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Daniel “Zane” Swank is from Bloomfield, New Mexico and is a proud parent of three children and one grandchild. Mr. Swank is a veteran of the United States Navy’s Nuclear Submarine Service (Silent Service) having served aboard USS Memphis (SSN-691) on several deployments. Mr. Swank has been deployed to the Mediterranean Sea, the Arctic Ocean (under-ice), the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Mr. Swank is also a former Semiconductor Manufacturing Team Leader, LASER Lithographer and robotics technician for Intel, Corporation in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Mr. Swank is licensed to practice in New Mexico and is admitted to practice before all New Mexico State Courts, the Pueblo of Isleta Tribal Court, Children’s Court and Appellate Court and the Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Courts.
In 2007, Mr. Swank received his Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas where he earned a Certificate in Business and Transactional Law, with distinction, and with a Concentration in Bankruptcy Law. Mr. Swank also interned in chambers for the Honorable Dale L. Somers, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas. Mr. Swank earned his Master of Business Administration degree, with an emphasis in Human Resources Management, from The College of Santa Fe and received his undergraduate degree with highest honors from National American University.
AREAS OF LEGAL EMPHASIS
Mr. Swank has been working in the courtroom as a Trial Attorney for more than eight (8) years, all of which has been “first chair” trial experience. Mr. Swank now practices mainly in the areas of divorce, child custody and support, parentage, restraining orders, grandparental visitation, involuntary termination of parental rights, misdemeanor and felony DWIs, including MVD Hearings, and other criminal defense cases. Mr. Swank also handles general litigation cases.
Mr. Swank has broad criminal prosecution and defense experience. Mr. Swank has worked as a former Assistant District Attorney for the Eleventh Judicial District in New Mexico and as Assistant City Attorney and Prosecutor for the City of Farmington, New Mexico. Mr. Swank was later invited to be an associate at the prestigious Titus & Murphy Law Firm in Farmington, New Mexico often working, as defense counsel, on issues of first impression in the areas of drug-related DWI’s, DWI-related driver’s license revocation cases and prosecuting appeals to the New Mexico Court of Appeals.
Further, Mr. Swank handled nearly all Family Law and Domestic Cases for Titus & Murphy Law Firm in both San Juan and McKinley Counties. Mr. Swank is one of the highest performing associates in the history of Titus & Murphy Law Firm. While at Titus & Murphy Law Firm, Mr. Swank also worked as Assistant Public Defender for the City of Farmington and Public Defender for the City of Bloomfield.
Mr. Swank has also worked as a Department Head and Tribal Public Defender for the Pueblo of Isleta handling serious crimes on reservation lands. With his unique knowledge of tribal law, Mr. Swank has successfully represented clients before the Pueblo of Isleta Tribal Courts, the Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Courts and state courts on a variety of legal matters. Mr. Swank has appeared state-wide on cases before several Municipal Courts, Magistrate Courts, District Courts and the New Mexico Court of Appeals.
Since 2009, after gaining experience as a prosecutor, Mr. Swank has actively represented private clients in cases involving divorce, child custody and support, parentage, restraining orders, grandparental visitation, involuntary termination of parental rights, misdemeanor and felony DWIs, including MVD Hearings, and other criminal and administrative law cases.
Since 2011, Mr. Swank has been called upon to consult and give advice on unique legal issues and other “matters of first impression” by other experienced attorneys. He has also previously been retained by two Metro-area law firms to supervise, train and teach less experienced attorneys in the areas of pleadings practice and trial practice.
|Owner/Principal||D. Zane Swank, LLC||2011 - Present|
|Public Defender/Department Head||Pueblo of Isleta||2013 - 2014|
|Associate||Titus & Murphy Law Firm||2009 - 2011|
|Assistant Public Defender||City of Farmington||2009 - 2011|
|Public Defender||City of Bloomfield||2009 - 2013|
|Assistant City Attorney||City of Farmington||2008 - 2009|
|Assistant District Attorney||Eleventh Judicial District Attorney||2008 - 2008|
|Washburn University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|College of Santa Fe||MBA - Master of Business Administration||2004|
|National American University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2003|
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