About Us

Our Story

Schwartz Law P.L.L.C. is newly established as the successor to Schwartz & Shaw P.L.L.C., which began in 1991, originally as Richard Schwartz & Associates. The firm was designed to serve and meet the far-reaching and unique legal needs of our education clients. Since its establishment, this firm has performed services for more than ninety school systems in North Carolina and other states. Richard Schwartz has represented nearly every school system in North Carolina on at least one matter over the last forty-two years.

We have effective working relationships with officials in the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the North Carolina State Board of Education, the Governor’s Office, and other areas of state government; with the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education; and with the National School Boards Association, North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), Public School Forum, and various organizations involved in education throughout the state and nation.

Our vast experience in education law provides our clients with a wealth of knowledge, contacts, resources, and background, enabling us to provide timely and accurate advice. We are positioned to respond quickly to your needs and emphasize practical responses that are grounded by our in-depth knowledge of the workings of public school systems. The depth of our understanding of education law and how it applies to your needs would allow you to resolve your legal issues as quickly as possible so you can focus completely on your mission – educating students.

We have experience in all facets of representing our education clients. Our experience includes work with nearly every school system in the state, as well as the North Carolina State Board of Education, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and other relevant organizations. Schwartz Law is driven by the same thing that drives you – a firmly held belief in public education and the opportunities it provides for all children. The focus of the firm is to help your school system provide every student the opportunity to receive an extraordinary education every day. We thrive on helping you pave the way to educational opportunities for your students and excel in helping you remove barriers to education.