Donald P. Schweitzer is a Certified Family Law Specialist with over 20 years of trial experience. He is Founder and Partner of Pasadena's premier family law firm and one of the most respected in the Los Angeles area. Mr. Schweitzer specializes in all matters of family law, including divorce, child custody, domestic violence; and prides himself on providing excellent legal representation to his clients.
As a faculty instructor at the National Business Institute, Schweitzer teaches continuing legal education classes on the topic of ethics and advanced courses on family law, and speaks frequently at local Bar Associations and other legal organizations. He is past president of the Pasadena Bar Association, and member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the California State Bar.
Mr. Schweitzer has contributed published articles to LA Lawyer, Daily Journal, American Journal of Family Law, The Huffington Post, Pasadena Weekly, and many more. He has also made numerous broadcast appearances as a legal analyst providing commentary on newsworthy cases for KPCC’s “AirTalk with Larry Mantle,” KTLA-TV,Court TV, Fox News, “The O’Reilly Factor, MSNBC, "Scarborough Country," CNN, and "Nancy Grace.”
Currently, Mr. Schweitzer is involved in community service as a member of the Pasadena City College Foundation and most recently and is on the board of the Fire Family Foundation and the Foothill Unity Center Board of Directors.
Prior to going into private practice, Mr. Schweitzer served as a Deputy District Attorney in Orange County for eight years. Mr. Schweitzer worked in numerous units within the District Attorney's office including, Writs and Appeals, Family Support, Municipal Court, Felony Panel, Gang Target, Felony Filing, and the Sexual Assault Unit. While at the District Attorney's office, Mr. Schweitzer successfully tried over 70 cases with a 95% conviction rate. Mr. Schweitzer has handled almost every type of case imaginable, including enforcement of child support cases, DUI, felony narcotics, homicides, assaults with a deadly weapon, and sexual assaults. Earlier in his career, Mr. Schweitzer was a Police Officer for nearly ten years, where he served as a Gang Homicide Detective, a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics Units (S.W.A.T.), and worked various narcotics assignments.
The Law Office of Donald P. Schweitzer has received Pasadena Magazine’s Top Attorneys Award for seven consecutive years. The firm is structured to respond rapidly and proactively. The staff of 20 attorneys and legal support staff handle every aspect of each case with the utmost in professionalism, integrity and respect. Principled advocates who will always put their client’s best interests first, the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer offers peace of mind every step of the way. For more information, visit www.pasadenalawoffice.com.