James C. Schwartzman Receives Villanova Law Alumni Association Award for Public Service
PHILADELPHIA, APRIL 12, 2019 – James C. Schwartzman, a Partner and Chair of the Ethics and Professional Responsibility Group at Stevens & Lee, received the Villanova Law Alumni Association Award for Public Service at a reception held April 11, 2019, at the Union League in Philadelphia.
The award recognizes outstanding service by Villanova Law Alumni to society, and is presented annually to alumni who have distinguished themselves with exceptional professional and personal achievements and who have loyally dedicated their time and service to their communities.
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.
In 2018, he was appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf to the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline, 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 the 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 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 2018 for his work in Plaintiffs and Defendants Legal Malpractice Law and Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, and has been named Philadelphia Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Lawyer of the Year. He received a J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law and an A.B. from Washington University in St. Louis.