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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) 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!

  • 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.

  • Michele took the time to listen - and she was honest, compassionate, and an expert in her field.

    “"After a serious injury and at one of the most challenging times in my life, I met with several local firms looking for guidance and expertise only to be told that my case was "too small" or "insignificant" for their time. Eventually, a respected work colleague recommended Michele Kennedy and my wife and I knew instantly when meeting Michele that she was there for us. Michele took the time to listen - and she was honest, compassionate, and an expert in her field. Michele was patient, truly cared, and treated us like family. This was evidence by my experience with all staff we interacted with at the firm. From beginning to end they helped guide us through the process and to respected expert professionals who also had our long-term best interest in mind. Ultimately, Michele and her team helped me to regain my productive life and was strong and fair enough to help us realize a significant settlement that provides long-term financial security for our family."”

    Monterey County, Healthcare Executive

  • Michele Kennedy's knowledge of the intricacies of the law along with her years of experience was unmatched!

    “Michele Kennedy's dogged efforts and expertise in my personal injury case was unsurpassed. Her knowledge of the intricacies of the law along with her years of experience was unmatched. She fought for my rights and did not let go until we both were happy with the result. I am extremely pleased with the handling of my case and highly recommend Michele. I am certain no one else could have done a better job and am totally satisfied and will continue to recommend her as "the best personal injury lawyer in town". Thanks again Michele--could not be happier.”

    Sally

  • She gets good results

    “"I have worked with Miss. Kennedy for many years. She is a highly skilled attorney, a client's advocate and most especially, she gets good results."”

    -Paul E. Tocchet, M.D.

  • 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

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