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Scott Michael Swafford

Scott Michael Swafford

Practice areas:

Privacy, Advertising, Business, Government Contracts

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 

  • Bennett James Wills

    I endorse Attorney Swafford. He is an asset to the legal community.


    Bennett Wills Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Suren G Adams

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Scott on real estate and business matters and found him to be a huge resource for civil litigation cases as well.


    Suren Adams Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Swafford Law, LLC

41 State Circle
Annapolis, MD, 21401



DCActive 200905/25/2015

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