Edwin A.D. Schwartz

Edwin A.D. Schwartz: Attorney with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. (504 Attorneys)
  • 100 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 201, Camp Hill, PA 17011
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  • Edwin Schwartz is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. He focuses his practice on the defense of professional liability claims and suits brought against legal, medical, nursing, realtor, and broker professionals.
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Biography

Ed focuses his practice on the defense of claims made and suits brought against lawyers, physicians, nurses, insurance agents and brokers, real estate brokers, and other professionals in a wide variety of liability matters. He has developed an extensive trial and appellate practice, serving as first chair in some 30 trials and has represented clients in dozens of mediations. In addition, Ed has handled complex matters involving civil RICO, Stark Law litigation and compliance issues dealing with health care finance regulations. Ed has also been engaged in IRS litigation, representing tax payers before various taxing authorities, and is admitted before the U.S. Tax Court.

Early in his legal career, Ed developed a strong background in legal research, and he continues to write and/or assist in the writing of his own appellate briefs. His early experience contributed to his subsequent involvement in various national class actions for several firms in Texas and Florida. As well, Ed contributed to the research and drafting of an article that appeared in the Vol. 5, No. 1 (1995) newsletter of the ABA's Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee.

Ed is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's sub-committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics. He is frequently asked to serve as a speaker on professional ethics and malpractice avoidance at both state and county bar association functions, and he as served as a moderator and presenter at more than a dozen professional liability seminars. The focus of Ed’s seminars discuss issues of professional malpractice avoidance, risk assessment, mitigation and best practices.

In addition to his involvement with the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Ed is also a member of the Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF) and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). He conducts seminars and educational programs for numerous professional liability insurers, throughout central Pennsylvania and at their offices, nationwide.

Ed is honorably discharged from the United States Army Reserve, where he served as a commissioned officer and trial counsel in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. He received several acknowledgments and awards for his research and analysis on biochemical terrorist response and vaccination protocols for personnel of the armed forces.

In 2005 and 2006, Ed was recognized as a Rising Star in the Super Lawyers advertising supplement of Philadelphia Magazine. He has also been named as one of the Top 40 Under 40 in the central Pennsylvania region.

When not practicing law, Ed is involved in many community activities, including youth athletic programs. He is deeply committed to the Penn State Four Diamonds campaign as well as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society wherein he was recognized as a member of the MS Leadership Class of 2006. He also serves the United Way Capitol Region.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Avoiding Legal Malpractice, Pennsylvania Bar Association seminars, 2010- present

Mediation of Professional Liability Actions, Professional Liability Defense Federation annual meeting, September, 2016

Current Issues in Legal Malpractice Litigation and Malpractice Avoidance, Cumberland County Bar Association, June 2013

Legal Malpractice Primer, Professional Liability Defense Federation, September 2011

Legal Malpractice Avoidance and Ethical Considerations in the Daily Practice of Law, Lancaster County Bench/Bar Conference, October 2010

Preventing Legal Malpractice Claims and Ethic Complaints in Your Law Practice, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company In-House Seminar, October 2010

Honors & Awards

•Litigation Counsel of America Fellows
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2009, 2011-2012, 2016-2018
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2005-2007

Year Joined Organization: 2008

News

Brigid Alford and Ed Schwartz (Harrisburg, PA) were featured speakers at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Professional Liability Defense Federation
October 1, 2011
Brigid Alford and Ed Schwartz (Harrisburg, PA) were featured speakers at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Professional Liability Defense Federation in Chicago recently. The meeting was attended by both claims professionals and defense counsel from around the country. Brigid spoke on Professional...

Publication

Pennsylvania Legal Malpractice Handbook 2017 Edition
Articles • October 2, 2017
Please feel free to download the PA Legal Malpractice Handbook - 2017 Edition, found at the below link.

