Michael J. Swanson, Partner with Swanson & Sackett, P.C., in Edwardsville, IL, is an experienced courtroom attorney who knows how to navigate the court system to aggressively represent his clients and maximize favorable outcomes.
Prior to joining the law firm of Swanson & Sackett P.C., Michael served as the Managing Attorney in the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office child support division. In this role, he handled thousands of cases each year and gained extensive courtroom experience.
Michael earned his JD at Saint Louis University and his bachelor’s degree at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), which he attended following his six-year enlistment with the U.S. Air Force. Michael served on active duty as a Chinese translator.
Languages spoken: English, Mandarin
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I highly recommend Mr. Swanson's legal services. Michael's honesty, easy-going demeanor and professionalism make him a great attorney to work with. Furthermore, his vast knowledge of the various areas of Family law, respected reputation within the legal community and strong work ethic make him an exceptional attorney.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2009||08/10/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Magna Cum Laude||Southern Illinois University||2005|
|Diploma With Honors||Defense Language Institute||1998|
|Partner||Swanson and Sackett, P.C.||2012 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Lewis and Clark Community College||2013 - 2015|
|Lead Attorney - Child Support Enforcement Division||Madison County State's Atorney's Office||2009 - 2012|
|Chinese Translator||United States Air Force (Active Duty)||1998 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Madison County Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Madison County Bar Association, Scholarship Committee||Co-chair||2011 - 2012|
|Doe v Doe (Names redacted for client's privacy)||After hearing, order of protection denied and children returned to client.|
|Doe v Doe (Names redacted for client's privacy)||Successful result after contested trial. Court date denied attempt to terminate.|
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|Saint Louis University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|Defense Language Institute||Mandarin Chinese||Certificate||1998|
|ISBA Panel on Law School affordability||Law School||2012|