The practice was founded in 1979 by Martin L. Sisselman, an experienced insurance defense attorney. Douglas S. Schwartz, formerly of the Union County Prosecutor's Office, joined the firm in 1992 and became a partner in 1999, when the name of the firm was changed to Sisselman & Schwartz, LLP. The firm has concentrated on the representation of retailers such as Burlington Coat Factory, Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Lord & Taylor since its inception, and presently represents some of the nation's largest facilities management and department store companies.

Experienced representation of major retail stores, facilities management companies, restaurants, and insurance carriers in negligence, premises liability, product liability, food product, false arrest, civil rights, wrongful termination, consumer fraud, dram shop liability, insurance coverage, automobile, PIP, transportation, ICC, property damage, commercial, and construction litigation.

Special emphasis on premises liability, false arrest, civil rights, and insurance coverage issues.