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Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

5 Park Plaza
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614

Ventura County
1000 Town Center Drive
Suite 300
Oxnard, CA 93036


J.D., cum laude, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1983

B.A., honors, History and Political Science, University of California, Riverside, 1979 (Studied abroad for one year at Leeds University, Great Britain)


Top Rated Lawyer-AV ® Preeminent ™,

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Business Litigation and Insurance Coverage (2007-2009)


Peter Schwartz is the managing partner of the Los Angeles office and is the chair of the Southern California Insurance practice group. He specializes in insurance coverage advice and related litigation. Peter also has extensive commercial, employment, class action, professional liability, and franchise litigation experience. His insurance coverage experience focuses on primary and excess commercial and personal lines insurance, and coverage litigation including “bad faith” actions and evaluating and litigating errors and omissions, advertising injury and environmental coverage issues.

Peter has argued before the California Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and has litigated matters in state and federal courts throughout California and other jurisdictions.


  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

*Not admitted to practice in Louisiana

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