|Partner||The Bible Law Group||2015 - 2015|
|Associate||The Meryhew Law Group PLLC||2012 - 2015|
|staff attorney||The Defender Association||2008 - 2012|
|solo practitioner||Law Firm of Christopher A. Swaby||2002 - 2008|
|associate||Armstrong Klym Waite & Atwood PS||2000 - 2001|
|solo practitioner||Law Firm of Christopher A. Swaby||1999 - 2000|
|staff attorney||Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia||1990 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|Benton Franklin County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|Loren Miller Bar Association||Attorney Member||2008 - Present|
|Leadership TriCities||Member||2002 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington||Attorney Member||2002 - Present|
|Washington Defender Association||Attorney Member||2001 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Attorney Member||2000 - Present|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Attorney Member||2000 - Present|
|United States District Court for the District of Columbia||Attorney Member||1999 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar||Attorney Member||1990 - Present|
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|Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 25, No.1 (January/February 1989).||The Assistance of Counsel Clause in the Year 2000||1989|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of Virginia||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|Defending Clients Who Arent Like You||co chair||2016|
|Hot Topics in Criminal Defense: Pre-Filing to Post-Conviction||Polygraphs||2014|
Posted by Ted
Christopher Swaby defended me in 2004. He is a very kind man and an excellent attorney. He is missed in Tri-Cities.
Posted by Kimberly
I was accused of assault with a deadly weapon for defending myself in a domestic violence incident in my own home. Mr. Swabby never doubted my innocence and he didn't back down from the prosecution. He stood up for me and didn't take any nonsense. He's very passionate about his job and a very caring man. He was always there to reassure me things were going to be alright. If you're innocent and you want an attorney you can trust I would definetely reccomended Mr. Swabby.
And for the record I did not hire this attorney, he was court appointed. So even though he was pro bono he still treated me like a paying client. I had never been in trouble with the law prior to this and I was very leary about this. He did amazing. I owe him my freedom. I will never forget what this man did for me and how well he treated me when so many others were trying to prosecute me to the fullest.
Posted by Kevin
Met Chris in 2012 when he was assigned to me. Then he was removed due to firm change. I was charged with getting out of my bed which I shared with my wife and touching a girls breast at 5am. The police called us 2 days after she left our home and interviewed me, my wife, and our daughter. And we thought that was it. 3 months later my home was surrounded and I was arrested, tried, convicted and given life without parole. On appeal the sentence was found unconstitutional and my family retained Chris for resentencing with what they could scrape together. Chris always treated me with utmost respect. He personally went to our home and took pictures and investigated the outlandish charge. When contacted 4 years later he still had those pictures on his phone. He respected me as a man and took my legal research from prison and my personal work with utmost respect. I am now out and although the state continues to fight so do I. If I had unlimited funds I would pay this may whatever he needed to have. I do not. But behind the scenes he is still there, and still caring, and still trying to bring about justice for me. I have come to love him like a brother and respect him above any and all I have ever met in the legal system. Thank you Christopher Swaby.
Scott Johnson, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
When I was a prosecutor, there was one defense attorney I dreaded facing, Chris Swaby. His charm and intellect were such a potent combination that facing Chris always made a case much more difficult. Now, as a criminal defense attorney, I have an even greater appreciation for Chris's ability.