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Press Release: Introducing Fortz Legal’s Director of Business Development


Amy Cutlip

Fortz Legal Support

(844) 730-4066

Introducing Fortz Legal’s Director of Business Development

15-year industry veteran Erik Schwartz joins the growing team at Fortz Legal

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Fortz Legal Support is excited to welcome Erik Schwartz as Director of Business Development, effective August 3, 2020. 

Erik has over 15 years of experience in the legal services industry and will use his expertise to help shape the future of Fortz Legal. Most recently, he was the Director of Trial Services for Computing Source, where he was generated $2 million in revenue in less than three years. Erik will be bringing his unique background in trial services and sales to Fortz Legal in order to increase revenue and expand into new markets.

Erik will also benefit Fortz Legal with his knowledge from the following experiences:

  • 10 years at Bienstock Court Reporting and Video as Senior Trial Presentation Specialist and Manager of Trial Presentation and Video Serices

  • Paralegal Certification from Boston University

  • Development and implementation of sales plans which led to 300% in revenue growth

“I have spent the majority of my professional life working to fill the needs of the legal community in Michigan. I could not be more excited to join the team that has emerged as the premiere litigation support firm in this state,” says Erik. “Our innovative approach from file to trial has positioned us to take the lead in introducing, and utilizing technology to navigate the industry through this pandemic.”

“Fortz Legal is excited to welcome Erik as a full-time member of our staff,” says Shaun Fitzpatrick, Owner and CEO at Fortz Legal. “Erik has been a pillar in the legal support community for over 15 years.  His expertise will be an asset to our rapidly growing business.”

Fortz Legal Support is a full-service litigation support and court reporting firm serving clients in Michigan and across the country. The company has been recognized as an industry leader in remote depositions and arbitrations, and has been invited to present at the National Association of Legal Services conference in September. Fortz is committed to doing “whatever it takes” to find solutions for their clients. 

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