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James Craig Swapp

Car accident Attorney at Sandy, UT

5.0   86 reviews

also known as Craig Swapp

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  • State Years
    Idaho - ID 20 years
    Washington - WA 20 years
    Colorado - CO 31 years
    Utah - UT 32 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    95%
    See our web site at CraigSwapp.com

  2. Personal injury
    5%
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    33 years, 5,000 cases

ACCIDENT INJURY? OUR TEAM OF LAWYERS CAN HELP YOU GET FAIR COMPENSATION. ONE CALL . . . FOR JUSTICE! WE ARE OPEN 24/7!

Personal Injury Attorney Craig Swapp practices law in Utah, Washington, Idaho and Colorado. He has dedicated his legal efforts to helping people who have been hurt or died as the result of someone else’s negligence or wrong doing. He is a zealous advocate for his clients in their fight against big business and the multi-billion dollar insurance industry.

Craig is an active member of the Utah, Washington and Idaho Associations for Justice. He has served on the Board of Governors for the Utah Association for Justice and is actively involved with their legislative efforts. Craig is also a long time member of the American Association for Justice. Craig and his team of lawyers have been recognized by peer groups and community groups for their effective advocacy on behalf of their clients.

Craig organized Craig Swapp & Associates in 2005, and since then his law firm has helped over 25,000 clients. With offices in Sandy, Utah; Meridian, Idaho; and Spokane and Seattle, Washington, Craig has brought together a successful and experienced team of personal injury attorneys to handle car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, public transportation accidents, pedestrian accidents, dog bite or other animal attacks, wrongful death, and other negligent injury cases.

Craig is the familiar face of Craig Swapp & Associates, appearing in the Firm’s “One Call, That’s All” advertising campaigns throughout Utah, Washington and Idaho. The firm’s advertising message is designed to help educate and provide an answer to those who have been injured in their quest to bring normalcy and healing back into their lives. The firm’s marketing efforts augments the many referrals the firm gets from prior and existing clients, medical providers, other attorneys and friends of the firm. Craig has proven over the years that he really cares about each client and will do whatever he and the firm can do to help.

Craig graduated from the University Of Utah School Of Accountancy in 1988 with a bachelor’s of science degree in accounting. After spending a short time in a large Public Accounting firm, Craig realized his talents and passions could be better used in the practice of law helping level the playing field for those being taken advantage of by big business or government. Craig graduated from the University of Utah College of Law in 1991 with a Juris Doctorate degree. While attending law school, Craig served as a senior editor for the Journal of Contemporary Law. Craig also enjoyed and succeeded at his trial advocacy and moot court competitions.

Craig is married to his college sweetheart Susan and they are the proud parents of four daughters and one son. Craig is an avid reader and loves to travel with his family. He is actively involved in his church in various capacities. Craig is also a supporter of Justice for All, a charitable group designed to provide legal services to those who can not afford to pay.

Craig welcomes any feedback good or bad regarding the efforts of the Craig Swapp & Associates Team and will personally address any issues or concerns that may come up. He is committed to providing the very best legal service possible and to turn clients into long-term friends of the firm.

 

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2017
Client's Choice
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Location

