Ed Schwartz focuses his practice on assisting clients with litigation, professional licensure and attorney ethics matters. An experienced trial litigator, he has been involved in national class action cases and served as first chair in dozens of state and federal trials as well as mediations. Ed has an extensive background in trial and appellate cases and handling complex legal and compliance matters in a variety of fields including healthcare, finance, professional liability, real estate, licensure and IRS and related tax issues. In addition to being in court, he has years of experience litigating matters before various licensure boards in Pennsylvania, including the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Disciplinary Board, among others.
He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee and regularly presents on the topic of legal malpractice avoidance across the commonwealth. In his ethics practice, he provides counsel to attorneys and law firms on their ethical responsibilities under Pennsylvania law, conducts compliance reviews of their policies and firm practices and represents clients who may be faced with ethics complaints or disciplinary actions.
Ed is a former member of the U.S. Army Reserve, receiving an honorable discharge after serving as a commissioned officer and trial counsel in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He is a lifelong learner, continuing to write for legal journals, develop research and offer his insights as a frequent speaker at legal and professional seminars. He is active in the Greater Harrisburg community, supporting the Penn State Four Diamonds campaign and United Way of the Capital Region.
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer – 2009, 2011,2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star – 2005-07
Litigation Counsel of America Fellows
Dauphin County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Professional Liability Defense Fund (PLDF)
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania – 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit – 1997
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania – 1998
U.S. Supreme Court – 1999
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania — 2022
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