Mr. Schwartz is a member of the firm's Insurance Group and Appellate practice groups. He specializes in insurance coverage and claims advice, litigation of insurance policy and bad faith disputes, insurance agent broker errors and omissions claims, and contractual and related disputes between insurers and their agents. He provides additional expertise in policy drafting and non-coverage insurance litigation. Mr. Schwartz has expertise in all property and casualty coverage areas with particular emphasis in Commercial General Liability, additional insured, express indemnity, construction defect coverage disputes and Director & Officers coverage. Mr. Schwartz also has briefed and argued numerous appeals, primarily in the insurance area.
After receiving his undergraduate degree, Mr. Schwartz worked in the insurance industry in various claim department capacities, advancing from the adjuster level to senior technical and management positions. This experience, in which he worked directly with insurer claims and underwriting management, gives him a unique perspective on insurer problems and provides a practical approach to solving them. Mr. Schwartz has more than 30 years of insurance experience between his claims and legal careers.
J.D., Golden Gate University, 1985
B.A., Queens College of the City University of New York, 1973