Lawyers

Contact

Los Angeles

633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Ph: (213) 576-5000
Fax: (213) 680-4470


Orange County

2211 Michelson Drive
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612

Ph: (949) 255-6950
Fax: (949) 474-2060


Peter Schwartz is the Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office and is the chair of the Southern California Insurance practice group. He specializes in insurance coverage advice and related litigation. Mr. Schwartz also has extensive commercial, employment, class action, intellectual property, professional liability, and franchise litigation experience. His insurance coverage experience focuses on primary and excess commercial and personal lines insurance, and coverage litigation including "bad faith" actions and evaluating and litigating errors and omissions, advertising injury and environmental coverage issues. 

Mr. Schwartz has argued before the California Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and has litigated matters in state and federal courts throughout California and other jurisdictions.

Admissions

California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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Education

J.D., cum laude, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1983

B.A., honors, History and Political Science, University of California, Riverside, 1979 (Studied abroad for one year at Leeds University, Great Britain)

Honors

Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,
Martindale-Hubbell

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Business Litigation and Insurance Coverage (2007, 2008 and 2009)

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Contact

Los Angeles

213.576.5000

Orange County

949.255.6950

pschwartz@gordonrees.com

Education

J.D., cum laude, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1983

B.A., honors, History and Political Science, University of California, Riverside, 1979 (Studied abroad for one year at Leeds University, Great Britain)

Honors

Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,
Martindale-Hubbell

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Business Litigation and Insurance Coverage (2007, 2008 and 2009)

Peter Schwartz

Office Managing Partner

Practices

Peter Schwartz is the Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office and is the chair of the Southern California Insurance practice group. He specializes in insurance coverage advice and related litigation. Mr. Schwartz also has extensive commercial, employment, class action, intellectual property, professional liability, and franchise litigation experience. His insurance coverage experience focuses on primary and excess commercial and personal lines insurance, and coverage litigation including "bad faith" actions and evaluating and litigating errors and omissions, advertising injury and environmental coverage issues. 

Mr. Schwartz has argued before the California Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and has litigated matters in state and federal courts throughout California and other jurisdictions.

Admissions

California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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