USD Law Alumnus Schwartz Named to Wisconsins Top 100 Trial Lawyers List

Photo of law alumnus David Schwartz. School of Law alumnus David J. Schwartz ‘78 has been included in the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin.

VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota School of Law alumnus David J. Schwartz ‘78 has been included in the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin.

Schwartz, who has been included as a member for five years, is a practicing litigator with more than 30 years of experience, successfully representing clients in a variety of civil litigation disputes. He is an attorney with the firm DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.

The National Trial Association is a professional organization which includes America’s top trial lawyers. Its purpose is to offer practical educational programs, networking opportunities and legal publications to its members about current issues facing trial lawyers.

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