Jon Schwartz has 19 years of experience enforcing environmental laws in state and federal courts. He has represented clients on matters involving the Clean Water Act, storm water runoff, protection of wildlife and habitat, land use, highway projects, historic preservation, and injuries caused by exposure to toxic substances.
Jon was selected to the Georgia Super Lawyers list for 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Atlanta Magazine recognized him as a “rising star” in environmental litigation.
Jon interned at Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund while attending college in New Orleans, was on the board of Sheep Mountain Alliance while living in Telluride, Colorado, and was on the board of Georgia ForestWatch. During law school at Emory, Jon worked at National Wildlife Federation, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
In addition to environmental law, Jon handles cases involving contract disputes, construction defects, and claims against insurance companies. He is a member of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.
Jon's clients have included Altamaha Riverkeeper, Chattooga Conservancy, Earth Island Institute, Georgia Conservancy, Georgia ForestWatch, Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, Glynn Environmental Coalition, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Sierra Club, Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project, The Wilderness Society, and Wilderness Watch.
Emory School of Law, 1997
Tulane University, 1992
STORM WATER RUNOFF
ZONING AND LAND USE