Bachelor, Syracuse University, 1953. Bachelor of Laws, Boston University, 1957.
Associate Alfred S. Julian, New York City, 1957-1959. Partner Finks & Swartz, Youngtown, Sun City, Phoenix, 1961-1970, Swartz & Jeckel, Professional Corporation, Sun City, Youngtown, Scottsdale, 1971-1982.
(Book by Swartz, Melvin Jay)
Author: Don't Die Broke, A Guide to Secure Retirement, 1974, review edition, 2000, (book and cassettes) Keep What You Own, 1989, review edition, 2000, Retire Without Fear, 1995, Harry You Bastard, (Don't You Dare Leave Me Broke) 2007. Columnist News-Sun, Sun City, 1979-1983. Author column Swartz on Aging.
Board directors Valley of the Sun School for Retarded Children, 1975-1979. Member American Bar Association, Arizona Bar Association, New York Bar Association, Maricopa County Bar Association, Scottsdale Bar Association, Central Arizona Estate Planning Council, Masons (Phoenix).
Children: Julianne, Jonathan Samuel.