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Schwartz Hyde & Garfield, LLP is located at the corner of Fourth Avenue and B Street on the 24th floor of the Wells Fargo Building in downtown San Diego, California.  




Tim specializes in the representation of public and private colleges and schools in all legal matters relating to their operations, transactions and related litigation.  

Laurel specializes in the resolution of business and real estate disputes, utilizing traditional litigation and appellate processes, augmented by alternative dispute resolution procedures.

Schwartz Hyde & Garfield, LLP has significant experience in a broad range of public agency and municipal law matters.

Schwartz Hyde & Garfield, LLP is one of the leading real property firms in San Diego.  The firm represents a broad spectrum of clients involved in nearly every aspect of real property.

Schwartz Hyde & Garfield, LLP represents clients in a range of business matters.

Schwartz Hyde & Garfield, LLP is a specialty law firm focusing its practice on the areas of real property transactions, commercial landlord-tenant matters, municipal and local government agency representation, general business matters, contract disputes, entity governance, and education law, including the handling of litigation, administrative hearings, and appellate proceedings in these areas.


The firm represents a broad spectrum of clients, including major real estate owners and developers, government entities, non-profit organizations, school districts, colleges and universities, mid-sized businesses, and other individuals and entities.


Our clients come to us because of our experience, knowledge, expertise, and track record in and out of court, and our reputation for integrity and client satisfaction.  Significant involvement of our lawyers in the community means the firm enjoys a high level of credibility with other attorneys, judges, and decision-makers in public forums.


We provide great value for our clients.  We recognize that a close working relationship between counsel and client is essential to the provision of quality legal services.  We offer the personalized services of highly experienced partners to serve each client’s unique needs.  Our rates are competitive and, because of the strategic approaches we employ, we are able to deliver high quality counsel at cost-effective rates.


The partners and principals of the firm have an average of more than 40 years of practice experience.  Martindale-Hubbell, Inc., a company which has been investigating and rating lawyers on a nationwide basis for over 85 years, has rated the firm and each of the partners “AV® Preeminent™” – its highest rating for both legal ability and ethical standards.  


In the exercise of our practice, we provide practical, reasoned advice in an effort to minimize or prevent legal difficulties.  When a client is involved in a project or a dispute, our primary concern is to achieve an expeditious and economic result.  When formal litigation, administrative hearings, or other dispute-resolution proceedings are necessary, we provide aggressive, high caliber advocacy.






Founding member of the firm, who specialized in environmental, land use, and public-agency related matters, after serving as Deputy County Counsel for the County of San Diego from 1971 to 1979.  A delight to be around and an inspiration to us all.