Jennifer E. Schwartz concentrates her practice in the areas of criminal defense, professional discipline, employment litigation, and appeals. Her criminal practice includes the representation of individuals charged with offenses in a multitude of courts, including those on the federal, state, and municipal levels. Jennifer has argued appeals before the Ohio Supreme Court, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Eighth District Court of Appeals.
Jennifer has significant experience in both state and federal sentencing proceedings, including the production of individualized sentencing memoranda extensively analyzing the relevant sentencing factors and/or guidelines. She has also represented numerous students, faculty, and administrators in a variety of education related disciplinary and criminal matters.
Jennifer is admitted to practice in Ohio, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she was an Articles Editor for the Journal on Dispute Resolution. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, in Communications, from The Ohio State University.
In 1991, Jennifer began her legal career as Law Clerk to Chief Judge Thomas D. Lambros of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. She also held the position of Assistant Public Defender in the Cuyahoga County Public Defenders’ Office from 1992 to 1995, where she served in both the Juvenile and Felony Divisions.
Jennifer is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan, Ohio, and Federal Bar Associations as well as the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She is a life member of the Eighth District Judicial Conference.