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alum for his or her contribution to the legal field, service to the law school,
or other outstanding achievement. If you would like to nominate a fellow alum, please
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Danielle I. Schwager, P.C.
Touro Law Center's Office of Alumni and Development is proud to announce that Danielle Schwager ’98 has been selected for the month of May. Ms. Schwager was an active member of the Touro community while attending law school and remains engaged through Touro Law Center’s Alumni Council, as well as attending various alumni and student events throughout the years. Her accomplished career is highlighted in the bio below. On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to Danielle Schwager.
Danielle Schwager has well over a decade’s worth of expertise as a trial attorney. Incorporating her past experience as a former Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County and as a Litigator for Martin, Clearwater & Bell, LLP, Ms. Schwager opened her own practice in 2004 with an emphasis on Family Law. A Member of the Law Guardian Panel and the Suffolk County Family Court 18(b) Panel, her practice specializes in abuse, neglect and termination of parental rights cases as well as custody, visitation, juvenile delinquency. Ms. Schwager practices in the Family Court as well as matrimonial cases in Supreme Court. She also appears regularly before the Appellate Division Second Department in her representation of children.
Her background as an Associate at the prestigious law firm of Martin, Clearwater & Bell, LLP added to her knowledge base as she litigated the defense of medical malpractice actions from inception through trial while engaging in all facets of motion practice, depositions and negotiation of settlements.
As an Assistant District Attorney, Ms. Schwager was involved in all manners of criminal cases. In 2001, she was the Attorney in Charge of Suffolk County Drug Court. She evaluated defendants’ eligibility for drug court participation, prosecuted felony drug cases and was responsible for the prosecution and monitoring of all misdemeanor drug cases in the County.
Her work at the District Attorney’s Office also encompassed specialization in Gang prosecution, trying over 30 jury trials, bench trials and hearings.
Ms. Schwager continues her passion for education and has continued close relationships with her Alma Maters. She is a frequent guest lecturer at Stony Brook University and the Suffolk Academy of Law and is working on several projects within the Touro Law Center community. She is a member of Touro Law Center’s Alumni Council and is a terrific role model for Touro Law Center Students. She also participates in a number of Career Services Programs and has come back on campus to speak with students as well as a guest speaker at Student Bar Association events.
In addition to her association with the Suffolk County Bar, the New York State Bar and the American Bar Association, Ms. Schwager holds admissions to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, United States District Court – Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the United States Armed Forces.
Ms. Schwager is currently in the process of launching a new company, Ivy Legal Outsource, Inc. that will specialize in the outsourcing of matters related to the running of a law practice that will maximize receivables and decrease overhead for law firms.