About Schwartz law firm

Scott A. Schwartz

Scott A. Schwartz, Esq. is a third-generation member of the State Bar of California and founder of the Law Office of Scott A. Schwartz.

He earned a B.A. degree in Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2002.

In 2006, Mr. Schwartz earned a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, and was admitted to the California Bar. Mr. Schwartz has extensive experience litigating complex workers’ compensation claims.

His solution oriented approach has earned him much respect from clients, adversaries, colleagues and judges.

At the same time, Mr. Schwartz exercises an aggressive approach to litigation whenever necessary.

Scott A. Schwartz

Neil D. Schwartz

Neil D. Schwartz, Esq. has practiced workers’ compensation law for more than 40 years. He brings decades of experience to the Law Office of Scott A. Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz began his illustrious career representing injured workers, but eventually migrated into representing insurance companies before returning to his true passion of representing injured workers.

During Mr. Schwartz’s time representing insurance companies, he gained invaluable insight into the inner-workings of how insurance companies think and operate. This insight allows him to stay one step ahead of insurance carriers during litigation, and achieve maximum benefits for injured workers.

Mr. Schwartz also has vast workers’ compensation appellate experience, including his victory in Six Flags, Inc. vs. WCAB, (2006) 145 Cal. App. 4th 91, which is cited in legal treatises. In this case, the Second District Court of Appeal granted Mr. Schwartz’s Petition for Writ of Review holding a section of the California Labor Code unconstitutional.

Mr. Schwartz has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the Los Angeles County Superior Court and as Judge Pro Tempore of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. Neil is a former Trustee of the Los Angeles County Law Library and is a frequent lecturer in the area of California workers’ compensation law. Los Angeles Magazine has named Mr. Schwartz a “Super Lawyer” (top 5% of Lawyers in Southern California).

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John D. Young

Of Counsel

John D. Young is an attorney for over 33 years. He became a member of the California State Bar in 1985. His career in workers’ compensation law began in December 1985 with working for Scott Schwartz’s father and uncle in their law firm representing injured workers.

Since then, he has represented State Compensation Insurance Fund for employers, defended workers’ compensation insurance companies and third-party administrators, and served four years as a Workers’ Compensation Judge.

His last employment was again with Scott Schwartz’s father in a large workers’ compensation insurance defense law firm for over ten years.

He has returned to workers' compensation as part of Scott Schwartz’s legal team, bringing with him his unique perspectives and knowledge which span over three decades.

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