Craig Swapp & Associates
Craig Swapp & Associates
175 S. Main
Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Craig Swapp & Associates
2939 North Cole Road
Boise, ID, 83704-5917
Craig Swapp & Associates
16201 E. Indiana Ave., Suite 1900
Spokane Valley, WA, 99216-6031
Craig Swapp & Associates
707 S. Grady Way, Ste 6042
Renton, WA, 98057
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  86 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Jerome | February 14, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto accident
Very professional and caring, Heidi kept us informed about everything anytime we had questions and made the process very smooth would use them again with no worries.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto Accident Personal Injury
Rachelle Larsen & her assistant Amy were very diligent and professional in dealing with my claim against Safeco Insurance.
Response from James Swapp February 2, 2024
Thank you for your kind review!
Posted by Josh | January 27, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
I hired Swapp to handle my personal injury case and I would highly recommend them to anyone. They were clear in their communication and handled all told the details of the settlement in a timely and efficient manner. Great team here.
Posted by Gerald | January 23, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I would like to let Kendra and Lauren know how much I appreciate their promptness, and their work in helping me get my compensation for my injuries and extensive medical bills. I appreciate their kindness and compassion throughout the process. And they also kept in touch with me very well throughout this procedure. They did an excellent job and I would recommend them to anyone. So I wanna say thanks to Craig Swapp, and especially Lauren and kendra.! :) Buck Many
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Posted by Andrew | January 21, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Simply the best!
Amazing people! Chris and christie were very professional and answered all my questions. Quick to respond. I was worried about getting a lawyer because I have no experience with insurance or lawyers but they were great at explaining everything to me and going through the process. They really cared about me and making sure I was taken care of.
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Posted by Brittany | January 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super happy with result
Chris and his team were very on top of everything and kept me in on the loop. I trusted their advice and their integrity. Super happy I went with them and will definitely be going with them if I have the need!
Posted by Melisa | December 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best to work with.
Laura and Amy were amazing to work with always available to answer questions and always had time to explain or make sure you knew what was going on with your case.
Posted by Dana | November 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I hired Craig Swapp and Associates after my car accident. Ms. Larson and her assistant kept in close contact with me throughout the entire process, and negotiatiated a bigger settlement than first offered by the insurance company. They explained the process along the way, as well.
Posted by Mallory | November 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing work
I appreciate the effort that they put in to getting my settlement and they were good to work with.
Response from James Swapp November 16, 2023
Thank you for your 5 star review!
Posted by Cathy | October 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I had a great experience with this attorney and his staff. Everyone, Laura, Dylan Orton were so kind and worked really hard to get me a fair settlement. I am so grateful! Thank you all so much!!
Response from James Swapp October 10, 2023
We appreciate your kind review, Cathy!
Posted by Michele | October 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Craig Swapp and Associates are the Best!
After being rear ended in a car accident, I reached out to Craig Swapp and Associates. I was assigned Chris Barrus as my attorney and his assistant Heidi to help me. Both Chris and Heidi were very thorough and professional. They worked to make sure I got the medical treatment I needed. They also worked to get a settlement to compensate my pain and suffering. They were both so great and would refer them to anyone needing this help.
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Response from James Swapp October 10, 2023
Thank you for your wonderful review!
Posted by Antonio | September 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms. Larson
Ms. Larson helped me in a work related vehicle accident. She was very helpful in helping me to understand what was available for me and gave me great advice so I could make the best decision for me. She was extremely knowledgeable and professional every step of the way.
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
My attorney was very communicative with me through the whole process. Both the lawyer and attorney were very supportive of my case and my personal testimony. I felt they cared and helped me reach my goal.
Posted by Darolyn Bankhead | July 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mrs.
We were in a traumatic car accident that should have left both me and my husband dead. We called Craig Swapp and Associates within a week of the accident because we knew that our medical bills were going to be high. Almost immediately they sent a representative out to take our statements of events. I was most impressed with Heidi who stayed on top of our case. Calling or texting to make we were getting the referrals we needed to start our road to recovery. She also made sure we were documenting our progress as we went along. She had sincere sympathy for our situation. If she had not been so efficient at her job things could have slipped through the cracks. Chris took over our case when another associates I believe had left the firm. He immediately notified us by phone and letter that he would now be our attorney. He knew from the details of our case that it would open awhile but he still had contact with us and made sure we were getting the care we needed. He listened as I vented my frustrations and anger in being in a situation that could have easily been avoided. When it finally came down to settling it all he knew what we needed and went and got it!
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Posted by David | July 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Accident claim
What a mess we were in after out accident. I really had no idea what we should do. A week had passed and the at fault insurance company was trying to get us to settle. I did not want to get a lawyer. One night I couldn’t sleep and I new I needed to help. I called Craig Swapp. The next evening we had an appointment at our home. They helped us feel good. About the direction we were heading. They. We’re with us through the whole process. They always asked how we felt and showed real concern toward us. All we had to do was to focus on getting better. If we had question they would respond the same day or within 24 hours. Our healing process took 2 1/2 years. Thank you Craig Swapp and associates I highly recommend CraIg Swapp and associates. You really need someone on your side.
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Posted by David | July 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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What a mess we were in after out accident. I really had no idea what we should do. A week had passed and the at fault insurance company was trying to get us to settle. I did not want to get a lawyer. One night I couldn’t sleep and I new I needed to help. I called Craig Swapp. The next evening we had an appointment at our home. They helped us feel good. About the direction we were heading. They. We’re with us through the whole process. They always asked how we felt and showed real concern toward us. All we had to do was to focus on getting better. If we had question they would respond the same day or within 24 hours. Our healing process took 2 1/2 years. Thank you Craig Swapp and associates I highly recommend CraIg Swapp and associates. You really need someone on your side.
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Posted by Isaac | July 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jay and Jeff
These two were ver professional and courteous throughout this whole process I highly recommend Craig swapp
Posted by LEE ANN | June 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Settlement
My Attorney did everything he could for me! Wonderful to work with. Very happy.
Posted by Terry A | June 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks Lauren and Jeff
Lauren and Jeff were a big help. Thanks and I appreciate the hard work and good communication that was established.
Posted by Jason | June 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simple process
They made the process pretty simple for me. They got me a bigger settlement than I thought I would get which is a huge relief to me and my family.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Manager
  • Craig Swapp & Associates
  • 2010 - Present
  • Owner/Managing Attorney
  • Gregory and Swapp PLLC
  • 2005 - 2010
  • CEO
  • Gregory, Barton & Swapp PC
  • 2000 - 2005

