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Steven A. Schwartz

Steven A. Schwartz

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  • Personal Injury, Social Security Disability/SSI, Workers' Compensation...
  • Massachusetts
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Joel H. Schwartz, P.C. is one of the most widely known and respected names in personal injury law today. There are a number of reasons for this. Foremost among them is the firm's long and enviable record of performance. The firm has been helping accident victims for over 50 years and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for its clients over that time. Today, Joel H. Schwartz, P.C. is comprised of more than thirty focused professionals who are committed to providing clients and referring attorneys alike with a level of service that invites comparison. With our knowledge and unwavering commitment to our clients, our firm produces consistent and impressive results. With an enviable record of precedent-setting wins, our firm is recognized not just for leadership, but for visionary groundbreaking as well. From years of firsthand experience while maintaining a steadfast commitment to ensure the rights of accident victims, we've learned how to anticipate and respond to change. We've also become known for envisioning what could be and having the resolve and resources to achieve it. We handle auto accidents, slip and falls, workers compensation, wrongful death, dog bites, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, defective products, social security disability claims (SSI and SSDI), construction site accidents, sexual harassment in the workplace, brain damage cases, and all other personal injuries. Please contact us if you need an experienced Boston personal injury lawyer who understands the issues accident victims face. As always. the consultation is free. Call now. Joel H. Schwartz started as a solo practitioner in 1965. Over the years, he prided himself in giving the best client service possible and helping injured victims of accidents in any way he could. As our firm grows, we continue to hire only the best and the brightest. Our 30 professionals all specialize in personal injury law. It is all that we do. We continue to provide the best

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Social Security Disability/SSI
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Products Liability
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Social Security Disability
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Law Practice Management Council
Massachusetts Bar Association
- Current
Northeastern University School of Law
Juris Doctor (1991) | Torts.
University of Rochester
B.A. (1988) | Double major Political Science and Psychology
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Top Litigation Lawyer in Massachusetts
The American Society of Legal Advocates
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Top Litigation Lawyer in Massachusetts
The American Society of Legal Advocates
Top Litigation Lawyer in Massachusetts
The American Society of Legal Advocates
Top Litigation Lawyer in Massachusetts
The American Society of Legal Advocates
Top Litigation Lawyer in Massachusetts
The American Society of Legal Advocates
Professional Associations
Massachusetts Bar Association
Law Practice Management Council
- Current
Activities: Nominated Web Liaison for LPM 2006-2007 Nominated Legislative Liaison for LPM 2007-2010 Nominated Worker’s Compensation Group Liaison 2009-2010
Speaking Engagements
Practicing in an Electronic World, Annual Conference For Lawyers, Boston, MA
Massachusetts Bar Association
Featured Speaker
Legal Technology and Practice Management Tips, Continuing Legal Education Conference, Boston, MA
Massachusetts Bar Association
Featured Speaker
Turbocharge Your Practice: A Primer for Going Paperless, Boston, MA
Massachusetts Bar Association
Featured Speaker
Head Speaker Study Tour, Boston, MA
Japanese Consulting Firm Funai Soken
Joel H. Schwartz, P.C.'s Managing Partner Steven Schwartz met with the Japanese B2B consulting firm Funai Soken at the Prudential Center in Boston in order to share some insight into American personal injury law. Schwartz spoke for two hours to approximately 20 upper-level management employees, lawyers and consultants as a part of Funai Soken's STUDY Tour, which visited great companies to work for throughout the East Coast. Schwartz's presentation detailed the inner workings of a personal injury law firm, how a personal injury claim process works and how Joel H. Schwartz, P.C. specifically became so successful in the Boston area. He also advised the Japanese firm how to keep customers happy and how to attract new customers to their firm. The firm was very thankful for the advice, and after the meeting, Funai Soken's Kyohei Deguchi sent Schwartz a letter of appreciation and extended a reciprocal invitation to visit the firm's office in Japan.
Websites & Blogs
Joel H. Schwartz, P.C. Website
Steven A. Schwartz Website Profile
Joel H. Schwartz, P.C. Blog
Legal Answers
17 Questions Answered

Q. Hi, I was personally injured at work and have been out of work due to injury for a week. Do I apply for workmans comp?
A: It certainly sounds like worker's compensation laws apply here. Worker's compensation should pay for your medical bills as well as a worker's compensation wage for time you need to be out of work. There are more details about that, but that is the general answer for you. I suggest you contact a worker's compensation expert to discuss your options and what you may be entitled to.
Q. If my workers' comp claim gets approved, what percentage of my pay will it cover?
A: In Massachusetts, you would receive 60% of your average weekly wage.
Q. I'm looking to appeal an SSI app. so i'm looking for a pro bono(free) lawyer to help me but i don't know how to find one
A: I assume you are looking for a pro bono lawyer because of your ability to pay an attorney out of your pocket at this time. The good news is that social security disability attorneys typically work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid IF they win you benefits...and the pay comes out of retroactive money that you receive as part of your reward. Typically, an attorney will receive 25% (but no more than $6000) from these past benefits. The attorney takes nothing from your awarded monthly check that you receive in the future. Those benefits are all for you. If you would like to discuss your case, our office has an entire social security disability department dedicated to obtaining benefits for people just like yourself. If anything, please feel free to call and ask us any questions you is a FREE consultation.
Q. A car two in front of me stopped suddenly and then turned -- the car behind me hit me -- who is at fault here?
A: You did what you were supposed to do. You were able to stop in an emergency situation and you are supposed to be ready for emergencies like this that lie in front of you. The car behind you did not. He or she was arguably driving too close to you and unable to stop. The car behind would be responsible for this accident.
Q. If you are partly at fault for an accident can you still sue the other side?
A: I am not sure what type of accident you are referring to, but typically you can make a claim for injuries as long as you are less than 50% at fault for the incident. However, the fault that is attributed to you can affect the amount you ultimately receive. For example, if you are determined to be 25% at fault for an accident, the other side can suggest that you are entitled to 75% of the full value of your claim.
Q. injured at work in January I was denied my claim 4 months later they asked me to go to a Independent doctor what for
A: The worker's compensation carrier is entitled to have you examined by an independent doctor of their choosing. However, you are free to treat with any doctor of your OWN choosing.
Q. Can someone give me the names of the attys that handled the church abuse cases??
A: Our office worked on many of these cases. Happy to speak with you in confidence.
Q. Can I be sued by a relative's estate if she was living with me when she fell down the stairs and died?
A: Yes, although it can be difficult because the injured party is unable to testify about the circumstances.
Q. I got injured at a friend's party when the deck I was on collapsed.
A: Our office has handled many deck collapse cases. I would suggest that you would likely be bringing a claim against the homeowner and the contractor for the work done.
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Joel H. Schwartz, P.C.
1 Washington Mall
Boston, MA 02108
Toll-Free: (800) 660-2270
Telephone: (617) 742-1170
Fax: (617) 742-3237
Joel H. Schwartz, P.C.
450 Pleasant Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Telephone: (508) 588-9490
Joel H. Schwartz, P.C.
945 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Telephone: (508) 872-7500