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Have you or someone you love been injured or died in a serious accident? Was the incident directly caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person? Here at Swartz & Kennedy we offer compassionate and effective personal injury representation to victims and their families in the Monterey area. Our trial attorneys have almost a century of collective experience and a track record of success to show for it.
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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

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  • 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

    “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. Michele carefully explained details of the whole process, including her role, my various options and responsibilities, cost structure, and expected timeline to resolve the situation. Never once did I feel pressured or rushed. 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. There is no doubt that should any similar situation arise, Michele Kennedy would be the best, most competent and effective person to handle the situation. She was fair, truthful and totally above board in all aspects of our legal relationship”

    Ted V.

  • 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

  • Contact Michele Kennedy for help!

    “Following an accident, I spent several months trying to resolve property damage & personal injury claims directly with an insurance company. After my frustrations became unbearable, I contacted Michele Kennedy for help and the results of her efforts couldn’t have been better. My claims were settled and I am completely satisfied.”

    Bill Z.

  • 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

  • Highly recommend Ms. Kennedy to anyone in an accident!

    “I was hit by a young woman who totaled my car. I was hospitalized and had surgery. At first, I just wanted my car fixed, but the woman's insurance said I was partly at fault. I then hired Michele Kennedy. Ms. Kennedy recovered the policy limit of the other driver's insurance and then recovered my insurance policy limits. Her office took care of everything and helped me through it all. I highly recommend Ms. Kennedy to anyone in an accident.”

    Margaret C.

  • Having you as our legal resource allows us to focus on our business

    “Andy, I want to thank you for your ongoing responsiveness and professionalism when legal questions arise. Your counsel is always insightful and reasonable. Having you as our legal resource allows us to focus on our business. Review for Andrew Swartz”

    Malone Hodges, Managing Broker, Carmel Realty Company

  • Michele Kennedy looked out for my needs & best interests!

    “When I was hit by a drunk driver I did not know my life was going to change forever. My husband convinced me I needed an attorney. Michele Kennedy and her firm came highly recommended. From our first meeting Michele made me feel comfortable, respected and valued as a person. Michele Kennedy and her staff always looked out for my needs and best interests. Michele recommended some of the best doctors who saw to my special needs. My opinion always mattered and if there were any doubts they were always reassured with a friendly phone call or meeting. From start to finish Michele made sure I understood the process which then kept my nerves in check. She fought hard for me and my needs which resulted in a great outcome for me. I could have not asked for a better law firm.”

    Tammy C.

  • 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 is very experienced with a big heart!

    “My wife, Tammy was involved in an auto accident that nearly killed her. She was the victim of a drunk driver. Michele Kennedy was recommended to us by another attorney and it was our good fortune that she was. Michele was able to force the best possible outcome out of this horrible accident. Throughout this ordeal Michele showed real concern for Tammy and took action to help in Tammy's care. Michele is a very experienced, strong and capable attorney with a big heart.”

    G. Phillips

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Michele Kennedy

    “Michele Kennedy proves to be a strong, capable litigator.”

    Sole Practitioner

  • "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

  • Andy is a litigator who is conscientious, creative and thorough.

    “Andy is a litigator who is conscientious, creative and thorough. Review for Andrew Swartz”

    Theodore H. Cominos, Trustee of the Franscioni Family Trust

  • 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.

  • Great Attorney!

    “If you are in a courthouse in Monterey County and Andy Swartz is there, you had better hope that he is on your side! Review for Andrew Swartz”

    Donald Butts, President, Butts Chevrolet/Cadillac/ Acura

  • 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.

  • ...made me feel at ease, and in good hands.

    “Michelle's combination of efficiency, knowledge, and experience was comforting after my accident. She was straight to the point, and very direct with me. I appreciated her honesty in all matters. Her compassion with my daughter and I, was greatly appreciated, and made me feel at ease, and in good hands. J.R.”

    J.R.

  • 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.

  • Andy gets my vote every time

    “"Andy respects the law in the courtroom. He is organized, direct, strategic and effective. Andy gets my vote every time!"”

    Dennis Donohue, Former Mayor of Salinas

  • 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

  • Ms. Kennedy to be patient & willing to listen!

    “I cannot begin to thank Attorney Michele Kennedy for an incredible and difficult representation on our behalf, especially considering the complexity of the case. My wife and I were hit from behind by a large loaded box van, and we were both injured. From my initial telephone conversation with Ms. Kennedy a few years ago, I felt confident and knew right from the beginning, that even with all the challenges, she would come through with the best possible result for us. When we met Ms. Kennedy in person during our initial consultation, my wife and I felt she was the right attorney to represent us. During the course of our case, I found Ms. Kennedy to be patient and willing to listen. She was kind and sympathetic to the pain and suffering that I was going through. I do not know how to express my deepest and sincerest appreciation.”

    Nick L.

  • 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