Law Offices of James G. Schwartz, P.C.

Firm Overview

I have been practicing law for over 31 years and my firm has been in the current offices since 1987, when the Law Offices of James G. Schwartz was established. The firm currently has 4 attorneys and specializes in business and commercial civil litigation, including real estate, construction law, corporate law, advising business clients in all aspects of corporate and partnership issues. We also work with clients in the wills, trust and probate area including wills and trust litigation.

Example cases

Civil litigation and business cases involving contracts, fraud, shareholders and partnership issues.

Construction defect cases.

Education law and student rights, including expulsion hearings and sports eligibility issues.

Real estate issues, involving mortgage problems to life partners splitting up.

Wills, trust and probate law, including trust disputes.

Main Office
7901 Stoneridge Drive
Suite 401
Pleasanton  CA  94588
  • (925) 463-1073
  • (925) 463-2937


Free Initial Consultation?
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
I don't have a list but will quote fixed price - depends upon the service.
Hourly Rates
$250 to $450

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Office Manager
Linda Schwartz
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

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

Having come from a business family I chose to stay in the business and real estate areas.

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

It is important that clients educate themselves as much as possible on the legal issues involved so that they can make choices and decisions that may affect them.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I will be glad to review documents prepared by clients but I have found after 31 years that many of the client prepared documents need substantial revisions.

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

I have coached many clients on small claims court appearances. Other than that I have not been asked.

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I gained my work ethic from working in my dad's clothing business from the age of 8 on. I also worked for the county and state governments during college and law school. These experiences shaped my devotion to the law.

An example of my style is that I or members of my firm take as many calls from people inquiring about the need for legal services and analyzing whether this office can ultimately help. When people call a lawyer they usually need help.

Personal interests:

Skiing, boating, traveling.

  • Bar Number: 69371
    California , 1976
  • McGeorge School of Law
    J.D. , 1976
    Sacramento, CA
  • San Jose State University
    B.S. , 1971
    San Jose, CA
    Business Administration

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