|VA||Authorized to practice law||1981||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Top Lawyers in Virginia||Best Lawyers in America||2017|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2017|
|Top Lawyers||Richmond Times-Dispatch||2017|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Owner||The Law Office of James E. Swiger, PLLC||2009 - Present|
|Partner||Swiger & Cay||1996 - 2009|
|Partner||Thacher Swiger & Cay||1985 - 1996|
|Associate||Ashcraft & Gerel||1982 - 1985|
|Judicial Law Clerk||US District Court||1981 - 1982|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia Workers' Compensation Inn Of Court||Executive Committee Member||2015 - Present|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1982 - Present|
|Morris v. Commonwealth of VA.||Fully Favorable|
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|George Mason University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor, With Distinction||1981|
|Villanova University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Virginia Workers' Compensation Inn of Court||Workers' Compensation Law & Ethics||2016|
|Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission||Ethics & Workers' Compensation Law||2016|
Posted by anonymous
My husband had a complicated Workers Comp case and switched to Mr. Swiger and was extremely happy that he did. He ended up being on comp for 10 years, the maximum for Virginia and Mr. Swiger guided him every step of the way. He is informed, well versed in all aspects of workers comp and provided good advise. We would recommend Mr. Swiger to anyone with workers comp issues.
Posted by Christopher Parker
Mr Swiger has handled my case with a degree of professionalism, knowledge, and experience that exceeded my expectations!
My case seemed very complex, Mr Swiger kept it simple and had an answer for all of my questions!
It has certainly been a pleasure working with Mr Swiger.
In my opinion, James Edward Swiger sets the bar!
Posted by Russ
I first worked with Mr. Swiger in the 1990s with a Workers Compensation Claim. My employer had offered a settlement that would not even cover my medical expense. After gathering the facts, within several months Mr. Swiger was able to settle my case for substantially more than first offered, plus all back pay, and future pay. Through the whole process Mr. Swiger kept me updated about any changes to my case, and when I phoned his office, a return call came within hours, not days like past experiences. Mr. Swiger was easy to contact, promptly replied to inquiries, and diligently pursued everything entitled to me in accordance with the law. I highly recommend.