Edward M. Swartz: Lawyer with Swartz & Swartz, P.C.

Edward M. Swartz

Over the course of decades, Mr. Swartz took on consumer protection causes that have positively affected the lives of many, leading to product recalls, design changes, and implementation of industry-wide safety protocols. As the Founder of Swartz & Swartz, P.C., he approached his legal work on behalf of seriously injured individuals and their families with an unrivaled passion, in a profession that he had been drawn to even as a young boy.
Honing his skills in college debates and by acting in school plays, Mr. Swartz attended Boston University School of Law on a scholarship, was editor-in-chief of the law review, president of the student bar association, represented his school in a national moot court competition, and graduated first in his class. He continued his legal education as a W.C. Cook Fellow at the University of Michigan Law School, and served as an adjunct professor at Boston University School of Law.

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Contact InfoTelephone: 617-742-1900
Fax: 617-367-7193
Mailing AddressThe Hancock House, 10 Marshall Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02108
University University of Massachusetts, B.A., with honors, 1955
Law SchoolBoston University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1958; The University of Michigan Law School, LL.M., 1960
Admitted1958, Massachusetts; 1971, District of Columbia
BornWinthrop, Massachusetts, January 17, 1934

In Memoriam (1934-2010): Member, Scribes. Editor-in-Chief, Boston University Law Review, 1957-1958. Recipient, John Ordronaux Prize, Boston University, 1958. Recipient, Boston Aid to the Blind, Man of Vision Award, 1996; Commendation from Governor William Weld, 1995. Research Fellow, Boston University Law Medicine Institute, 1958-2010. W.C. Cook Graduate Fellow, University of Michigan, 1960. Lecturer in Law, Boston University School of Law, 1961-1963. Associate Editor, Massachusetts Law Quarterly, 1962-2010. Author: "Defective Toys - Demonstrating Manufacturers Disregard For Children's Safety," Trial Magazine, Nov. 1997; "Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gas Fires and Explosions," 14 American Jurisprudence Trials, 1968; "Malpractice Hazards of Spinal Anesthesia," 93 Legal Medicine Annual; "Product Liability: The Torch Cases," Case & Comment, Vol. 76 No. 1, 1971; "The New Rules of Federal Discovery," Massachusetts Law Quarterly, Vol. 55 No. 4, 1971; "Toys That Don't Care," Gambit, Inc., 1971; "Trial Handbook for Massachusetts Lawyers," Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Co., 1972; "Malpractice from the Viewpoint of the Trial Attorney," The Unfavorable Result in Plastic Surgery, Little Brown & Co., 1972; "Recovery for Product Related Quadriplegia and Paraplegia," Case & Comment, Vol. 77 No. 5, 1972; "Hazardous Product Litigation," Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Co., 1973; "Techniques of Direct Examination: Illustrative Testimony in a Flammable Fabrics Case," Personal Injury Annuals, Matthew Bender, 1974; "Pre-trial Examination of the Technical Witness in a Product Liability Case," Personal Injury Annuals, Matthew Bender, 1977; "Cross-Examination of an Adverse Technical Expert in a Products Liability Case," Personal Injury Annuals, Matthew Bender, 1978; "Cross-Examination of Medical Witnesses," Art of Advocacy, Matthew Bender, 1981; "You Can't Tell A Book By Its Cover," Trial Magazine, November, 1981; "Toys-R-Dangerous," Trial Magazine, February, 1982; "Winning Strategies in a Product Liability Case," Southern Methodist University Institute on Products Liability, Matthew Bender & Co., Inc., 1982; "Litigating Household Caustic Injuries," Case& Comment, Volume 88, No. 2, 1983; "Leisure Time Product-Related Torts," Southern Methodist University Institute on Products Liability, Matthew Bender & Co., Inc., 1983; "Medical and Surgical Instruments and Devices," Products Liability, By Frumer & Friedman, Matthew Bender & Co., Inc., 1983; "Are Lawyers Missing the 'Big' Cases?" Case & Comment, Volume 89, No. 