About the Law Offices of Schwartz & Storey
Seth Schwartz, Attorney Profile
I received my Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Thomas Jefferson School of Law where I was the Electronic Media Editor on Law Review, a summer Constitutional Law research assistant, and student mentor. Prior to law school I obtained my undergraduate Bachelors of Arts in History from California State University of Northridge. Both of these degrees focused on social interaction and are a driving force behind my desire to find a meaningful way to contribute in the legal field.
During law school I interned for a special education attorney in San Diego, California, reviewing client files, preparing for mediation and due process hearings, and helping reach out to the special needs community. After law school I began providing advocacy services, attending IEPs and 504 meetings, manifestation determinations, and reviewing records. Shortly after receiving my California State Bar License I opened my own practice to continue pursuing education and equality law.
Practicing special education law is a very personal decision for me. My sister has autism and I've experienced the direct impact of the disability on her education and our family. Growing up I watched my parents struggle when making the choices that affected my sister's emotional, social, and academic growth. When I think about my job as an attorney and legal advocate I always keep that perspective in the forefront.
My philosophy is "do right law." Do right law means placing a focus on issues that have a positive, transformative, effect on the lives of others. As an attorney, I get to help people. Sometimes it is preventative, reviewing concerns and planning ahead. Other times I provide information, advise on a course of action, and, or, speak for those having trouble being heard. By helping find clarity and, or, closure, my clients can focus on the future.
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Admitted to Practice
California State Bar
9th Circuit, Southern District
9th Circuit, Central District
9th Circuit, Northern District
9th Circuit, Court of Appeals
United States Tax Court
S.D. County Bar Association
Lawyers Club of San Diego
American Bar Association