Jon Schwartz has more than 20 years of experience enforcing environmental laws in state and federal courts. He has represented clients on matters involving the Clean Water Act, stormwater runoff, protection of wildlife and habitat, preservation of National Forests and urban tree canopy, zoning, land use, highway projects, historic preservation, violations of lead-based paint disclosure requirements, and injuries caused by exposure to toxic substances.
Jon has been selected to the Georgia Super Lawyers list every year since 2014.
Jon worked 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 interned 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, Center for a Sustainable Coast, Chattooga Conservancy, Earth Island Institute, Georgia Conservancy, Georgia ForestWatch, Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, Glynn Environmental Coalition, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Sierra Club, South River Watershed Alliance, Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project, The Wilderness Society, and Wilderness Watch.
Emory School of Law, 1997
Tulane University, 1992
ZONING AND LAND USE