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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Litigation: 50%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Robert Samuel Gilligan

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Robert Gilligan Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Jack. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Jack B. Swerling

1720 Main St. #301
Columbia, SC, 29201


SCGood Standing197303/07/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
RecognizedSouth Carolina Super Lawyers2008
RecognizedBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
ListedMartindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersN/A
RecognizedWho's Who in American Law -MarquisN/A
Association NamePosition NameDuration
South Carolina Uniform Jury Charge ProjectMember1991 - 1994
South Carolina Legislative Committee on Indigent DefenseMember1990 - 1995
South Carolina Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Grievance and DisciplineMember1989 - 1993
Richland County Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeChairman1989 - 1991
The Child Victim Court NotebookAdvisory Committee1987 - 1987
South Carolina Board of Law ExaminersMember1987 - 1992
South Carolina Bar, Criminal Law SectionChairman1985 - 1986
South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Law SectionChairman1981 - 1984
South Carolina Pre-Trial Intervention Advisory CommitteeMember1980 - 1982
South Carolina Criminal Docket CommitteeChairmanN/A
John Belton O'Neil Inn of CourtMemberN/A
American Judicature SocietyMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
South Carolina Criminal Trial Lawyers AssociationFounding MemberN/A
Fourth Circuit Judicial ConferencePermanent MemberN/A
American Academy of Appellate LawyersFellowN/A
American Board of Criminal LawyersFellowN/A
International Academy of Trial LawyersFellowN/A
Chief Justice's Commission on the ProfessionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
South Carolina Bar FoundationLife FellowN/A
South Carolina Bar FoundationPast PresidentN/A
American College of Trial LawyersFellowN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
South Carolina Bar AssociationMy Little Rules Book - Criminal, Annotated Second Edition2004
The Champion magazineOn Being A Trial Lawyer2000
South Carolina Trial Lawyer BulletinOn Being A Trial Lawyer1999
South Carolina Law Review"I can't believe I asked that question": A look at cross-examination techniques1999
South Carolina Bar AssociationSouth Carolina Criminal Trial Techniques Handbook1998
South Carolina Bar AssociationSouth Carolina Trial Notebook1994
South Carolina Law ReviewThe right to free speech versus the right to a fair trail - Balancing competing interests1991
South Carolina LawyerDefending the Battered Woman1990
South Carolina LawyerJury Charges for Self-Defense in Homicide Cases1989
Inside Drug LawHandling the Preliminary Hearing in Drug Cases1984
The South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association BulletinThe Preliminary Hearing as a Discovery Device1982
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Clemson UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1968

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