Maria Schwartz, Esq. Biography and Website Photograph 2-27-17

Maria Schwartz is a divorce and family law attorney with over twenty years of experience in successfully representing men and women through complex and contentious divorces. She built her strong reputation as a skilled and respected litigator by electing to “hang a shingle” right after graduation from law school and singlehandedly going into the trenches of divorce.  Best known for her direct and non-nonsense approach to divorce, she is particularly suited for clients who understand that time is money and appreciate strategic planning and goal driven results.

Ms. Schwartz has practiced in nearly every courthouse in the metropolitan area, successfully handling and dealing with all aspects and complexities of divorce.  She is an accomplished trial lawyer and successfully prosecuted and defended appeals.

Intricate knowledge of divorce and family law coupled with handling hundreds of cases is the the key to her successful and effective advocacy for her clients.

In addition, like her clients, she too is divorced and therefore has a unique understanding and view of divorce.  Her approach is to empower clients and help them understand and focus on the important issues in their cases. She is hands on at every stage in a matter, from the initial client meeting to negotiation of a settlement agreement or trial.

Ms. Schwartz attended Hofstra University School of Law and earned her Juris Doctorate degree in 1995.  She subsequently taught there as a Special Professor of Law for nine (9) years teaching negotiation skills.

A recognized member of the legal community, Ms. Schwartz has lectured on various matrimonial topics at local and State levels, including trial techniques demonstrations.  She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, sits on the Board of Directors for the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, and is a member of the Matrimonial Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association and The New York Family Law Inns of Court.

Her approach to divorce and clients is straight-up and no-nonsense and is best exhibited through her thoughts, reflections and advice on divorce on her blog:
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Hofstra University School of Law, JD

Hofstra University, BA



Featured in Long Island Business News, Ones to Watch, April 7-13, 2017

Quoted in Long Island Business News, Wait space: where business meets hospitality, April 14-20, 2017


Speaking Engagements

Panelist, Women in Law and Politics, Long Island Latino Teachers Association Women’s Conference, March 6, 2017


Recognition & Ratings

Nassau County Bar Association, Access to Justice Pro Bono Recognition, Honoree, 2017

Hofstra University Center for Children, Families and the Law, Top Women in Law, 2016

New York Metro Super Lawyer, 2015 and 2016