James W. Schwitalla

Location : Miami, Florida
Phone: (305) 278 0811
Fax: 305-278-0812
Email: E-mail Me

Mr. Schwitalla is the Principal and Founder of the Bankruptcy Law Offices of James Schwitalla, PA, a two-attorney consumer bankruptcy firm located in Kendall. He has been practicing consumer bankruptcy law since 1991.

Mr. Schwitalla is a frequent seminar speaker for the Miami-Dade County Bar Association’s Put Something Back Pro Bono Program, and an annual speaker at the Judge Alexander Paskay ABI Nuts and Bolts Bankruptcy Seminar in Tampa. He is also an annual guest lecturer for the third-year-law-student bankruptcy clinics at the UM and FIU Schools of Law.

Areas of Practice

Bankruptcy Law

Litigation Percentage

35% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Florida, 1991
U.S. District Court
Southern District of Florida, 1992
U.S. District Court
Middle District of Florida, 1995
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Southern District of Florida, 1992
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Middle District of Florida, 1995


University of Miami School of Law,
Coral Gables, Florida – 1991

Past Certifications

Certified Public Accountant,
State of Texas, 1989 (Not Current)

Representative Cases

In re Vieweg, 2011 WL 5593184
(Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla. Oct. 26, 2011)
In re Luban, 2011 WL 4344548
(Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla. Sep. 15, 2011)
In re Abaunza, 452 B.R. 866
(Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla. June 2, 2011)
In re Gerardin, 447 B.R. 342
(Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla. Feb. 17, 2011)
In re Avendano, 2011 WL 5058390
(Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla. Dec. 3, 2010)
In re Lopez, 405 B.R. 382
(Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla. Apr. 17, 2009)
In re Riddle, 344 B.R. 702
(Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla. Jul. 17, 2006)
In re Carty, 2005 WL 3198617
(Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla. May 4, 2005)
In re Arencibia, 2003 WL 21004969
(Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla. Apr. 1, 2003)
In re Belue, 238 B.R. 218
(Bkrtcy.S.D.Fla. Aug. 31, 1999)