Julie Anne Swain is an Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney with 18 years of experience in criminal defense. As a trial attorney, Ms. Swain has handled some of the most serious murder cases in Orange County, including high profile media cases. In addition to her fierce trial advocacy for her clients, Ms. Swain has negotiated hundreds of criminal cases in her client's favor.
Ms. Swain's jury trial experience includes over 60 criminal jury trials and numerous hearings in Juvenile Dependency.
Ms. Swain's experience in Orange County is invaluable to her clients facing criminal charges. Her knowledge of the criminal justice system in Orange County and courtroom presence offer clients a singular opportunity to obtain the best result.
Ms. Swain personally represents each client and is committed to aggressively protecting their individual rights.
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I wholeheartedly endorse Julie,. She and I worked together on a multi-defendant robbery case. She was insightful and tenacious in the defense of her client. Julie knows the law and her daily contacts with judges and prosecutors makes her an excellent choice for a criminal defense attorney. Sincerely, Don Sowers
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Specialist - Criminal Law||State Bar of California||2015|
|Cum Laude||McGeorge School of Law||1996|
|Outstanding Graduating Senior, Criminology||California State University, Fresno||1993|
|Owner||Julie Anne Swain, APC A Professional Corporation||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||Associate Defender's Office Orange County||2009 - 2010|
|Attorney||Orange County Public Defender||1997 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Asociation||Member||2011 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2011 - Present|
|Orange County Lavender Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Orange County Lavender Bar Association||Board of Directors||2013 - 2014|
|People v. Julian S.||Convicted of 2nd Degree Murder.|
|People v. Jason R.||Hung Jury.|
|People v. E. B.||Dismissed|
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|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|California State University, Fresno||Criminal Justice||BS - Bachelor of Science||1993|
|WHY Conference 2011||Legal Careers||2011|
|West Court Bar Association||Capital Punishment in California||2011|
|Career Panel||Legal Careers||2006|