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Joan Marie Swartz

Joan Marie Swartz

Practice areas:

Business, Litigation

About Me

I am a St. louis native.  I have been practicing for over 24 years.  I was trained in a large law firm setting and went on my own nearly 12 years ago becasue I wanted to serve small businesses and individuals.  I understand the rpessures of running your own business and can relate to the difficulties.  I help my clients grow and proper by managing their legal issues for them.    I also am comfortable litigating matters for them.  

I also do estate planning for individuals and business owners.  I enjoy helping people sett hese matters and plan for the future.  


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Litigation: 50%
    28 years
  2. Business: 50%
    28 years



Hourly ($225-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Phillip Arthur Tatlow

    I am pleased to recommend Joan Swarz as a business and commercial transaction and litigation attorney. I had the pleasure in working with her on several complex litigation matters and found her to be very competent, professional and skilled. She is friendly and compassionate but also tough in the courtroom. I would not hesitate in recommending Joan for your litigation and transactional needs.


    Phillip Tatlow Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jill S. Bollwerk

    I have worked with Joan on many matters in the past. She is a fierce advocate for her clients while still being the consummate professional. She has been involved in some pretty tough business negotiations and litigation matters, and she never buckles under pressure. She is also one of the finest human beings I know. I strongly recommend her if you require the services of a top-notch business attorney.


    Jill Bollwerk Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of Joan M. Swartz

8050 Watson Road
Suite 355
St. Louis, MO, 63119



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198808/17/2015
MOGood Standing, Active198701/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Past President AwardSt. Louis Bar Foundation2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberLashly & Baer P.C.1987 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bar Association Metropolitan St. LouisPast President2002 - 2003

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Great Lakes Industrial Controls v. O'Brien CorporationSettled favorably
Boone v. City of ArnoldFavorably settled

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Publication NameTitleDate
University of Missouri Columbia Law School Environmental Policy ReviewTax Implications of Environmental Clean-Up1994


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawN/AJuris doctorate1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
15 Hour Review of the LawModerator and Speaker2011