Gerald Schwartz exclusively practices personal injury and wrongful death law. He has been representing the victims of major car, truck and motorcycle accidents for over 30 years with locations in Alexandria, Woodbridge, Manassas and Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Gerald Schwartz graduated in 1974 from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.. He has specialized medical knowledge and training. He is an honors graduate of Northeastern College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions in Boston, MA. Mr. Schwartz is a former registered pharmacist who practiced at a major teaching hospital medical center and in a community pharmacy, advising physicians and patients about medicines.
Since 1975, Gerald Schwartz has devoted his practice to helping people fight for justice – a passion he developed in law school. In 2006, he was elected president of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Gerald Schwartz has been recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer since 2007 and a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer since 2008.
Mr. Schwartz is a faculty and board member of the Virginia College of Trial Advocacy. The Virginia State Bar has regularly selected him to lecture new lawyers on personal injury law at the Virginia State Bar's First Day in Practice seminar. In October 2007, he was honored to be the only lawyer to present the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's “Master of Advocacy” seminar. Additionally, he has lectured more than 70 times to other lawyers on how to handle and maximize results in personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Coupled with Mr. Schwartz's passion to advocate for the rights of his clients and help them rebuild their lives is his commitment to community service. One of his most memorable cases was his pro bono representation of an Army Colonel injured during the September 11th attack on the Pentagon. He says, “I will always remember her thank you note to me at the end of her case which said, ‘You were there for me when I needed help the most – you are my hero'”