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Meet Attorney Saar Swartzon

Saar SwartzonAttorney Saar Swartzon

Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer

Although born in Syracuse, New York, Saar was raised in Orange County, California. Saar attended high school in Anaheim and after graduating attended the University of Southern California with a major in Political Science and a minor in Cinema television. Saar graduated USC with honors, cum laude, and was also awarded with the prestigious Outstanding Senior Recognition award from USC. While growing up in Orange County, Saar decided early on to pursue practicing law as a family friend attorney sparked his interest.

After accepting a partial scholarship to Southwestern University School of Law, Saar graduated near the top of his class, excelling in both the Interscholastic Trial Advocacy program, and as the notes and comments editor for the Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas. While at Southwestern, Saar received the American Jurisprudence Book Award and the CALI Excellence for the Future award, both recognizing the highest marks obtainable in two of his classes. While competing on the interscholastic trial advocacy team, Saar received several awards as an outstanding advocate in competition throughout the United States. Shortly after graduating from Southwestern Law school and taking the California bar examination, Saar decided to move to Chicago Illinois and practice law in the Windy City.

After a few years of bitter cold, and despite obtaining his license to practice law in Illinois, Saar decided to move back to be near his parents and siblings in California. Upon his return, Saar worked for a renowned bankruptcy and litigation firm as an attorney practicing real estate and trustee litigation in federal court, representing trustees in bankruptcy. Shortly thereafter, Saar moved to a firm that represented victims of asbestos exposure. It was during this time that Saar found his true passion for helping those who could not help themselves. Saar truly enjoyed the opportunity to fight for injured individuals against large multinational corporations, with great success. In 2004, Saar was a member of a trial team that obtained a $36 million jury verdict later named the 48th largest verdict in the United States for 2004.

In 2008, Saar joined forces with Jason Cohn, a longtime friend and fraternity brother to start Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. It was at that time that the duo decided to create a firm that would not accept simply being “good.” Jason and Saar were determined to be great: great lawyers, great listeners and obtaining great results. Today, and every day, Jason and Saar continue to strive for greatness; our clients deserve nothing less.

Saar Swartzon is licensed to practice law in California and Illinois. Saar previously taught Trial Advocacy as an associate adjunct professor of law at Southwestern University School of Law, inspiring students to pursue their dreams of practicing law. Saar has been named to the Super Lawyer list for ten consecutive years, including being named in theTop 50 Orange County Lawyers.

Personal Interests

Saar is a man of many hobbies, and he particularly enjoys anything related to automobiles, including watching Top Gear and staying up-to-date on the latest supercars. He is also a huge Los Angeles Lakers fan, and has a mini-shrine in his office to prove it.

Education

  • USC, B.A., cum laude, with honors (1995)
  • Southwestern University of Law, J.D. (1998)

Awards and Recognitions

Due to his dedication, knowledge, and talents, Saar has been bestowed numerous awards and invited to be a part of multiple memberships celebrating legal excellence.

  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™
  • Super Lawyers® (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2019) AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest rating a lawyer can receive for general ethical standards and professional ability
  • Named Top Attorney in Orange County by OC Metro Magazine
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®

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Professional Associations

  • Member of the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • Member of the American Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Associate adjunct professor at Southwestern University School of Law
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®

Non-Profit Memberships

Saar is a Board member and Vice-Chair of The Wooden Floor, a creative youth development organization which serves underprivileged youth in Santa Ana. This nonprofit seeks to transform the lives of many through the power of dance and pursuit of higher education. You can learn more, including how you can help or participate, by clicking here.

Recent Reviews From Previous Clients

  • Highly Recommend

    “I cannot recommend the offices of Cohn & Swartzon highly enough. I was referred to them after being involved in an accident with an uninsured driver. I was in pain and after 6 weeks was still trying to be seen by a physical therapist. I met with Jason the first day and he couldn't have been nicer. He seemed to really care about me and my case and within 24 hours I was being seen at a great facility for physical therapy. My case was taken over by Elva who was always on top of things. She kept me in the loop and pretty much took over everything so that I didn't have to deal with it. She was able to get the highest amount possible and I walked away with more than I could have hoped for. I am so thankful for her and the entire office of Cohn & Swartzon.”

    Kathy B.

  • Cohn & Swartzon fought hard for me in court

    “When I first met with Cohn & Swartzon, they explained to me that I had a difficult case; but because of my severe injuries, they were willing to help. Initially, the insurance did not offer much; but after Cohn & Swartzon fought hard for me in court, I received over a 6 figure settlement and also had my surgery paid for.”

    Deborah V.

  • They stayed true to their word

    “Let me begin by saying that I would recommend Cohn & Swartzon to anyone in need of legal advice. Both Jason and Saar are very personable and they provided a high level of service to me as their client. In addition to Jason and Saar, the entire staff always provided the utmost in service. One of the things that I liked was the fact that they stayed true to their word. They told me that they personally would take calls, if necessary. It was not very often that I needed to speak directly to them; but when I did, they were accessible. I appreciate the great lengths that they went to in working with an uncooperative doctor, who took a very long time getting a key report to them. They worked with the insurance companies and the adjusters, which took all of the unnecessary stress off of me. The Firm went to bat for me and we were successful in settling my personal injury case without going to trial. Saar was able to negotiate and reduce my medical bills, thus putting more cash into my hands. I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome, and the timing of the settlement couldn't have come at a better time.”

    V.O.

  • The entire firm was professional and supportive

    “I would highly recommend Cohn & Swartzon to anyone seeking a fair settlement as a result of an auto accident. The Firm came highly recommended to me and I understand why. They took the time to explain what would happen, they aligned me with excellent medical care, and they were able to negotiate a fast and fair settlement for my injuries. Throughout the process the entire Firm was professional and supportive.”

    M.S.

  • Thank you again for all your help and dedication

    “Saar, I wanted to say thank you again for all your help and dedication. The settlement was a bonus. My main concern was my well-being. And I'm glad to say I am well. I do not have any back pain and I can enjoy watching and interacting with my daughter. One more time and on behalf of my family, thanks.”

    Jose A.