Stephen Schwarz is an Associate in MKCI’s Buffalo, New York office. His practice focuses on product liability, toxic tort, and complex environmental and commercial litigation, including successfully defending talc, asbestos, and negligence claims. He has also handled various other types of cases, including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and criminal defense.
Prior to joining MKCI in 2023, Stephen worked for the Kings County District Attorney Office (Brooklyn, NY) as an Assistant District Attorney, where he handled misdemeanor and felony matters, including pursuing several cases to verdict after jury trial. He also worked for a small boutique criminal defense firm in Brooklyn, New York that focused on trial defense and appeals. Stephen recognizes, throughout these experiences, that client communication is not only important but is necessary to ensure that every case is handled properly, efficiently, and to achieve the best outcome for the client.
On a personal level, Stephen enjoys spending time with his daughter and wife, whether it be at a baseball game (Go Bisons!), movie theater, or family game night. Stephen is a diehard New York Mets fan and holds out hope every year that this will be the year.
Stephen obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University, where he was a member of the Cornell Debate Team.