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Scott Michael Swafford

Scott Michael Swafford

Practice areas:

Privacy, Advertising, Business, Government Contracts

Scott Swafford

About Me

Started Swafford Law, LLC as a solo practitioner, after several years as an attorney with Arnold & Porter, LLP, and decades of experiences including IT, military intelligence, contracting, and international relations.


Attended Law School at night while working full time during the day as a federal civil servant (IT Project Manager) for NOAA, and graduated summa cum laude, 7th in my class.


Practical experiences developing and implementing litigation strategies that have worked for corporate clients and individuals.


Recognized in Maryland Daily Record's Movers and Shakers Column.



Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Advertising: 30%
    7 years, 9 cases
  2. Privacy: 30%
    7 years, 9 cases
  3. Business: 25%
    7 years, 15 cases
  4. Government Contracts: 15%
    7 years, 20 cases



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Jennifer Wang

    Attorney Swafford has extensive experience with the FTC and FCC. He has provided valuable legal advice for major telecommunications to ensure consumer protections. He is also a scholar, writer. Scott has helped numerous banks, IT companies, start-ups, and many corporations. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jennifer Wang Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stewart Andrew Sutton

    I endorse this lawyer. Scott M. Swafford contacted me to discuss the vacation of a confessed judgment entered against one of his clients. He was aware that my article on confessed judgments is about to published in the Maryland Bar Journal. I had the opportunity to review his Motion to Vacate and/or Modify the Confessed Judgment. Not only was it the best drafted Motion to Vacate that I had ever read, it contained a detailed analysis of why the "forum selection" clause in the parties' contract did not confer personal jurisdiction.


    Stewart Sutton Wills & Living Wills Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Swafford Law, LLC

41 State Circle
Annapolis, MD, 21401


DCActive 200907/19/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Isaac Bashevis Singer ScholarUniversity of Miami, Florida1984

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerSwafford Law, LLC2012 - Present
AssociateArnold & Porter, LLP2008 - 2012

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Prince George's County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Anne Arundel County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
District of Columbia BarN/A2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
ABA 2012 Data Security & Privacy HandbookChapter 5 Online Behavioral Advertising2012
Secure Times, Law Volume 4, No. 2, Fall 2009.Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts in Online Behavioral Advertising: How Do They Compare to the FTC's Principles?2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor (summa cum laude)2007