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Schweitzer & Scherr, LLC
4520 East-West Highway Suite 700
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

301 469 3382
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Harvey Schweitzer

Harvey Schweitzer is a 1976 graduate of UCLA Law School and practices law in the District of Columbia and Maryland. His practice embraces legal matters that affect children and people who care for children such as parents, relatives, day care workers, social workers, teachers and child serving agencies. He teaches juvenile law at Columbus School of Law, Catholic University, and co-authored a book on foster care law. His many years of experience practicing law and teaching enables him to provide representation in unusual situations that involve foster care, child abuse and neglect, adoption, custody and the care of children generally.

Mr. Schweitzer also provides advice and representation to:

 •  Child serving agencies and individuals who have been subpoenaed to supply information to or appear before child fatality review tribunals.

 •  Social workers and other professionals who have been served with a subpoena or other formal request for documents or testimony that may conflict with their obligation to protect certain information from disclosure or affect the privacy rights of the patient/client.

 •  Child serving agencies and individuals who are “mandatory reporters” regarding reporting obligations in general or in specific situations.

Limited Service Representation in Maryland For legal matters in Maryland it should be noted that lawyers can be retained to provide “limited service representation”.  This means that clients can, under certain circumstances, and by agreement with their lawyer, limit the legal work the lawyer will do to specific aspects of their legal matter. For example, the lawyer can be retained to draft certain court papers or attend only specific court events. Limited representation is intended to make legal services more readily available and more affordable.

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