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Glen H. Schwartz – Attorney at Law
Glen H. Schwartz

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Glen H. Schwartz

Applying over four decades of experience as a family law attorney, Glen Schwartz has established himself as a well- known and respected advocate for his clients’ interests with respect, compassion, and efficiency. The State Bar of California has certified Glen as a specialist in family law, and he has been granted Fellowship in both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

Glen has the unique distinction of being honored as a recipient of the Spencer Brandeis Award (“In recognition of outstanding contributions to the legal community and the practice of family law”) and the Joseph Drown Award (“In recognition of the contributions to the betterment of children and families going through the divorce process”). And, in addition to the annual publication of his parentage litigation guide used by attorneys and judicial officers throughout the state, Glen authors numerous articles and frequently lectures and provides commentary on substantive and practical aspects of family law.

Education:

  • Juris Doctor, University of Southern California, June 1974
  • Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, University of Southern California, June 1971

Bar Admissions:

  • State of California, admitted: December 1974, Bar No. 62694
  • United States District Court, Central District, admitted: February 1975
  • United States Supreme Court, admitted: May 1987

Professional Appointments and Awards:

  • Certified Family Law Specialist – State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Fellow – American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow – International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Spencer Brandeis Award recipient – “In recognition of outstanding contributions to the legal community and the practice of family law”, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Joseph Drown Award – “In recognition of the contributions to the betterment of children and families going through the divorce process”, Association of Family & Conciliation Courts – California Chapter
  • Past Chair – Family Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Past Chair – Family Law Symposium, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Past Chair – Five (5) Child Custody Colloquiums, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Rating as a Selected Southern California Top Rated Lawyer, 2012-2021
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2012-2021

Selected Authored Publications:

  • California Parentage Litigation Reference Guide“, published annually for use by judicial officers and practitioners throughout the State [current Edition: 2021] Download PDF
  • Family Law Symposium Reference Book, Parentage Litigation, Editions 1990 – 2018
  • Family Law Institute Reference Book, California Center for Judicial Education & Research (Judicial Council of California), Parentage Litigation, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2011, 2014
  • Fathers In Law, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, July-August, 1997

Selected Presentations:

  • California Center for Judicial Education & Research (Judicial Council of California), AB 1058 Child Support Training Conference, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
  • California Center for Judicial Education & Research (CJER), Family Law Institute, 1999, 2004, 2008, 2013
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Family Court Services and Court Facilitators Training Programs, May and June 2013
  • County of Los Angeles Child Support Services Department Training Program entitled “Parentage Notwithstanding Genetics”, 2017
  • Family Law Symposium, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2021
  • County of Orange Child Support Services Department Training Program entitled “Parentage Notwithstanding Genetics”, 2017
  • Child Custody Colloquium Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1994, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2014
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Chapter, 2002, 2011
  • The State Bar of California Annual Meeting, 2001, 2004
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Annual Conference, 2015, 2017

Appellate Court Reported Cases:

  • Trial and appellate counsel in the landmark United States Supreme Court case:
    Michael H. v. Gerald D., U.S. 110, 109 S.Ct.2333 (1989)
  • Trial and appellate counsel in twenty-three (23) California Court of Appeals cases including:
    Comino v. Kelley, 30 Cal.Rptr.2d 728 (1994)
    Susan H. v. Jack S., 37 Cal.Rptr.2d 120 (1994)
    Steven W. v. Matthew S., 39 Cal.Rptr.2d 535 (1995)
    Steven S. v. Deborah D. 25 Cal.Rptr.3d 482 (2005)

Selected Media:

  • Expert commentary, Paternity, Sports Illustrated, May 4, 1998
  • Featured personality in Thicker Than Blood, The Larry McLinden Story, CBS Movie of the Week, March 6, 1994
  • Case and personal profile, CBS Eye to Eye with Connie Chung, May 1993
  • Personal profile, The Wall Street Journal, June 17, 1993
  • Personal profile, Los Angeles Times “View”, June 13, 1989
  • Personal profile, The Los Angeles Daily Journal, October 14, 1988
  • Former guest commentator, KABC Michael Jackson Radio Show
  • Presently a frequent expert media commentator on family law issues

 

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