Attorney Russell P. Schwartz is the Founder and Partner of Schwartz & Plante. Russell began the Law Office of Russell P. Schwartz in 1993, which ultimately became Schwartz & Plante in October, 2017. Throughout more than 31 years of practice, exclusively in the area of domestic relations litigation, Attorney Schwartz has developed an unrivaled reputation for aggressive and responsive representation for each of his clients.
Russell received his B.A. in 1985, graduating cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and his J.D. in 1988 from Western New England School of Law. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1988. His practice concentrates in the area of domestic relations law and family law. He is a noted trial attorney, who has litigated notable cases over the course of his career, resulting in the creation of new case law in Massachusetts. Additionally, in a nod to his unparalleled experience and expertise, Attorney Schwartz is frequently appointed by the Justices of the Probate and Family Court as a Commissioner, Trustee, Special Master and Discovery Master.
Attorney Schwartz was appointed by former Governor Cellucci to serve on the Judicial Nominating Commission. In this role he participated in the process of recommending and selecting potential judges to the Governor for Appointment to the various courts of the Commonwealth. Throughout his career, Attorney Schwartz has also been an active member in the legal community participating extensively in legal education programs, lecturing several times for the Worcester County Bar Association, Massachusetts continuing Legal Education, Worcester County Volunteer Lawyers Association, the Massachusetts Justice Project, and the Family Law Trial Advocacy Panel.
Russell has been a contributor to family law issues in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – a premier news publication for lawyers in the Commonwealth. Additionally, he has appeared as an invited guest on WTAG, WCRN, and Unity Radio Shows as well as New England Cable News Network to speak in areas relevant to issues in family law.
Attorney Schwartz was one of the founders of the Worcester Probate Court Conciliation Program, partnering with the Massachusetts Probate Court and the Worcester County Bar Association, and as a certified Conciliator and Mediator, works in every area of domestic relations and family law.