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Stuart R. Schwartz
Stuart R. Schwartz

Stuart R. Schwartz
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Contact Info
T: (915) 546-8234
F: (915) 546-8333

 
1100 Chase Tower
201 East Main
El Paso, TX 79901

Stuart Schwartz, a partner of ScottHulse for more than 30 years and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, practices in the area of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, and international litigation.

In the commercial litigation area, Mr. Schwartz represents a variety of interests in both prosecuting and defending actions for breach of contract, tortious interference, fraud, fraudulent transfer, trademark infringement, and deceptive trade practices. His clients include lenders, factors, landlords, equipment lessors, and commercial and individual creditors.

Mr. Schwartz is one of four Texas attorneys Board Certified in Creditors’ Rights Law by the American Board of Certification and serves on its national Board of Directors. He represents both secured and unsecured creditors in actions for debt, garnishment, sequestration, execution, attachment, turnover, and other creditor causes of action and methods of relief. Mr. Schwartz is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. Membership is awarded to less then one-half of one percent of American lawyers and is by invitation only. Fellows are selected based on effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.

In the area of international litigation, Mr. Schwartz represents businesses and individuals with cross-border disputes, engaging counsel in Mexico when necessary to obtain relief in that country.

Mr. Schwartz has been a frequent lecturer on creditors’ rights topics since 1993 on behalf of the State Bar of Texas, the University of Texas School of Law, and the University of Houston Law Foundation. A list of his recent lectures and topics is available on this page. He has served as Course Director for the Collections and Creditors’ Rights Course as well as the Advanced Creditors’ Rights Course sponsored by the State Bar of Texas. He is also a Co-Editor of the Texas Collections Manual, a three-volume compendium of Texas collections laws and practice published by the State Bar of Texas. In 2008 he was appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas to its Ancillary Proceedings Task Force, which has been asked to review and recommend revisions to Texas’ current rules of procedure dealing with attachments, executions, garnishments, injunctions, sequestrations, and other rules affecting the creditor-debtor relationship.

Mr. Schwartz has the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer rating of AV Preeminent. An AV Preeminent peer rating reflects an attorney who has reached the heights of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.

Mr. Schwartz is active in local politics, having served as County Commissioner (appointed), as a member of the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission to address issues with the El Paso Housing Authority, and as past Chairman of the El Paso International Airport Board of Directors.

Community service is important to Mr. Schwartz. He has served as President and Treasurer of the Jewish Federation of El Paso and twice served as Chairman of its annual campaign. Currently, he is a board member of KCOS-TV, the local public television station.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Reported Cases

  • The El Paso Education Initiative, Inc. v. Amex Properties, LLC, No. 08-11-0378-CV (8th District Court of Appeals) October 31, 2012
  • Morgan v. Verlander, 225 S.W.3d 558 (Tex. App. – El Paso 2000, pet. denied)
  • Padilla v. NCJ Dev., Inc., 218 S.W. 3d 811 (Tex. App – El Paso 2007, pet. denied)
  • Cordova v. Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages, Inc., 148 S.W. 3d 441 (Tex. App – El Paso 2004)
  • Girdley v. Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages, Inc. 869 S.W.2d 409 (Tex. App – El Paso 1993)
  • Bouche Trucking, Inc. v. Templeton Southwest Ins. Agency, Inc. (Tex. App. – San Antonio 2006)
  • IPM Prods. Corp. v. Motor Parkway Realty Corp., 960 S.W. 2d 879 (Tex. App. – El Paso 1997)
  • Michelle Corp. v. El Paso Retailers Asso., 626 S.W.2d 615 (Tex. App. – El Paso 1981)
 

EDUCATION

Northwestern University - 1976

  Bachelor of Arts

Southern Methodist University - 1979

  Juris Doctor
 

ADMISSIONS & QUALIFICATIONS

State Bar of Texas - 1979
 

Board Certified, Creditors' Rights Law by American Board of Certification

 
 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

"Enforcing and Collecting Judgments," State Bar of Texas, Advanced Civil Trial Course, 2010
 
"Debt Collections: Pre-Suit Investigation and Discovery Issues," The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 2010
 
"Overcoming Evidentiary Defenses," State Bar of Texas, Collections and Creditors' Rights Course, 2011, 2009 and 2008
 
"Post-Judgment Remedies," State Bar of Texas, Advanced Consumer Law Course 2007
 
"Debt Collection--Turning your Receivables into Cash," University of Houston Law Center, Advising Small and Midsize Businesses 2007
 
"Contempt," University of Houston Law Center, Collecting Debts and Judgments 2007