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Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates

The Top Trial Lawyers In America

  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent 2020
  • 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 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!

  • 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 Highly Recommend Swartz & Kennedy to Anyone Who Has Been in an Accident!

    “I was in a car accident in January 2018 and spent a couple weeks in the hospital. Upon being released from the hospital I contacted the office and scheduled an appointment to meet with Michele Kennedy. At that appointment, I provided them the information I had and agreed to hire them. By the end of April 2018 I had received a complete settlement and they had all my hospital bills covered. During the process they kept me informed of what was going on and kept me at ease. I highly recommend this office to anyone who has been in an accident.”

    Anna D.

  • Ms. Kennedy has touched my family’s hearts!

    “I was a passenger in our family vehicle and my husband and I were hit from behind by a full-size box van who did not see us stopped in traffic. Our accident was terrifying, and I thought we were going to be killed. I thank Michele Kennedy for meeting the challenges posed in our case, and for bringing our case to a most favorable resolution. Ms. Kennedy has touched my family’s hearts in such a fond way that is beyond a lawyer and client relationship and for that we are forever grateful. Ms. Kennedy and her staff are truly a credit to their profession. Michele Kennedy is a knowledgeable and skillful litigator and her integrity and character remain unprecedented. Again, words alone do not express the magnitude of my gratitude for all the hours of support and skillful representation given to us by Michele Kennedy and her staff.”

    Shobby L.

  • Michele and her staff worked tirelessly to settle my case and provided warm and caring support during the process

    “Michele and her staff worked tirelessly to settle my case and provided warm and caring support during the process, which at times was difficult for me. I highly recommend this firm.”

    Cindy C.

  • Was so lucky that I was able to have Mrs. Kennedy work for me!

    “I was a passenger riding in the back of a truck when it slammed into a tree. The last thing that I remember is being thrown forward. I was unable to comprehend what occurred because I lost consciousness. I was very fearful as to what I was going to do about my injuries & how I was going to deal with legal costs. This is when I decided to start looking for a lawyer immediately. My friend referred me to an attorney in Monterey who was well known. Mrs. Kennedy was there to walk me through everything. Any questions I had she was there to answer. Mrs. Kennedy is a well-respected attorney due to the way she presents herself. Mrs. Kennedy was there to help & she made me feel like a human being due to the way she treated me. She made me feel relaxed & never stressed me out. Even when I had a deposition, I was able to feel relaxed & calm due to how well she prepared me. I am so lucky that I was able to have Mrs. Kennedy work for me.”

    Juan A.

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