Amitai Schwartz

Amitai Schwartz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Emeryville, CA

Law Offices of Amitai Schwartz
 | 2000 Powell Street, Suite 1286
Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone: 510-597-1775
Fax: 510-597-0957
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate (60%),
  • Civil Rights (20%),
  • Administrative Law (20%)
Attorney Profile
The Law Offices of Amitai Schwartz strives to provide high quality legal representation at affordable cost.  Because we are a small firm, we provide individual attention to our clients' needs and concerns.  We are easily accessible and responsive.  We handle a broad range of complex litigation with the primary emphasis on both civil and criminal appellate work.  We also handle non-appellate civil rights and public interest cases as well as administrative matters.    Frequently we represent other attorneys in connection with court awarded attorney's fee awards as well as disputes with other attorneys.  We are frequently involved in health care matters, university and college issues, and criminal defense and habeas corpus cases.

Certificates and Credentials

About Amitai Schwartz

Admitted: 1973, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.schwartzlaw.com/attorneys.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Annual Award of Merit, Bar Association of San Francisco, 2007
  • California Lawyer Magazine - Angel Award, 2006
  • Annual Award of Merit, Bar Association of San Francisco, 1997
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Services, U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1995
  • ABA Pro Bono Publico Award, 1991
  • Annual Award of Merit, Bar Association of San Francisco, 1978

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Member, Task Force on Self-Represented Litigants, 2003-2005; United States District Court, Northern District of California, Member, Advisory Committee to Draft Attorney Disciplinary Rules, 1998 - 1999    United States District Court, Northern District of California, Member, Advisory Committee for the Non-Appropriated Fund, 1997; United States District Court, Northern District of California, Member, Civil Local Rules Advisory Committee, 1994 - 1996 ; United States District Court, Northern District of California, Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee, 1991 - 1997; United States District Court, Northern District of California, Section 1983 Prisoner Pro Bono, Committee, Chair 1987 -2013; Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Lawyer Delegate, 1989-1991; State Bar of California, Member, Federal Courts Committee, 1996; Bar Association of San Francisco, Director, 1986-1987; Bar Association of San Francisco, Amicus Curiae Committee, Co-Chair, 1987 - 2009, 2012 - 2014; Bar Association of San Francisco, Judiciary Committee, Member, 1988 - 1990; San Francisco Barristers Club, Director, 1978

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • United States District Court, Northern District of California, Evaluator, Early Neutral Evaluation Program, 1988 - 2014: United States District Court, Northern District of California, Mediator, Mediation Program, 1990 - 2014; California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District ,  Mediator, Mediation Program, 2000 - 2011; Cooperating Attorney, ACLU of Northern California, 1985 -present; Cooperating Attorney, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, 1990- present; Lecturer, California Lawyers for the Arts.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • California Academy of Appellate Lawyers

Educational Background:

  • Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) 1972 Brandeis University, 1969
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Office Location for Amitai Schwartz

2000 Powell Street
Suite 1286
Emeryville, CA 94608

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Last Updated: 2/19/2019

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