Schain, Banks, Kenny & Schwartz, Ltd.
Marty J. Schwartz

Marty Schwartz has devoted his entire legal career, in excess of 30 years, to practicing law in the areas of business and commercial litigation, including business break-ups, breach of contract, fraud and other business torts, real estate and construction litigation and employment disputes.

After extensive years of practicing in the same area, Marty can focus on what motions and discovery advance the overall strategy of the case and what type of trial tactics are most likely to be triumphant, earning him  a reputation for being an unrelenting and aggressive litigator. 

Prior to joining Schain Banks, Marty established his own law firm of Marty J. Schwartz, P.C. in 1991. 

Practice areas:
Commercial litigation, real estate litigation, business litigation, construction litigation, and employment litigation

Litigation percentage:
100% of practice devoted to litigation

Reported cases:

  • Door Sys. vs. Pro-Line Door Sys., 126 F.3d 1028 (7th Cir. 1997) 
  • Tadros vs. Kuzmak, 277 Ill.App.3d 301, 660 N.E.2d 162 (1st. Dist. 1995)
  • Hindin/Owen/Engelke, Inc. vs. Grm Indus., 869 F.Supp. 539 (N.D.Ill. 1994)
  • IFC Credit Corp. vs. Nuovo Pasta Co., 815 F.Supp. 268 (N.D.Ill. 1993)
  • Ross vs. Creighton Univ., 957 F.2d 410 (7th Cir. 1992)


J.D., 1979, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C. magna cum laude
B.A., 1976, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

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