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Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates

The Top Trial Lawyers In America

  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent 2021
  • 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) and in 2019 recovered one of the Top 100 settlements in California.

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!

  • Can Never Go Wrong Hiring Michele Kennedy!

    “I have known Michele Kennedy for close to 20 years. Her knowledge, experience, and wisdom as an attorney is second to none. You will never go wrong with Michele Kennedy as your attorney. -Rueben Burnias | CEO & President of Language Litigation Services - 30 years experience working as a Court Interpreter and advisor in State & Federal Court in California, Washington and Nevada.”

    Rueben B.

  • Knowledge & Experience

    “I have known Ms. Kennedy for many years as a colleague and regularly refer cases to her because of her knowledge of and experience in personal injury law. The clients I have referred to Ms. Kennedy have all been happy with her representation.”

    Principal

  • Never once did I feel uncomfortable or intimidated by Ms. Kennedy or her very caring and understanding colleagues.

    “"I was recovering from a personal injury as a pedestrian after being hit from behind, knocked down, and run over. I was left with a crushed foot, a permanent injury. After a referral from my primary physician and being advised that sometimes insurance companies are difficult to work with after an auto accident injury, I decided to contact Michele Kennedy. What a blessing! After a consultation she consented to take my case. What can I say about Michele Kennedy? I had been working for years in the medical field as an assistant and office manager and had heard her name and excellent reputation with patients who used her firm. Ms. Kennedy went beyond my greatest expectations. After depositions, medical care and a final mediation, my case was settled with a very rewarding recovery. Never once did I feel uncomfortable or intimidated by Ms. Kennedy or her very caring and understanding colleagues. Michele Kennedy's firm is like a family, with your interest at heart. She is extremely knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate, and sincere. I was secure in the fact that I was in good hands at the very first consultation."”

    Coralyn Coble, Retired, Fonner Activities Coordinator, Pacific Meadows Retirement Community

  • Michele Kennedy inspires 100% trust & confidence!

    “Michele Kennedy is excellent and thorough as an attorney in everything she does. Michele Kennedy inspires 100% trust and confidence that she will represent me as an attorney in an excellent manner.”

    Antonia M.

  • Michele Kennedy visited me in the hospital & she quickly put my mind at ease.

    “I was involved in a life-changing accident with traumatic injuries that turned my world and my family’s world upside down. The furthest thing from my mind was searching for an attorney. A friend recommended Michele Kennedy. The day after I called her, she visited me in the hospital for a consultation and she quickly put my mind at ease. She was caring, incredibly knowledgeable, and a true professional. She continually kept us informed throughout the complex process from beginning to end. We talked on a regular basis and she answered my questions before I even knew to ask them. My faith in her allowed me to focus on my recovery because I knew she was taking care of me. In the end, she came through for me in a dire time of need. I cannot say enough great things about Michele and her team and I highly recommend Michele Kennedy as an attorney.”

    Daniel T.

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