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Steven A. Schwartz

Steven A. Schwartz

Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 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 / Torts. (1991)
University of Rochester
B.A. / Double major Political Science and Psychology (1988)
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Top Litigation Lawyer in Massachusetts
The American Society of Legal Advocates
10.0 Rating Superb
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
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
12 Questions Answered

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.
Q. I heard that the government has immunity in situations when you're injured on public property. Are there any exceptions?
A: It is possible to still make claims, but the best first step is to seek a free consultation from an attorney who concentrates in these types of MA cases. One example: there is a $5000 cap to damages that you can receive for injuries caused by a defect in a public way (sidewalk or street). Call an attorney so more questions can be asked of your situation.
Q. If two different drivers are responsible for your injuries do you sue both of them?
A: You would make claims against both drivers and their insurance companies.
Q. This may sound strange. but can I appoint myself as co-counsel in my own personal injury lawsuit, If I have a lawyer?
A: The biggest issue I see here is that you do not have confidence in your attorney and that is a big problem. You only have one shot at this, and it is critical that you have confidence that your attorney is serving your best interests. If you haven't done so already, I would speak with your attorney and address your concerns. If you still are not satisfied, I would suggest meeting with another attorney for a second opinion.
Q. Can I come out less than 50% at fault?
A: The law in MA says you must give yourself enough distance between the car in front of you and yourself and be ready for unexpected situations like this. Rearenders are difficult to prove you were less than 50% at fault. I don't think you would be successful here given your description of the accident.
Q. What is product liability
A: You certainly may have a claim if a driver negligently broke into your yard and caused damage. Have you contacted this person's insurance company?
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Contact & Map
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