Arthur Schwarzwaelder

Welcome to the Schwarzwaelder Law Offices website. I am Art Schwarzwaelder. I know you are looking for answers during a difficult time. I'm here to help. Whether you or someone close to you has been injured due to a medical error, a motor vehicle accident, a defective drug or product, carelessness of a property owner, or other wrongful conduct, I welcome the chance to speak with you. Let my over 35 years of experience help you find solutions to your problems.


Over the years, the scope of my practice has been extensive and includes:

If a close family member was killed due to a corporation's or person's negligence or wrongful conduct, I can help you pursue a wrongful death and survival claim.


  • Pittsburgh Lawyer of the Year (2013), Best Lawyers in America, Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice Law
  • Top 50, Pittsburgh Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice, 2010 - 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice, 2010 - 2020
  • AV (highest rating) for Ability and Ethics, Martindale-Hubbell, for over 30 years
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, no more than 1% of all lawyers in any state, by invitation only
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County

For many years, I have been dedicated to solely representing individuals and families harmed by the carelessness or inattention of others, with a primary focus on medical malpractice.

My 35 years of experience as a medical malpractice lawyer has been broad and includes the successful prosecution of numerous claims against hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers, practicing across a wide variety of medical specialties.

The knowledge, skills, and experience gained in the complex area of medical malpractice law have enabled me to be an effective advocate for clients who have suffered serious injury or loss in other settings, particularly automobile and tractor trailer accidents, and defective medical device and drug claims.

I personally handle and am responsible for every case accepted by our Firm. I do not work alone. Our Clients enjoy the many contributions made by the other Employees of our Firm including Attorney Caroline Schwarzwaelder and Legal Assistant Ryan Johnson. For more information about Caroline's and Ryan's background, please click on their names listed above or Our Firm. For more biographical information about me, click Art Schwarzwaelder or Our Firm.

I am deeply committed to recovering full and fair compensation for individuals injured by the carelessness of others. I have successfully represented many clients who have obtained substantial recoveries. These include Multimillion Dollar Recoveries.

I do not believe in a high-volume, assembly line approach to litigation. Your case is unique. I know the importance of personal attention to detail, meticulous research and thorough investigation to achieve a just result.

If your case is accepted by my office, I will devote the time, effort, and resources that your case deserves. I will search for answers to the questions of how and why your injury occurred and what precautions should have been taken to prevent your loss. I will learn from you and those who know you the extent of your injuries, your economic loss, and the ways in which your life has been disrupted.