On the Pulse...Marshall Dennehey Introduces Lawyers’ Professional Liability Disciplinary Board Representation
Defense Digest Article • September 1, 2016
By Edwin A.D. Schwartz, Esq.* Everyone likes surprises, but not all surprises are well-liked. This can be especially true when you receive notification from the state disciplinary board that a former client, colleague or opposing counsel has..., Defense Digest, Vol. 22, No. 3, September 2016. Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to...

Major Victories

Successful Defense of Law Firm Against Legal Malpractice Cross Claims Emerging from Underlying Litigation.
Dec 31, 2018
We obtained summary judgment in a legal malpractice action in Lancaster County. We represented a law firm in the defense of legal malpractice cross-claims arising during underlying litigation. The plaintiff, an environmental consulting company, sued...

Father Changes Will; Son Files Civil Action Against Estate Attorney
Aug 30, 2017
Successfully defended an attorney in his individual capacity and in his capacity as executor of an estate. The plaintiff (the decedent’s son) had a verbal agreement to move into the decedent’s (his father’s) home and provide him...

Convicted “Kids for Cash” Attorney’s Legal Malpractice Claims Dismissed
Dec 6, 2016
The plaintiff was a former attorney and county commissioner who was indicted in the “Kids for Cash” scandal. A federal jury convicted the plaintiff of conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official...

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Professional Liability
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Insurance Agents & Brokers Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(717) 651-3700  Phone
(717) 651-3707  Fax
www.marshalldennehey.com
University Attended:
Texas Tech University, B.A., Political Science, 1992
Law School Attended:
Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, J.D., 1995
Year of First Admission:
1995
Admission:
1997, U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit; 1995, U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania; 1998, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1997, District of Columbia; 1995, Pennsylvania; 2016, North Carolina; 1999, U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:

Associations & Memberships

•American Bar Association
•Dauphin County Bar Association
•Defense Research Institute (DRI)
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Professional Liability Defense Fund (PLDF)
•Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)

Military:
Military Service: United States Army Reserve, 1987-1990, 2000-2009
Reported Cases:
Significant Representative Matters: Obtained a defense verdict in a complex legal malpractice action, including allegations of an attorney's alleged failure to provide competent representation resulting in the imposition of almost three quarters of a million dollars in federal and state tax liability.; Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an attorney accused of malpractice in handling a large family farm and estate, resulting in a alleged $1.2 million of damages.; Successfully obtained a defense verdict in a complex legal malpractice action in which the underlying issue focused on an attorney's alleged failure to protect a spouse's entitlement to a portion of her husband's military pension in an divorce proceeding. Verdict upheld on appeal by the Superior Court and review denied by the Supreme Court.; Obtained summary judgment in an adversarial proceeding alleging legal malpractice in the context of a bankruptcy proceeding. Allegations of malpractice involved issues of an attorney's failure to properly draft and review closing documents on a series of multi-million dollar USDA guaranteed loans for business purposes for which the plaintiff had ultimate personal exposure.; Obtained summary judgment in favor of a criminal defense counsel in a legal malpractice action in a state court action, and further defended similar claims asserted by same litigant against counsel in federal court action brought under the guise of civil rights claims under 42 U.S.C. 1893. Summary judgment upheld by Superior Court.; Managed, controlled and served as primary defense counsel in multi-jurisdictional legal malpractice action commenced in five different states. Successfully had all claims removed to their respective federal courts and ultimately transferred to Middle District of Pennsylvania where a dismissal was obtained.; Obtained summary judgment in legal malpractice action regarding a claimant's allegations that attorney failed to raise and adequately preserve certain claims in a workers' compensation matter that resulted in alleged damages in excess of $500,000. Summary judgment upheld by Superior Court.; Successfully defended legal malpractice claims involving allegations of inadequate representation of claimant in state human relations commission claims and subsequent federal whistleblower claims. Summary judgment obtained and ultimately affirmed by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.; Published Works: Pennsylvania Legal Malpractice Handbook, 2017 Edition, Published by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Co-author
ISLN:
909811028

Peer Reviews

4.6/5.0 (3 reviews)
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