Bankruptcy Law

Business Law

Development & Real Estate

Family Law

Estate Planning & Probate

Personal Injury & Insurance Defense

Public & Government Law

Health Care Law

Employment Law


  • Partner





  • Ms. Schwartz focuses her practice on estate planning and taxation, business succession planning, probate and trust administration, and elder law.
  • Prior to joining Roderick Linton Belfance, Ms. Schwartz was a partner with Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning and Taxation
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Elder Law

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio


  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • Juris Doctor - 1994
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Valedictorian
    • Honors: Donald Jenkins Scholarship Award for Top Graduate, Recipient
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • B.A.
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • Murrary Glauberman JCC Young Leadership Award, 2009
  • Emanuel Isroff JCBA Leadership Award, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Akron Bar Association Foundation, Fellow
  • Akron Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Jewish Community Board of Akron, President Elect Chair: Allocations Committee
  • Akron Civil War Memorial Society , Board Member & Secretary
  • Historic Glendale Cemetery, Board Member & Secretary
  • Friends of Historic Glendale Cemetery, Board Member & Secretary
  • Beth El Congregation, former Board Member; Chair: Cemetery Committee
  • Inaugural Class of Jewish Women’s Leadership Initiative , Member, 2010 to 2011
  • Shaw JCC of Akron, former Board Member & Vice President

Pro Bono Activities

  • CASA, Volunteer: Summit County Juvenile Court
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