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Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates

The Top Trial Lawyers In America

  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent
  • Top 100 Settlements Personal Injury - California 2017
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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Andrew Swartz and Michele Kennedy are both members of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Each has won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

In 2017 Ms. Kennedy recovered one of the top settlements in California (16th highest recovery)

Monterey Personal Injury Attorneys

No Attorney Fees Unless You Collect - We Advance All Costs

For over 45 years, the partners at Swartz & Kennedy have practiced law in the Central Coast. Although they have appeared in courts all over the state for their clients, the focus has always been on representing the residents of the Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties and representing visitors who have been injured in these counties.. The firm focuses on personal injury and wrongful death cases. It has always provided its clients and injured victims with the best legal representation based on its years of experience in the courtroom and outside of it to obtain the best results possible for each client. We have maintained that work ethic and continue to aggressively go above and beyond our previous accomplishments. To find out how we can assist you, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible during your personal injury claim process or at the earliest time in your case to ensure that we can perform an early investigation and protect you from being taken advantage of by an insurance company. Having the experienced and qualified legal advice our firm provides can significantly reduce your risk of being under-compensated or even held liable for an accident.

Andrew Swartz opened the predecessor firm to Swartz & Kennedy in 1974. In 1983 Michele Kennedy joined the firm. From the very beginning, the attorneys at Swartz & Kennedy have been setting the industry standard for what personal injury and business litigation attorneys can do for their clients. Swartz & Kennedy has over 80 years of combined experience and a record of consistent success. The firm is ranked at the highest level by its peers - judges, arbitrators and practicing attorneys. our AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell and membership in the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forums illustrates Swartz & Kennedy’s success.

We've Fought and Won for Our Clients

See the Results
  • $5 Million Auto v. Auto (Commercial)
  • $3 Million Auto v. Truck (Wrongful Death)
  • $1 Million Auto v. Auto
  • $1 Million Premises Liability
  • $850 Thousand Auto v. Truck (Agricultural big rig and trailer)
  • $850 Thousand Auto v. Truck (Big Rig and trailer)
  • $850 Thousand Auto v. Truck (Commercial)
  • $500 Thousand Auto v. Auto
  • $465 Thousand Autos v. Motorcycle Accident
  • $450 Thousand Auto v. Auto
  • $300 Thousand Homeowners Liability
  • $300 Thousand Homeowners Liability
  • $205 Thousand Auto v. Bicycle

Protect Your Rights by Retaining Our Firm Today

Andrew Swartz opened the predecessor firm to Swartz & Kennedy in 1974. In 1983 Michele Kennedy joined the firm. From the very beginning, the attorneys at Swartz & Kennedy have been setting the industry standard for what personal injury and business litigation attorneys can do for their clients. Swartz & Kennedy has over 80 years of combined experience and a record of consistent success. The firm is ranked at the highest level by its peers - judges, arbitrators and practicing attorneys. our AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell and membership in the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forums illustrates Swartz & Kennedy’s success.

When it comes to filing a personal injury claim, qualified legal representation is the difference from recovering whatever an insurance company decides your damages are worth and recovering the fair value of your damages under the law. By retaining Swartz & Kennedy, you are assured that you will be fully advised of all your rights and receive all the compensation to which you are entitled under the law.

Insurance companies' figures have proven the fact that people filing personal injury claims with the help of a lawyer are more likely to receive higher awards. Our firm has the experience, qualifications, and dedication to provide our clients with the most compensation possible, and we have a history of success to prove it.

Contact the firm directly to see our experience and talent for yourself.

See How We have Helped Our Clients!

  • Ms. Kennedy is truly passionate about law and helping her clients.

    “I met Ms. Kennedy 20 years ago when she tried a case for one of my patients. Since then she has represented other patients of mine. Ms. Kennedy is truly passionate about law and helping her clients. Ms. Kennedy is an ideal choice for anyone who is looking for an attorney with experience, an aggressive style and a history of success.”

    Mark W. Howard, M.D.

  • "Ms. Kennedy provided so much support"

    “I would like to thank Ms. Kennedy and the entire staff. You gave me so much support while going through this difficult circumstance. I am very grateful and pleased with all the effort and work put into my case.”

    Helga Browne-Scarlett

  • I couldn't have done it without you. Please accept my heartfelt thank you for a job well done.

    “I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all the hard work you put into my case. I first came to you when I got in my first accident. You filed suit against them and hung in there on my behalf for a very long time, and finally you convinced them to make me a reasonable settlement. You were so good I came back to you when 1 got hit a second time. You were always in my corner, you were professional, yet tough with them, and you got the job done. I also appreciated the fact that you were always available to answer my questions and guide me through my lawsuit. You and Peggy were a pleasure to deal with. I couldn't have done it without you. Please accept my heartfelt thank you for a job well done.”

    Steve Duran, Director of Programs, Peacock Acres

  • A rather nasty dog bite, and a very timely referral from a neighbor, led me to Michele Kennedy for guidance and advice. It was the best thing I could have done

    “Her quiet demeanor, total professionalism, and vast experience gave me full confidence that this would be handled in the best possible way, with a fair and beneficial outcome”

    Ted V.

  • I have confidence in Ms. Kennedy's knowledge and ability to represent her clients' interest

    “Michele Kennedy represented me in three separate auto accident cases. I have always been treated with respect and kindness. Ms. Kennedy is confident without hyperbole and thoroughly prepared me for mediation and fully represented my interests. Her depth of experience shows in knowing what needs to be negotiated and what is not to be compromised. I have confidence in Ms. Kennedy's knowledge and ability to represent her clients' interest. Review for Michele Kennedy”

    Wayne Moses, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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