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Attorney Dean Swartz possesses military and legal background that
leaves little wonder as to his choice of practice areas. From 1971 until
1988, Attorney Swartz served in the United States Marine Corps
Reserve, on active duty from 1974 through 1978, ultimately achieving the
rank of Major.


While on active duty, he served at Headquarters Marine Corps
(HQMC) and was assigned to the Office of the Judge Advocate General
(JAG) of the Navy in Washington, DC. In this capacity he served in the
Torts and Claims Branch defending the United States in medical
malpractice, aviation, and general negligence claims and litigation.


As a
lawyer with an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell* since 1985 in a
complicated field of law, Mr. Swartz has garnered the respect of peers,
judges, and clients alike.  He has been selected for membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum as a result of his achievement of verdicts and settlements for his clients in in numerous cases in excess of One Million Dollars.  His verdicts in Ohio and Virginia have ranked as some of the highest in those states and the verdict in an insurance unfair claims practices cases was featured as the "Centerpiece" of an issue of the ATLA Law Reporter.


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 100%
    42 years



Contingent (20-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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Contact info

Swartz & Reed LLP

1025 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC, 20036


DCActive 197611/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Rated Lawyers in Medical MalpracticeThe American Lawyer2015
Top LawyersColumbus C.E.O. magazine2014
Certified Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy1999
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum1997
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1985
Order of BarristersInternational Order of Barristers1973
Chapin Award in ForensicsStanford University1970
The Harvard BookAssociated Harvard Clubs1966
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Special Ass't to the General CounselUS Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission1979 - 1980
Captain, USMCRUnited States Marine Corps Headquarters1975 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeSection on Federal Tort Liability and Military Advocacy2007 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaPresident's Club2000 - 2001
Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.Board of Governors1986 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bond v. Ivanjack, 740 A.2d 968 (D.C. 1999)Verdict of $1.5 million affirmed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Stanford UniversityPolitical ScienceA.B.1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Brown Bag Lunch SeriesInsurance Bad Faith2000
Litigation Support SeminarHow to Support your Lawyer1999
Belli SeminarsF.R.Civ.P. 36 Requests for Admissions1999
Neurology Department Grand RoundsMedical Malpractice Litigation1998