Christopher R Schwartz

Christopher R Schwartz

2924188 1Managing Partner

Metairie, Louisiana


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Schwartz Law Firm was founded by Christopher Schwartz in 1997. After obtaining his MBA and law degrees, Christopher Schwartz served as a Workers Compensation claims adjuster. This experience gave him a view of the system from the inside and inspired him to begin his own practice. Christopher Schwartz has successfully represented many injured employees in Longshore claims, Jones Act claims, and Personal Injury claims. He is a tough negotiator, whose track record includes multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Chris has also authored a book titled “The Road to Justice”. In his book, Chris outlines how he and his colleagues fight for public safety and what role his clients can play in winning their own personal injury cases.

Chris is a native of New Orleans and has practiced law in Louisiana for 14 years. As a result, he understands local laws and feels a special loyalty to local people. He takes every case personally. Chris is available to represent clients anywhere in Louisiana and Maritime clients anywhere in the Gulf South. But he is also qualified to represent Defense Base Act clients anywhere in the world outside the U.S. He also focuses on auto accidents, semi-trailer accidents, 18-wheeler accidents and slip & fall accidents.

Areas of Practice

50% Personal Injury
10% Admiralty & Maritime Law
Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
Social Security — Disability
Workers Compensation
15% Auto Accidents
25% Longshore Act Workers Compensation

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

Professional Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard Law School, 2003

Bar Admissions

Louisiana, 1996
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2009
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2009
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2007


Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
J.D. – 1995
Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana
University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Major: Finance
University of Texas, Austin, Texas
B.B.A. cum laude
Honors: With Distinction
Major: Business/Finance

Published Works

Road to Justice, Library of Congress , 2001, 2011


Workers Compensation Seminar, AEI, 2005 – 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

Louisiana State Bar, 1996 – 2012
St. Thomas More Society, 2008 – 2012

Past Employment Positions

Travelers Insurance, Case Manager, 1986 – 1995

Pro Bono Activities

Knights of Columbus, 1986 – 2012



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