Kenneth M. Schwartz

Kenneth M. Schwartz was a partner in our firm from 1960 until 1985. A preeminent labor lawyer in Southern California, Mr. Schwartz's practice included litigation, arbitration, counseling, and internal union governance. His clients included the United Auto Workers, the United Steelworkers, and the Retail Clerks Association. Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Schwartz served as a Marine in World War II, receiving a battlefield commission and retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.

 

A tireless advocate for labor unions and working people, he was originally hired by our firm because its then-partners were impressed, even as an adversary, by his tenacity as an attorney for the NLRB. Mr. Schwartz earned the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog" from his years of singleminded devotion to our clients' interests. Upon retiring from the firm, Mr. Schwartz became a well-respected arbitrator and mediator. Mr. Schwartz died in 2008 at the age of 92.