Judge Schwartz was appointed to the bench by Governor Ritter on March 26, 2008 and began serving July 1, 2008. He is the presiding Judge in Division G of the Pueblo District Court. He began his law career as an Assistant District Attorney with the Pueblo County District Attorney’s Office in November of 1982. Judge Schwartz entered the private practice of law January 1, 1985 with the law firm of Drummond & Dougherty P.C. The firm became Drummond, Dougherty & Schwartz P.C. in 1988 and remained until July of 2008. Judge Schwartz almost exclusively practiced in the area of family law during his time in private practice.
Judge Schwartz was primarily raised in Pueblo, Colorado. He graduated from Central High School in 1975. He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Southern Colorado (now CSU-Pueblo) in 1979. Judge Schwartz received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma in May of 1982.
Judge Schwartz is married, and has three children.
Currently, Judge Schwartz hears criminal cases as well as water cases for Water Div. 2 for the State of Colordo.