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Christopher R Schwartz

Christopher R Schwartz

Managing Partner
Location:
Metairie, Louisiana
Phone:
225-240-7050
504-266-0253
800-711-9366
Fax:
504-837-0135
Email:

Schwartz Law Firm was founded by Christopher Schwartz in 1997. After obtaining his MBA and law degrees, Christopher Schwartz served as a Workers Compensation claims adjuster. This experience gave him a view of the system from the inside and inspired him to begin his own practice. Christopher Schwartz has successfully represented many injured employees in Longshore claims, Jones Act claims, and Personal Injury claims. He is a tough negotiator, whose track record includes multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.  Chris has also authored a book titled "The Road to Justice".  In his book, Chris outlines how he and his colleagues fight for public safety and what role his clients can play in winning their own personal injury cases.

Chris is a native of New Orleans and has practiced law in Louisiana for 14 years. As a result, he understands local laws and feels a special loyalty to local people. He takes every case personally. Chris is available to represent clients anywhere in Louisiana and Maritime clients anywhere in the Gulf South. But he is also qualified to represent Defense Base Act clients anywhere in the world outside the U.S. He also focuses on auto accidents, semi-trailer accidents, 18-wheeler accidents and slip & fall accidents.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Personal Injury
  • 10% Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Social Security -- Disability
  • Workers Compensation
  • 15% Auto Accidents
  • 25% Longshore Act Workers Compensation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Professional Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard Law School, 2003

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2007

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1995
  • Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • M.B.A.
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.S.
    • Major: Finance
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.B.A. cum laude
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Business/Finance

Published Works

  • Road to Justice, Library of Congress , 2001, 2011

Classes/Seminars

  • Workers Compensation Seminar, AEI, 2005 - 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar, 1996 - 2012
  • St. Thomas More Society, 2008 - 2012

Past Employment Positions

  • Travelers Insurance, Case Manager, 1986 - 1995

Pro Bono Activities

  • Knights of Columbus, 1986 - 2012

Languages

  • Spanish