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Jack A. Schwartz

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

JACK A. SCHWARTZ & ASSOCIATES, Rock Island, IL : MANAGING PARTNER, ATTORNEY jschwartz@getrepresented.com
Began this firm in December, 1988. Through use of multi-media marketing, have handled several thousand client matters primarily in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, workers= compensation and family law since this firm=s inception. Handled all phases of operation management, including marketing, bookkeeping and personnel matters. Have represented clients who were charged with major felonies. Including first degree murder, drug offenses and sex crimes in jury and bench trials. In both State and Federal Courts. Currently accepting cases throughtout Northern Illinois and Easter Iowa. Participated in all required CLE. (December 1988-present)

BRAUD/WARNER, LTD. ROCK ISLAND, IL; ATTORNEY

As an associate attorney for this firm, I was responsible for over 250 files at a time in a wide variety of areas. In this capacity, I appeared in courts thought Northern Illinois and Eastern Iowa. Training included participating in and completing the 1986 Illinois Trial Lawyer=s College of Advocacy directed by Jerry Mirza. In addition, I made numerous public appearances on television, on a weekly radio talk show called ALegally Speaking,@ and before a number of small groups. (August 1985- May 1988)

EDELSTEIN & EDELSTEIN, Chicago, IL: ATTORNEY

While an associate for this firm, I was engaged primarily in the practice of collection law (from initial collection attempts through skip-tracing and litigation and, when necessary, Bankruptcy Court), real estate ( all phases from construction through sale), corporation, family and probate law. (February 1985- August 1985)

INTERSHIPS/CLERKING EXPERINECE:

ALLIS AND VANDIVORT, TULSA, OK: LEGAL INTERN

Practice focused on the area of real estate law; specifically dealing with mortgage foreclosures for Union National Bank of Little Rock on the secondary mortgage market. (January 1984- August 1984)

GABLE AND GOTWALS, INC., TULSA, OK: INTERN/LAW CLERK

Areas of law included family, commercial and banking law. During this time, I completed various projects on the Penn Square bankruptcy. (December 1982- May 1983; September 1983- January 1984)

WATSON AND MC KENZIE, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK: SUMMER ASSOCIATE

Exposed to all phases of oil and gas law including corporation commission work, royalty issues and forced pooling agreements (Summer 1983).

EDUCATION

Law School: THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA COLLEGE OF LAW, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Juris Doctor Degree: May 1984 G.P.A./Class Rank: 3.0/4.0; Top 15%

Honors and Activities:

Colonel Graham Kirkpatrick Memorial Award for Excellence in Family Law – 1984;
American Jurisprudence Award – Family Law – Fall, 1983;
Dean’s List – Fall 1983; Mae Trope Scholarship Award – 1983;
Student Bar Association Awards: Outstanding Committee Member – 1982/1983;
Certificate of Merit – 1982/1983, 1983/1984;
Certificate of Service with Distinction – 1981/1982, 1982/1983, 1983/1984;
Member of Academic Affairs and Student Status Committee – 1982/1983, 1983/1984;
Seminar Lecturer – 1983 Law Placement Symposium.

College: KNOX COLLEGE, Galesburg, IllinoisBachelor of Arts: Political Science: June 1980 (Courses included accounting, economics and finance) G.P.A.: 2.90/4.0

Honors and Activities:

Dean’s List – Spring Term 1980;
Academic Scholarship Award – 1977/1978, 1978/1979, 1979/1980;
Founder/Editor: Knox Review newspaper;
Advertising Manager: Knox Review newspaper;
Reporter/Disc Jockey WVKC Radio;
elected treasurer, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Illinois Delta-Zeta Chapter, Knox College.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Member: Illinois, Iowa and Florida Bar Associations
Member: Phi Delta Theta National Social Fraternity
Member: Rock Island and Scott County Bar Association

Contact Us
    Jack A. Schwartz and Associates
    1800 Third Ave.
    Suite 212
    Rock Island, IL 61201

    (309)793-HELP (4357)
    (563)326-1411 IOWA
    (800)798-ATTY (2889)
    Fax: (309) 793-9026

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Practice Areas
Criminal:
DUI or Traffic Violations
Misdemeanor Offenses
Felony Offenses

Civil:
Divorce
Child Support
Alimony
Personal Injury
Worker’s Compensation
Social Security Disability
Juvenile Delinquency