Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook’s own Attorney Andrew Schwartz recently reached an $8 million settlement from a school district in a wrongful death case concerning a 15-year-old who drowned in a swimming class in 2018.

Attorney Schwartz’s clients sued the school district and physical education teacher after their son drowned in the high school swim class. Video surveillance showed that the student drowned during class and was not discovered until approximately one-and-one-half hours later when the next class returned after lunch period. Our team maintained that the school and teacher were liable for failing to supervise the class properly, and they lacked necessary policies and procedures to provide a safe environment for students, including lacking a lifeguard who could assist the teacher.

The settlement was reached before the trial.


Since 1979, our personal injury lawyers have helped thousands of injured clients and affected families heal by securing their entitled compensation. We’ve successfully recovered millions in verdicts and settlements so our clients can move on to a better future.

Some of our past successes include:

  • $80 Million Catastrophic Injury: After an oil company exposed 6,000 local residents to a compound that causes respiratory problems, our team helped victims recover $80 million.
  • $13.7 Million Truck Accident: A jury reached a verdict for $13.7 million to go to three families who had their oved ones killed in a trucking accident.
  • $7.5 Million Car Accident: Our lawyers represented a family of four whose car was struck by a van, killing the father and one of the daughters.


At Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, you won’t be treated like another case number. Our lawyers strive to provide our clients with the personalized attention they deserve through honest and direct communication. Clients always meet one-on-one with our attorneys so we can fully listen and understand the situation to ensure we’re on the same page before moving forward. With more than 40 years of experience as a law firm, we can be trusted to fight for the compensation you’re entitled to after an accident causing injuries or death. We’re able to recover damages including medical bills like surgeries and hospital stays, lost wages or future earning capacity from having to miss or quit work, property damage, pain and suffering, and burial and funeral costs if you lost a loved one due to negligence. We’re available to seek justice on your behalf.

Contact the professional personal injury attorneys at Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook online or by phone at (925) 275-5592 for a free initial consultation regarding your accident. Our team has successfully recovered millions for our injured clients and can be relied on in your time of need.