Cornman & Swartz

Firm Overview

Business and employment litigation. Personal injury litigation.
Mr. Swartz has been practicing in Orange County since 1987. Cornman & Swartz was established in 1999. Collectively, Mr. Swartz and Mr. Cornman have over 40 years of experience.

Example cases

Assisted elderly couple in receiving favorable settlement based on age discrimination after couple was terminated by large waste disposal company.
Assisted male and female employees to obtain favorable confidential settlement based on sexual harassment by manager of major coffee house.
Assisted small high tech company to achieve a non-suit after plaintiff presented her case to the jury in which plaintiff sought damages in excess of $2.0 million.

Main Office
19800 MacArthur Blvd
Suite 800
Irvine  CA  92612
  • (949) 261-7669
  • (949) 261-7560


Free Initial Consultation?
I am happy to give a free 10 minute consultation for the purpose of determining whether there is mutual interest in going forward.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Typically, we charge by the hour. I will consider taking a case on a contingency fee basis but this is not the norm.
Hourly Rates

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Office Manager
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

My areas of practice are business litigation, employment law, and personal injury law. I have always enjoyed the complexity and challenges of these practice areas.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I encourage clients to educate themselves. The better informed the client is, the better they can communicate their needs and wishes to me and the better I can represent them.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

It depends. As a litigator, I normally do not find myself reviewing documents prepared by clients.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Since I am a litigator, I do not often find myself in a position where I am able to coach a client through the litigation process. I do not recommend that clients attempt to handle complex litigation on their own.

Charles Alexander Swartz

Thelen Marin Johnson & Bridges (1987-1990); McAuley & Dubia (1990-1994); Law Offices of Jack D. Brewer (1994-1997); Law Offices of Charles A. Swartz (1997-1999); Cornman & Swartz (1999 to present).

It is the complexity of the issues which I face on a day to day basis that makes me a better lawyer. Realizing that each client may have a unique set of objectives and attempting to realize each client's unique objectives has made me a better lawyer.

I am very analytical. I am also very persistent. I pride myself in seeing things through to their conclusion.

Personal interests:

My family. I coach my two young sons in soccer and baseball. I enjoy traveling when time permits.

  • Bar Number: 132229
    California , 1987
  • UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
    Juris Doctor , 1987
    Berkeley, CA
    Associate editor, International Tax and Business Lawyer
  • University of California
    Bachelor of Arts , 1984
    Los Angeles, CA

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