Firm Overview

Proven Results in Complex Litigation

The Law Offices of James G. Schwartz has negotiated favorable client outcomes in difficult negotiations and won important courtroom victories on behalf of clients. Listed below is a sample of some our notable cases, with analysis by our skilled trial lawyers.

Founding attorney and senior partner Jim Schwartz has practiced in Alameda County and Northern California for more than 30 years. His litigation practice includes cases in business and commercial law, intellectual property rights and trade secrets, real estate and construction, students' rights, probate, and other civil litigation.


Appeal for Student Athletic Eligibility - California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)

Notable Cases


Law Office of James G. Schwartz wins $2,000,000 Judgment for their Clients (Alameda County Superior Court) in a case involving the purchase of property and property financing, breach of Contract and failure to perform. James G. Schwartz was the trial attorney

Law Office of James G. Schwartz wins a $250,000 Judgment, including punitive damages, attorney fees and costs for their Client (Santa Clara County Superior Court) in a case for willful and malicious misappropriation of trade secret information against former employee, who left the Firm's Client and took with him trade secrets to a competing company Defendant's started with friends. James G. Schwartz was the trial attorney, assisted by Stephen Moses

Law Office of James G. Schwartz obtained arbitration award for their Client in the amount of $350,000 including attorney fees and costs in a dispute with the general contractor over a home improvement contract. James G. Schwartz was the trial attorney

Law Office of James G. Schwartz obtained a directed Judgment for their Defendant Client, seller of a business, (Superior Court Contra Costa County Superior Court) after the Complaining party put on their case, without Firm's Client having to put on a defense; in a claim involving the purchase of a business. James G. Schwartz was the trial attorney

Law Office of James G. Schwartz obtained a Judgment for the Client through arbitration in a case involving a breach of contract case; where defendant Company tried to solicit an employee from the Firm's Client.

Law Office of James G. Schwartz wins a $100,000 Judgment for their Client (Ventura County Superior Court) in a case involving non- payment for services performed by the Client.


James G. Schwartz helped his Client negotiate a $600,000 investment in a start up company


Law Office of James G. Schwartz Forces School District To Allow An Intra-District Transfer

Student Athletic Eligibility Case - California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section

Pleasanton California Business Planning Law Firm

Pleasanton Law Firm

Comprehensive planning, transactional and litigation services for California business clients since 1976

Experience: Senior attorney and founder James G. Schwartz is an Oakland native, practicing law since 1976. The firm itself has stood at its current location for over 24 years.

Convenience: Located in Pleasanton, CA, adjacent to the Stoneridge Mall at the intersection of Foothill and Stoneridge Drive (I680 / I580), with ample parking and BART-accessible.

Comprehensive Practice: Representing owners and individuals on all aspects of establishing, operating and growing a California business:

Civil Litigation - Lawsuits / Business & Commercial Law / Real Estate Law Construction Law / Wills, Trusts & Probate / Tax Law / Education Law & Student's Rights

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Response / Results: The convenience, affordability and personal attention of a small firm coupled with the experience, reputation and resources of full-time corporate counsel.

Return On Investment: Business owners may be hesitant to secure business planning services, fearing the expense will outweigh any benefit received. Our lawyers are dedicated to providing ample "Return on Investment" to all California business clients - this includes an honest assessment of needs and goals and the ongoing analysis of pro-active legal strategies that account for unforeseen circumstances and avoid disputes wherever possible.

Respect: Having served hundreds of California corporate and individual clients over the past twenty nine years, we enjoy a substantial reputation and countless referrals from satisfied business and individual clients who look to us for timely, cost-effective legal solution on all issues related to civil litigation, business planning transactions and wills and trusts.

Commitment: At the Law Offices of James G. Schwartz, we don't simply guide our clients through the process, especially during a dispute. We will diligently exhaust all administrative solutions to secure the least-distracting outcome, including mediation where appropriate. When a negotiated outcome is unavailable, however, we are experienced trial attorneys capable of preparing and presenting complex issues at all levels of the state and federal courts.

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Business owners throughout Northern California are invited to review our web site, consider our qualifications and then CONTACT the Pleasanton Law Offices of James G. Schwartz for a consultation and case evaluation from an experienced California business lawyer.

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