition, Suffolk University Law School
Past Governor of Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
Past State Coordinator for Trial Lawyers for Public Justice