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For twenty-nine years Jeffrey T. Schwartz has been litigating and taking to trial a wide range of criminal and civil matters in both the federal and state courts. After serving six years as an Assistant District Attorney investigating and prosecuting Homicide, Police Misconduct, Assault, Narcotics, Fraud and other major crimes, he opened his private practice in the City Hall and Wall Street districts of lower Manhattan.
Mr. Schwartz is an accomplished and distinguished trial lawyer. He lectures on topics related to Trial Advocacy, Forensic Evidence and Criminal Law while volunteering his time on the faculty of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law's Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, in New York City. He has been recognized in The New York Times Magazine's Top Attorneys in Metro New York for 2016, and The National Trial Lawyer Magazine's List of Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2015.
A juror on one of Mr. Schwartz's high profile murder cases was quoted in the New York Times as saying "we all said if we ever got in any trouble, we would go get Jeffrey Schwartz to represent us, because he's a fighter". After another high profile trial a courtroom observer was quoted in the press as saying, "He must be some kind of Houdini. If I ever go up for murder I want him by my side."Another juror told the Daily News, "If we ever, any of us, I'm talking black or white get in trouble, we're calling Jeff Schwartz to be our lawyer."
A Senior Court Reporter at the Supreme Court with twenty-five years of experience recommended Mr. Schwartz on Linkedin. Writing that he was the court reporter on many high profile cases with some of the best trial lawyers and negotiators, he concluded by saying "Jeff Schwartz was the best of them. His courtroom skills were exemplary. I can still recall his style of cross-examining witnesses, always prepared, never shying away from any situation. He was very respected and liked by other attorneys and judges, and, of course jurors. He is an incredible lawyer who I would recommend to anyone."
Mr. Schwartz believes in a humanistic approach to legal representation. His vast depth and breadth of experience enables him to carefully and effectively navigate any legal situation. He provides experienced representation without condescending judgment. Clients are treated courteously and with respect. Phone messages and communications are returned quickly.
Former Homicide and Major Crimes Prosecutor