Andrew M. Schwartz: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Andrew M. Schwartz

Andrew M. Schwartz is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. His practice is devoted largely to client matters regarding professional liability, concentrating on creditors' rights defense, defamation and privacy issues as well as business and commercial law matters.
Phone(215) 575-2765

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Practice Areas

  • Professional Liability
  • Consumer Credit Litigation
  • Fair Debt Collection / FCEUA Defense
  • Truth in Lending Defense
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act Defense
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • RICO Act
  • Defamation & Privacy - Defense
University St. John's College, B.A., 1991
Law SchoolHofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York, J.D., 1996
Admitted1996, New Jersey; 1997, Pennsylvania; 2002, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2005, U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania; 2005, U.S. District Court of New Jersey

Associations & Memberships
•ACA International
•ACA Members Attorney Program
•Pennsylvania State Chair, 2009-2011
•New Jersey Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association


Andrew's practice is largely devoted to matters regarding professional liability, concentrating on creditors' rights defense, defamation and privacy issues, business and commercial law, and legal malpractice matters. Andrew serves as the chair of the Consumer Financial Services Litigation and Compliance Group where he leads a team of talented attorneys in defending all manner of financial institutions, debt servicers and buyers, auto finance companies, collection attorneys, student lenders, telecommunication providers, mortgage lenders and credit reporting agencies.

In 1991 Andrew graduated from the Great Books program at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. Andrew attended Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York, and earned his juris doctor in 1996.

While earning his juris doctor, Andrew served as a summer law clerk for the Honorable Zelda Jonas of the New York Supreme Court. He also assisted in the creation of an award-winning homeless advocacy group, representing indigent clients through the homeless advocacy group and criminal defendants through the Hofstra Criminal Justice Clinic. Andrew received the Former District Attorneys of New York Criminal Justice Award in 1996. Additionally, Andrew was a two-time recipient, 1994 and 1995, of the Hofstra Pro Bono award for service to the community.

Andrew began his legal career with Prudential Securities and later was employed as a litigation associate with a law firm in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Published Works

•A Tale of Two Lawsuits - Campuzano and Womack, Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009

•Mold: Is it the next Asbestos Pennsylvania Legal Intelligencer, 2002

Year Joined Organization: 2001

Reported CasesSignificant Representative Matters: Klingensmith v. Max & Erma's Rests., Inc ., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81029 (W.D. Pa. Oct. 23, 2007). FACTA Class Action Settlement Coupon Settlement; Womack v. Nat'l Action Fin. Servs ., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54206 (E.D. Pa. July 25, 2007). Non-attorney signatory on a collection letter need not be meaningfully involved in the drafting and issuance of the letter; Kondratick v. Benefit Consumer Disc. Co ., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4754 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 8, 2006). Denial of class certification against mortgage lender and debt collector; Kondratick v. Ben. Consumer Discount Co ., 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20915 (E.D. Pa. Sept. 21, 2005). Dismissal of FDCPA and consumer fraud claims against debt collector for not removing final judgment on mortgage debt; Prince v. NCO Fin. Servs ., 346 F. Supp. 2d 744 (E.D. Pa. 2004). Defendant was determined not to be a debt collector because the consumer's account was not in default when obtained by defendant, even though communications sent by defendant stated defendant was a debt collector.; MRC v. Hoffman v. MRC, UNN-L-1798-07 (NJ Super. Court 2008). Dismissal of counterclaim as the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act does not apply to debt collectors collecting on third party debts.; Published Works: A Tale of Two Lawsuits - Campuzano and Womack, Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009; Mold: Is it the next Asbestos? Pennsylvania Legal Intelligencer, 2002

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Andrew M. Schwartz

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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