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

San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

2211 Michelson Drive
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612


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)


Top Rated Lawyer-AV ® Preeminent ™,

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

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.


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit