Marty J. Schwartz

Marty J. Schwartz


Practice Areas


  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1979
  • Yale University, B.A., 1976

Bar Admissions & Licenses

  • Illinois
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Marty J. Schwartz has devoted his entire legal career, dating back to 1980, to practicing law in the areas of business and commercial litigation, including business break-ups, breach of contract, fraud and other business torts, real estate and construction litigation, and employment disputes.

Because he has practiced in the same areas of law for so many years, Marty is able to handle cases more effectively by focusing on those motions and discovery that advance the overall strategy of the case and on trial tactics that are most likely to be triumphant. Marty’s extensive experience as well as his relentless and aggressive style have contributed to his remarkable success as a litigator.

Prior to joining Schain Banks in 2011, Marty worked at his own law firm, Marty J. Schwartz, P.C. established in 1991.

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Ross vs. Creighton Univ., 957 F.2d 410, cited 1120 times
  • Door Sys. vs. Pro-Line Door Sys., 126 F.3d 1028, cited 214 times
  • Tadros vs. Kuzmak, 277 Ill.App.3d 301, 660 N.E.2d 162, cited 190 times
  • Sharrow Group v. Zausa Dev. Corp., 2004 WL 2806193, cited 117 times
  • Flynn v. Maschmeyer, 2020 IL App (1st) 190784, cited 47 times
  • Hindin/Owen/Engelke, Inc. vs. Grm Indus., 869 F.Supp. 539, cited 41 times
  • Ruiz v. Cal-Ful Condo. Ass'n, 2019 IL App (1st) 181734, cited 32 times