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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 settlments in California (16th highest recovery)

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Personal Injury Blog

  • Bicycle v. Auto - Underinsured Motorist Claim

    Posted By Swartz & Kennedy || 11-Jan-2019

    While participating in a bicycle event, our client was struck by a vehicle which was traveling behind him, knocking him off his bike and running him over. He suffered a serious shoulder injury which required surgery. After receiving successful surgery, he sought only property damage recovery from the negligent driver’s insurance company. However, the insurer refused to pay the fair value of ...
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  • Best Lawyer if You Need to Sue Somebody If there’s a wrong that needs to be righted in the legal arena, the man to call, according to readers, is Andrew Swartz, a repeat winner of the Golden Pine Cone. He has practiced law in Monterey since 1973, specializing in a broad spectrum of civil litigation for plaintiffs and defendants, ranging from personal injury to defamation, and has won ...
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  • On April 12, 2016, our client, an 85-year old retired speech therapist, was driving on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, California. Suddenly and without warning, a young woman crossed her vehicle across two lanes of traffic and slammed into the front passenger side of our client’s car, causing over $10,000 worth of property damage. The young woman had just exited a fast food establishment that ...
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  • $3 Million Settlement Recovered by Attorney Andrew Swartz

    Posted By Evan Patlian || 21-Feb-2018

    Andrew Swartz of Swartz, & Kennedy recently recovered a $3 million settlement for a client. Working together with Spencer Pahlke of San Francisco-based firm Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, Attorney Swartz fought to protect his client’s rights after she received negligent treatment that jeopardized her life and resulted in permanent physical damage. A 50-year-old athletic woman ...
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  • In 2013, our client was hit by a drunk driver in Carmel Valley, California. The defendant was a primary owner and employee of a local company. He had been drinking alcohol during his work day and while driving, during the course of his employment, crossed over the center line and hit our client head-on. Both vehicles were totaled in the car accident. Our client suffered multiple fractures all over ...
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  • Welcome to Our Personal Injury Blog

    Posted By Swartz & Kennedy || 7-Nov-2013

    Looking to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim? If so, you've come to the right place. In the coming weeks, Swartz & Kennedy will be sharing our experienced legal knowledge on the latest personal injury news, laws and articles with regular posts on our new blog. Since 1974, our firm has been providing the residents of Salinas, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties with ...
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