The History of Our Firm
Read the Story Behind Schweitzer Law Partners
For eight years, Attorney Don Schweitzer wasn’t just known as a family attorney – he was known as one of the most effective deputy district attorneys in Orange County. He has a proven track record of results with a 95% conviction rate in over 70 trials. During his time as a deputy district attorney, he was also a part of the Family Support unit, as well as numerous criminal prosecution units involving complex, difficult issues. Prior to becoming an attorney, his knowledge of criminal law was founded during a 10-year career as a police officer, serving as a member of S.W.A.T. and as a homicide detective.
In the early 2000s, Don decided that he wanted to serve the people of Southern California in a different way. He left behind his success as a prosecutor and opened a private practice. Together with his wife, Maria Schweitzer, he started a family law practice in the heart of historic Pasadena. In 2003, Schweitzer Law Partners was founded on the same principles that led to Don’s success as a prosecutor – exceptional trial skills, vast knowledge of case law and legal code outcomes.
Applying the Lessons Learned in Criminal Court
What made Don an exceptional lawyer made Schweitzer Law Partners an exceptional law firm. In the years since opening the firm, we have been protecting the futures of families and divorcing couples, we have expanded to a staff of seven attorneys and 15 support staff. In that time, clients have noted that our firm is exceptionally proactive and responsive.
That’s not a fluke – our team has always been structured to provide our clients with swift and thorough answers for any question on their case.
With a diverse and multilingual team of lawyers, our firm is positioned to handle any legal need a family has through every stage of life. Our services range from prenuptial agreements to domestic violence protection, all the way to estate planning and probate. Share your story with our lawyers today.
"The Schweitzer Law firm really help me and solve the issues I had. This is the law firm you can rely on. My attorney , Mr. Anthony Lai is very professional and responds your calls or emails immediately."
The Schweitzer Law firm really help me and solve the issues I had. This is the law firm you can rely on. My attorney , Mr. ...A.C.
"Highly recommend. To begin, Donald was very helpful in explaining the child custody process. He was open and honest about the pricing as well. Once we agreed to hire, Anthony Lai did a great job. It was a success. You get what you pay for!"
Highly recommend. To begin, Donald was very helpful in explaining the child custody process. He was open and honest about the ...S.S
I always felt I was in good hands and all I had to do is keep the faith.
He just won my 3 year long move away case. I couldn't be happier with the outcome he brought. Don and his staff have been ...Y.S.
Anthony and their team took care of my case, providing clear communication from the beginning.
Great experience! Anthony and their team took care of my case, providing clear communication from the beginning. The process ...I.M.
I was very touched by Mr. Donald Sweitzer's and Attorney Anthony Lai's emotional and physical support that they provided to me at court.
I have nothing to say but how appreciative I am to Mr. Donald Sweitzer and Attorney Anthony Lai for being next to me and keep ...E.E.
If I ever need legal advice in the future, I would definitely ask Anthony for assistance!
I was the respondent and had my own lawyer initially but I felt that my lawyer was trying to make the case more complicated, ...M.T.
Never before have I met such a wonderful, dedicated, and hardworking team of individuals.
I have nothing but amazing and wonderful things to say about this law firm. I have worked with them for about a year and let ...E.R.
I appreciate all of the firm's time and effort on my behalf.
Even though my case was relatively small, I still felt that I was a priority. I appreciate all of the firm's time and effort ...L.S.