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Richard Schwartz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Louisville, KY

Schwartz Bankruptcy Law Center
3339 Taylorsville Road
Louisville, KY 40205-3305
Phone: 502-694-7948
Fax: 502-485-9220
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Kentucky Since: 1984
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy: Consumer, Bankruptcy: Business
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Richard Schwartz is a partner with Schwartz Bankruptcy Law Center, which has law offices in Louisville, Kentucky, and New Albany, Indiana. Serving clients throughout the region, Mr. Schwartz focuses his practice solely on bankruptcy law, and he has more than 36 years of experience helping clients find relief from their overwhelming debt.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Schwartz has represented the rights and interests of debtors, creditors and trustees in complex bankruptcy cases throughout the country. He has extensive experience dealing with complex consumer and commercial bankruptcy issues, including reorganizations, workouts, negotiations, debtor-creditor relations, and more.

In honor of his outstanding professionalism and superior client service, Mr. Schwartz has earned an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received numerous positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients who remark about his willingness to go above and beyond what is necessary to help them achieve their goals as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

A 1980 cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics, Mr. Schwartz obtained his Juris Doctor from Moritz College of Law of the Ohio State University in 1983. He holds his license to practice in  Kentucky and Indiana, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky and the Southern District of Indiana as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

A leader in his legal community, Mr. Schwartz has served as chair of the Louisville Bar Association's Bankruptcy Section, and he is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the American Bankruptcy Institute, among his other professional affiliations. He also volunteers his time and service with the CARE Program sponsored by the Louisville Bar Association.


*We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Bankruptcy: Consumer
  • 30%Bankruptcy: Business
Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

About Richard Schwartz

First Admitted: 1983

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Chairman of the Bankruptcy Section, Louisville Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member since 1995
  • The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member since 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Indiana, 1985
  • Kentucky, 1984

Educational Background

  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., Economics, Cum Laude, 1980, 1980

Pro bono/Community Service

  • CARE Program through Louisville Bar Association, 2014


  •, AV Rated Preeminent, Martindale- Hubbell, 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • I have spoken at numerous Bankruptcy seminars over the years.  Most recently, in September of 2016, I spoke on the topic of "Tax Issues in Bankruptcy Cases" at the Louisville Bar Association's Fourth Annual Bankruptcy Law Institute., Speaker, Fourth Annual Bankruptcy Law Institute, Louisville Bar Association, 2016

Industry Groups

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • National Association Of Consumer Advocates
  • National Association Of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
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Office Location for Richard Schwartz

3339 Taylorsville Road
Louisville, KY 40205-3305

Phone: 502-694-7948

Fax: 502-485-9220

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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