About Us

ED SWITZER, LAWYER

SWITZER LAW OFFICE

J. Edward Switzer, Jr.
[Colonel, USMCR Ret.]
630 Alta Vista Drive, Suite 104
Vista, California 92084-5505
(760) 758-2960

PRIVATE PRACTICE AS VISTA BANKRUPTCY LAWYER SINCE 1977

General practice—emphasis on bankruptcy law and serious personal injury. Extensive jury trial experience, including misdemeanor, felony, and civil jury trials. Over 30 years of  experience as a Vista Bankruptcy Lawyer serving all North San Diego County.

EDUCATION:

Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, NC

  • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 1971
  • Comments Editor, Wake Forest Law Review

Lenoir Rhyne College, Hickory, NC

  • Bachelor of Arts

The Judge Advocate General’s School, U.S. Army, Charlottesville, VA

  • Graduate/Advanced Military Lawyers’ Course

Naval Justice School, Newport, RI

  • Certification as Judge Advocate
  • Graduated “With Distinction”

BAR MEMBERSHIPS:

State:

  • California, 1977 (active)
  • North Carolina, 1971 (inactive)

Federal:

  • Southern District of California, 1977
  • Central District of California, 1978
  • United States Court of Military Appeals, 1972
  • United States Supreme Court, 1974
  • United States Court of Federal Claims, 1994
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2000

REPORTED CASES:

  • Wolfson v. Watts, 298 F.3d 1077 (9th Cir., 2002);
  • In re Burson, 107 B.R. 285 (Bankr. S.D. CA 1989).

BAR ASSOCIATIONS:

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys—www.nacba.org
  • San Diego County Bankruptcy Forum
  • Member, Bar Association Northern San Diego County; Director, 1981-82
  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Master, Inns of Court, Fio V. Lopardo Chapter

JUDGE PRO TEM

San Diego County Superior Court 2003–2007

USMC:

Former Assistant Chief of Staff, Staff Judge Advocate
United States Marine Corps, Marine Corps Base, Camp  Pendleton, CA

HONORS/AWARDS:

  • Legion of Merit Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal for actions during Desert Shield/Storm
  • Awarded Proclamation for community service, Carlsbad City Council,
    October 25, 1994
  • Awarded Proclamation for civic achievement, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, November 9, 1994

FORMER ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE:

1981 to Dec/1994—Carlsbad School District, Carlsbad, CA