4, 1984; "Malpractice From the Viewpoint Of the Trial Attorney," The Unfavorable Result in Plastic Surgery, Little Brown & Co., 1984; "Slaughter by Product, Winning the Products Liability Case," Kluwer Law Book Publishers, Inc., 1986; "Toys That Kill," Random House-Vintage Press, 1986; "Swartz: Hazardous Products Litigation, 2nd Edition," Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Co., 1988; "Benefits to Society of Products Liability Litigation: Promoting Child Safety," American Trial Lawyers Association, December 1987; "Product Liability and the Captive Consumer," Case and Comment, November/ December 1987; "The Assault on the Captive Consumer: Emasculating the Common Law of Torts in the Name of Reform," St. Mary's Law Journal, 1987; "Smoke Detector Litigation," Trial Magazine, November 1986; "Failure to Resuscitate a Patient Following Cardiac Arrest," The Malpractice Reporter, April 1986; "Freeing the Captive Consumer," Trial Magazine, Volume 22, Number 4, April 1986; "The Search for Product Defect," Case & Comment, Volume 92, Number 1, January-February 1986; "Proving That a Product is Defective," Trial Diplomacy Journal, January 1986; Trial Handbook for Massachusetts Lawyers, Second Edition, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, 1990. Co-author: "Massachusetts Pleading and Practice," Matthew Bender, 1974. "Blindness in the Toy Box," Case & Comment, Vol. 79, No. 6, 1974; "Peril at Home," Case & Comment, Vol. 81, No. 5, 1976; "Use of Discovery in Product-Related Burn Cases," 22 American Jurisprudence Trials, 1975; "Books That Bite," Butler's Northeast, May 25, 1981; "Successful Litigation of Actions Resulting from Injuries Caused by Household Caustics," 28 American Jurisprudence Trials, 1981; "Co-authored Personal Injury Forms and Litigation Materials, Second Edition, Clark Boardman Callaghan, 1995;" "Child vs. Product: Product Related Injuries To Children," National Trial Lawyers Magazine, July 1991; "Swartz Proof of Product Defect," Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Co., 1985; "Cross-Examination of Defendant's Expert In a Leisure Time Tort Case: Illustrative Testimony in a Swimming Pool Diving Case," Personal Injury Desk book, Matthew Bender & Co., Inc., 1984; "Legal Approaches to Injury Prevention," Pediatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 32, No. 1, Feb., 1985; "Seat Belt Injury Litigation," Trial Magazine, Nov., 1988. Assistant Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1963-1965. President, Boston University Law Review Alumni Association, 1966-1967. Member, Attorney General's Committee on Conflict of Interest, 1970. Member, Advisory and Editorial Board, Health Devices Evaluation Program, The Emergency Care Research Institute, 1970-. Member, Board of Directors, Boston University Law School Alumni Association, 1971-2010. Consultant, Accident Prevention Committee, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 1972-1973. Vice President, 1973- and Fund-Raising Chairman, 1974-1975, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Blindness. Sustaining Founder, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 1983-2010. Member, Board of Experts, Lawyers Alert Newsmagazine, a Lawyers Weekly Publication, 1984. Member, Chancellor's Executive Committee, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1988-2010. Member, Executive Council, Young Astronauts of America, 1988-. Friend, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Hospital, 1989. State Coordinator, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 1988-1995; Founder and President, W.A.T.C.H. (World Against Toys Causing Harm) 1985-2010. (1934-2010)

Reported CasesDrayton v. Jiffee Chemical Corp., 413 F.Supp. 834 (N.D.Ohio 1976); McCormack v. Abbott Laboratories, 617 F.Supp. 1521 (D.C.Mass. 1985); Cunningham by Cunningham v. Quaker Oats Co., Fisher-Price Div., 107 F.R.D. 66 (W.D.N.Y. 1985).

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Edward M. Swartz

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BostonMA 02108


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