Community involvement

Speaker at the annual Employment Law Institute

On April 28, 2015, Richard Swartz featured “Just the Basics- Establishing and Growing an Employment Law Practice” held at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Richard’s presentation was focused on how to establish and growing an employment practice with special emphasis on case assessments.


Swartz Swidler, LLC supports the Spring Blood Drive 2015

Swartz Swidler, LLC was at Cherry Hill High School- East supporting blood donations on Wednesday May 1st, 2015. idonate




Swartz Swidler, LLC Supports The Camden County Partnership for Children


CCPFC is a non-profit agency assisting children and their families who are facing emotional, behavioral or mental challenges that have affected their psychological functioning at home, school or socially within their community.



Diana Salgado Swidler, volunteer of the month at Philadelphia VIP

Philadelphia VIP has recognized Diana Salgado Swidler as the volunteer of the month for providing translation services to low-income residents in Philadelphia since 2012.

Since then, Diana has helped translate and interpret for ten VIP clients in practice areas ranging from auto accidents to wills and homeownership matters.
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Speaker at the annual Employment Law Institute

On April 29, 2015, Richard Swartz will be a featured speaker at the annual Employment Law Institute held at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Richard’s presentation will focus on wage and hour issues relating to the classification of employees as “exempt” versus “non-exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Lecture at Rutger’s Law School, Camden

Rutgers School of Law

Rutger’s Law School invited Richard Swartz as a guest lecturer on April 1, 2015. The lecture was given to the students that signed up for the Employment Law Class. Richard was invited to discuss the practice of employment law, from the perspective of defending and prosecuting employment law cases.

Richard Swartz to perform as an Unstrung Hero with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia!

After graduating from The Curtis Institute of Music in 1990, Richard enjoyed a successful career as a french hornist, performing with such ensembles as The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (principal horn), The Philly Pops (principal horn), Opera Philadelphia (principal horn), and The Philadelphia Orchestra (substitute/expanded section horn). While working full-time as a hornist, Richard attended Temple University School of Law, where he graduated with honors in 1997. At Temple, Richard would attend classes with his horn in tow wearing a tuxedo, after which he would catch the Broad Street line to Center City to perform. For a number of years, Richard worked during the day as an attorney at two of Philadelphia’s most prestigious law firms – Blank Rome LLP and Pepper Hamilton LLP – and at night as a hornist with Philadelphia’s most prestigious musical ensembles. Eventually, something had to give, and Richard retired from the professional music scene in 2004, focusing all his efforts in his professional life as an attorney which culminated in the opening of his own law firm in 2010.

Through the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Unstrung Heroes represents the first time Richard has performed in front of an audience since his retirement from his music career in 2004.
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Swartz Swidler contributes to the Annual Silent Auction!

Each spring, the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) at Widener University School of Law holds a Silent Auction to raise funds for the Pila Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program provides scholarships for students who spend their summer breaks working in unpaid, public interest positions at non-profit organizations and qualifying government institutions. In the past, this program has funded students working in areas such as children’s advocacy, elder law, domestic/sexual violence victim’s advocacy, civil rights, and legal aid.

Swartz Swidler long-lasting collaboration with Philadelphia VIP.

Swartz Swidler has been collaborating with Philadelphia VIP since 2012 in order to give legal help to people in financial hardship. Philadelphia VIP promotes equal justice for the poor by providing civil legal services not otherwise available, collaborating with other legal services organizations and promoting a culture of volunteerism by educating and exposing attorneys and law students to issues of poverty.