Lawrence R. Schwach, Esq.
Mr. Schwach concentrates his practice in civil litigation and trial practice. He was born in Buffalo, New York on November 12, 1949, and admitted to the California Bar in 1979, to New York in 1984 and to Florida in 1985. He is also admitted to United States District Courts for th Central District of California, Western District of New York and Northern District of New York. Mr. Schwach received a B.A. from Canisius College and his J. D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Mr. Schwach is a member of the State Bar of California, New York State Bar Association and the Florida State Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Trial Lawyers, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association. He has tried lawsuites in New York, Florida and California in both State and Federal Courts. He is a member of the Erie County Bar Association and multiple committees. Since 1995, he has received Martindale Hubbell's highest rating of AV.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Schwach was employed as a claims adjuster for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Upon admission to the California Bar, Mr. Schwach joined Mission Insurance Company's in-house counsel in Los Angeles, Calfornia wher he rose the level of trial attorney. In 1983, he joined the law firm of Block & Colucci, P.C. In 1995, he was a founding partner in the law firm of Gradl Polowitz & Schwach, LLP.
Mr. Schwach has handled numerous litigated matters, including environmental and toxic torts, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants as well as insurance carriers. He has an active estate and Surrogate's Court practice, and also represents corporate defendants in administrative and employment law related matters.