Education

  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Over $1 million
  • Hit by Drunk Driver
  • $544,000
  • Didn't See Motorcyclist
  • $350,000
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Associations

  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Idaho Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Utah Association for Justice
  • Board Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Utah Trial Journal
  • Utah's Legislature - An Invitation to Help
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (1)
Endorse James
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"14 years ago (2008), I somewhat reluctantly gave up my busy solo practice and took a position as an associate attorney with the Craig Swapp & Associates Law Firm. Looking back I can say I have no regrets and consider it one of the best decisions I've ever made regarding my professional life. Craig Swapp is not only a brilliant attorney and businessman, but he's one of the kindest, honest, hard working and considerate person you'll ever meet. I consider him a good friend and colleague and am honored to enforce him."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Craig is a salt of the earth human and excellent attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I first met Mr. Swapp three and a half years ago. I was so impressed with Craig that I jumped at the opportunity when he offered me a position to work with him at his firm. Craig is genuinely one of the greatest men I have ever met, and I am not just saying that because he is my boss. He is kind, caring and compassionate. He cares deeply about our clients and the employees at this firm. He makes everyone around him a better person. I consider it an honor and a privilege to work with Craig."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Friend
"Craig is an excellent lawyer with the highest integrity."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the opportunity to work with Craig and his office on a number of cases. He never ceases to impress me with his ability to deliver great results to his clients. If I'm ever in a car accident there's only one guy I would call, and that's Craig."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Craig Swapp because he is a fellow member of the Utah Association of Justice and helps support that organization to ensure that those harmed by the negligence of others have recourse."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Craig is driven by his desire to help people. Over the years he has helped thousands of clients obtain a fair settlement for the injuries they have sustained, while maintaining the highest level of professionalism and integrity. His reputation for high-quality legal work is well-earned. e has a well-earned reputation for professionalism and integrity"
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Sandy Car accident Lawyer James Craig Swapp
James Craig Swapp
Car accident Attorney
Sandy, UT
Licensed for 32 years
Virtual consultation available