James C. Schwartzman Elected President Judge of the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline
PHILADELPHIA, PA, October 12, 2021 – James C. Schwartzman has been elected President Judge of the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline.
The Judges of the Court of Judicial Discipline are tasked with hearing and deciding charges of misconduct filed against judicial officers.
Mr. Schwartzman previously served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board. He is a former Chairman of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Disciplinary Board, Continuing Legal Education Board and the Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Board.
A Partner in the law firm of Stevens & Lee and the Chairman of its Ethics and Professional Responsibility Group, Mr. Schwartzman has extensive experience representing and counseling lawyers and law firms on ethics-related issues.
Mr. Schwartzman is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. As published in Philadelphia magazine, Mr. Schwartzman has been continuously recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2004 by being selected by his peers as among the top 5 percent of lawyers in the Commonwealth. In addition, he has been selected by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America from 2006 to 2021 for his work in Plaintiffs and Defendants Legal Malpractice Law and Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, and has again been named Philadelphia “Lawyer of the Year” in Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law and Legal Malpractice Law. He received a J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law and an A.B. from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a resident of Radnor, Delaware County.