James A. Swartz is a nationally known and respected trial attorney and consumer advocate. Mr. Swartz’ law practice is headquartered in the historic John and Ebenezer Hancock House on the Freedom Trail in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Swartz graduated cum laude from Tufts University and earned his J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Swartz is a member of Public Justice Foundation (Public Justice’s Massachusetts State Coordinator since 1995); American Association For Justice (Co-Chair of AAJ’s Toys and Recreational Equipment Litigation Group since 2002-2010); The American Trial Lawyers Association (Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Massachusetts since 2008); The Massachusetts Bar Association (member of the Lawyer Referral Service Committee from 1995-1998); The Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys; The American Bar Association; and The Boston Bar Association, among other associations.
James Swartz is a dedicated consumer advocate. For many years, Mr. Swartz and World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.), has issued an annual “10 Worst Toys” list to alert parents and other consumers to the dangers of unsafe toys. James Swartz has, in recent years, been responsible for an annual press conference to alert the media and public to unsafe toy hazards. Articles about James Swartz and the W.A.T.C.H. press conference have appeared in newspapers and other print media throughout the country. He is a director and founding member of W.A.T.C.H., a non-profit organization dedicated to children’s causes and committed to the creation of multidimensional education programs, including “TOYS, YOU and the REAL WORLD”, a bilingual educational curriculum which has been taught in public schools in several states.
Mr. Swartz has authored and co-authored numerous articles and book chapters relating to child, medical and product safety.