Whether its credit repair law, debt settlement, civil lit., or consumer protection, I can help.
I am the principal owner of The Swartz Law Firm. advising consumers and other attorneys regarding credit restoration (removal of derogatory items, building new appropriate trade lines, and fiscal best practices in this area) and consumer law. On the civil law side, The Swartz Law Firm, PLLC focuses on consumer debt settlement negotiation, as well as general, consumer, and commercial litigation. On the criminal law side, we handle all types of cases, from traffic tickets to felonies. The Swartz Law Firm also acts as a coverage attorney for other attorneys with time conflicts.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with Emphasis in Rhetoric and Political Communication from the University of Kansas and my Juris Doctorate from Texas A&M University School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan University School of Law) in downtown Ft. Worth with maxima laude honors from the Board of Advocates, trained to advocate and litigate with success for my clients.
I completed a fellowship with the Dallas County Public Defender’s Office and clerked for the Honorable Judge Brenda Hull Thompson in Dallas Probate Court #1. Formerly a member of the leadership group for Dallas’ Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation League, Attorney Swartz, with cooperation from Dallas County Clerk John F. Warren, created a guardianship training program for Dallas County Law Enforcement officers as well as a new registration system within the online, searchable public records database which is accessible 24/7. During law school, Mr. Swartz became the 2012-2013 National Champion for FINRA’s (Financial Industry Regulatory Association’s) Securities Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Triathlon and was part of the 2011 ABA Regional Negotiation Championship team, and became a 2-time Public Interest Law FellowMr. Swartz received the 2012 Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation Scholarship for Ethical Service to the Community and has been honored as an “Outstanding Lawyer Under 40” by The Cardozo Society,
I spent 3 years as Managing Partner of one of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year finalists, 3 years as co-founder/grant writer/Secretary of the Board for the award-winning Dallas non-profit start-up theater ‘Upstart Productions’, and a full year as a stay-at-home Dad before heading to law school.
Other recognitions include: FriscoStyle Magazine’s Best of Business, DMagazine’s “Best of Big D”, 19 separate CitySearch Awards, Frisco Small Business of the Year Final 4 Finalist, Best Start-Up Theater – Dallas Morning News, Best New Theater Company – Dallas Observer, Non-Equity Play of the Year (Topdog/Underdog) and 6 additional theater awards – COLUMN Awards, 7 DFW Theater Critics Forum Awards, and was named “One of the Region’s Best Theater Companies” – D Magazine.
I am a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Texas Young Lawyers Association, and the Anti-Defamation League. He is also a member of the the Texas Bar College, the Dallas Bar Association's Media Relations Committee, Publications, Law in Schools, and Bar None Production Committees. Attorney Swartz authored the Alternative Dispute Resolution, Defamation (Libel & Slander), and Probate sections of the Dallas Bar Association's Legal Resource Guide.
I received the Stars of Texas Bars award for his 2016 September Headnotes article for the Dallas Bar Association, and was recently recognized by Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2018.
My interests and background are varied and diverse. My experiences and acquired skill sets have prepared me to be able to talk with you one-on-one and delve into the issues without distressing you. I will help you pursue the most beneficial course of action for the successful resolution of your case. I am looking forward to meeting with you and learning your story as we write another chapter in it.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2013||07/18/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2018 Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Substantive Law Series of Articles Award Winner||State Bar of Texas||2017|
|Honors - maxima luade||Board of Advocates||2013|
|DAYL Foundation Award - for Ethical Service to the Community||Dallas Association of Young Lawyers||2013|
|Outstanding Lawyer Under 40 Honoree||Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas - Cardozo Society||2013|
|National Champion||FINRA & Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John's School of Law||2012|
|National Champion||FINRA Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon||2012|
|Member of Championship Team||American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Competition||2011|
|Small Business of the Year Finalist||Frisco Chamber of Commerce||2007|
|Best of Business||FriscoStyle Magazine||2007|
|Principal Attorney||The Swartz Law Firm||2015 - Present|
|General Counsel||White, Jacobs & Associates, Inc.||2016 - 2017|
|Associate Attorney||The Van Dyke Law Firm||2013 - 2015|
|Consumer Legal Advisor & Attorney||White, Jacobs & Associates||2013 - 2016|
|Legal Intern||Stanley & Associates||2012 - 2012|
|Judicial Clerk||Dallas County Probate Court #1||2012 - 2012|
|Legal Intern||Dallas County Public Defender's Office||2011 - 2011|
|Community Organizer/Fundraiser||Texas Campaign for the Environment||2009 - 2009|
|Stay-at-home Dad||Swartz Family||2009 - 2010|
|Founding Secretary of the Board||Upstart Productions, Inc.||2008 - 2011|
|Grant Writer||Upstart Productions, Inc.||2008 - 2011|
|Managing Partner & Marketing Director||Sheridan's Frozen Custard & Lattes||2005 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class||Marketing/Fundraising Committee Chair||2017 - Present|
|Dallas Association of Young Lawyers||Charity Ball committee member||2017 - Present|
|Texas Bar College (Tex. Sup. Ct. Legal Honor Society)||Member||2016 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Young Advocates Committee of the Section of Litigation||2016 - Present|
|Dallas Bar Association Trial Academy||Member||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Business Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|United States Military Court of Appeals||Admitted to Practice||2014 - Present|
|Anti-Defamation League||Member||2013 - Present|
|Cardozo Society of Texas||Member||2013 - Present|
|Phi Alpha Delta Dallas Alumni Chapter||Vice-Justice||2013 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division||Member||2013 - Present|
|Dallas Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Dallas Association of Young Lawyers||Member||2012 - Present|
|Anti-Defamation League||GLI Leadership Graduate||2012 - 2013|
|Tarrant County Bar Association||Member||2011 - 2013|
|Dallas Bar Association Legal Resource Guide||Alternative Dispute Resolution, Defamation, and Probate sections)||2015|
|Texas A&M University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|University of Kansas||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|"Ask the Pros" with John Cowan & Dan Bourland||Credit Repair & Restoration||2014|
|Beck v. Santander,||pending|
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