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Paul E. (Trip) Swain has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating, AV, recognizing him for his high legal ability and ethical standards in the practice of law.  With over 30 years of experience in the legal field, Paul represents clients in a variety of legal matters including adoption, guardianships, probate, estate planning and business law, placing great emphasis on honest and responsive communication with clients.


Paul is a fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA) and is a Master of the Hudson-Hall-Wheaton chapter of the American Inns of Court.  He was admitted to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma in 1982, the Eastern District of Oklahoma in 1983 and the Western District of Oklahoma in 1998. 


Paul E. 'Trip' Swain is activily engaged in numerous civic organizations, including the Rotary Club of Tulsa, and he serves as chairman of the board of Heritage Family Services Adoption Agency.  Mr. Swain is a past chairman and board member of the Ronald McDonald Charities of Tulsa and currently is a member of the Ronald McDonald Charities Advisory Board.  He is also a former member of the board of Deacons of the First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa. 


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Practice areas


  1. Adoption: 71%
    29 years
  2. Estate Planning: 12%
    34 years
  3. Probate: 10%
    34 years
  4. Litigation: 5%
    34 years
  5. Real Estate: 2%



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Paul E Swain PLC

406 S Boulder Ave.
Suite. 423
Tulsa, OK, 74103


OKAuthorized to practice law198212/10/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/Managing PartnerPaul E. Swain PLC2005 - Present
Law ClerkLaw Clerk to the Honorable James O. Ellison, senior judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma2000 - 2005
Partner - ShareholderBoone Smith Davis Hurst & Dickman1982 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cherokee Nation Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysFellow2009 - Present
American Inns of CourtMaster - Hudson-Hall-Wheaton Chapter2002 - Present
U.S. District Court, Western District of OklahomaMember1998 - Present
Rotary Club of TulsaMember1995 - Present
Ronald McDonald Charities of TulsaFormer Chairman and Board Member; current Advisor1992 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth CircuitMember1990 - Present
Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1985 - Present
U.S District Court, Eastern District of OklahomaMember1983 - Present
Tulsa County Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
U.S. District Court, Northern District of OklahomaMember1982 - Present
Oklahoma Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oklahoma College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of Oklahoma College of LawFinanceBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oklahoma Bar Association - Juvenile Law meetingA Look at the Baby Veronica Case and its Impact on the Indian Child Welfare Act in OklahomaN/A