Schwartz & Shaw, P.L.L.C., established in 1991 (originally as Richard Schwartz & Associates), was designed to serve and meet the special needs of education clients. We currently have eleven full-time attorneys in the firm, all concentrating in Education Law.  Since its establishment, our firm has performed services for more than ninety school systems in North Carolina and other states.  We are confident that we can meet every need for legal services expected by our education clients.

The firm is recognized in North Carolina and nationally as a leader in Education Law. We stay abreast of new developments in the law (whether statutory, regulatory or case law), and we are all actively involved in teaching and writing about such developments. Firm members have extensive trial and appellate experience in State and Federal courts and before the various administrative hearing bodies significant to school systems. In addition, we have wide-ranging experience in all phases of representing schools.

Our vast experience in Education Law provides our clients with a wealth of resources that enable us to provide timely and accurate advice.  We are positioned to respond quickly to your needs, and we emphasize practical responses that are grounded in our in-depth knowledge of the workings of school systems.

Our commitment to our clients and public education is far-reaching, and we would welcome the opportunity to work with you.  If you have any questions about the legal services we provide, or would like the opportunity to discuss your legal needs in detail, please do not hesitate to call on us.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Richard Schwartz (managing partner) presenting at the NCSSA Conference

Laura Crumpler being honored at the State Board Meeting

Katie Cornetto being honored at the State Board Meeting

Laura Crumpler giving an ethics presentation for the North Carolina Department of Justice, for attorneys in the Attorney General’s office.

Richard Paschal teaching American Legal History at Campbell Law School