James C. Schwartzman Elected to the Board of the Villanova School of Law’s Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance
PHILADELPHIA, PA, October 30, 2019 – James C. Schwartzman, a Partner and Chair of the Ethics and Professional Responsibility Group at Stevens & Lee, was elected to the Board of The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance. A part of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, the Center is dedicated to the exploration and study of ethics, integrity and compliance to achieve the university’s goal of educating ethical leaders.
Mr. Schwartzman has extensive experience representing and counseling lawyers, law firms and judges on ethics-related issues. He has trial experience in civil and criminal matters in most of the courts in southeastern Pennsylvania.
He was appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf as a judge on the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline in 2018, and 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 Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Board.
Mr. Schwartzman is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and was a law clerk for the Honorable J. William Ditter, Jr., U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has taught courses at the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute and Temple University School of Law. As published in Philadelphia magazine, Mr. Schwartzman has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2004 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 for his work in Plaintiffs and Defendants Legal Malpractice Law and Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law.
Mr. Schwartzman also has been named Philadelphia Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Lawyer of the Year, and in 2019, received the Villanova Law Alumni Association Award for Public Service.
He holds 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.