Schain, Banks, Kenny & Schwartz, Ltd.
Marty J. Schwartz

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.

Practice areas:
Commercial litigation, real estate litigation, business litigation, construction litigation, and employment litigation

Litigation percentage:
100% of practice devoted to litigation

Frequently referenced cases:

A number of cases Marty successfully handled on appeal have been repeatedly referenced by other courts and authorities:

  • Ross vs. Creighton Univ., 957 F.2d 410 cited 726 times
  • Door Sys. vs. Pro-Line Door Sys., 126 F.3d 1028 cited 196 times
  • Tadros vs. Kuzmak, 277 Ill.App.3d 301, 660 N.E.2d 162 cited 169 times
  • The Sharrow Group v. Zausa Dev. Corp., 2004 WL 2806193 cited 88 times
  • Hindin/Owen/Engelke, Inc. vs. Grm Indus., 869 F.Supp. 539 cited 39 times


J.D., 1979, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C. magna cum laude
B.A., 1976, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

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