Jack B. Swerling

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Biography

Jack B. Swerling is an active Columbia criminal attorney, litigator, writer, and lecturer. He focuses his legal practice on criminal cases in state and federal courts and a select group of civil cases. Mr. Swerling has been a member of the South Carolina Bar and licensed to practice by the Supreme Court of South Carolina since 1973.

In recognition of his work, he has been honored by election to several prestigious organizations that only invite attorneys into their ranks who have been subjected to a rigorous investigation of the lawyer's experience, demonstrated skill, and character.

- He has been selected to be a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

- He was named a South Carolina Super Lawyer in criminal defense and is also listed in Naifeh and Smith's The Best Lawyers in America in the area of criminal defense.

Mr. Swerling is one of only 70, South Carolina lawyers who are Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to the top five percent of trial lawyers in the United States. He is one of only five lawyers in South Carolina in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, one of only three lawyers in South Carolina in the American Board of Criminal Lawyers and one of only five South Carolina Lawyers in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. The International Academy is limited to 600 lawyers worldwide.

Mr. Swerling lectures frequently at continuing legal education programs for lawyers and judges, and speaks at schools, civic organizations, and professional groups. He has written several books on criminal practice.

Previous Work

Prior to establishing his current law firm in 1991, Jack Swerling was a partner in the law firm of Swerling, Harpootlian and McCulloch. Prior to that he practiced law for ten years with his former partner and mentor, the late State Senator Isadore Lourie.

Professional Association Memberships & Activities

- Chief Justice's Commission on the Profession

- South Carolina Supreme Court Docketing Task Force

- Richland County Bar Association (Chairman, Criminal Law Committee, 1989-1991)

- American Bar Association (Member, Section of Criminal Justice)

- South Carolina Bar (Chairman, Criminal Law Section, 1985-1986)

- American Association for Justice

- South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association (Chairman, Criminal Law Section, 1981-1984)

- South Carolina Bar Foundation (Life Fellow and Past President)

- Permanent Member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference

- South Carolina Criminal Trial Lawyers Association (a founding member)

- The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

- American Judicature Society

- John Belton O'Neil Inn of Court

- South Carolina Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Grievance and Discipline 1989-1993

- South Carolina Supreme Court's Rules Committee

- South Carolina Board of Law Examiners, 1987-1992

- South Carolina Pre-Trial Intervention Advisory Committee, 1980-1982

- South Carolina Legislative Committee on Indigent Defense, 1990-1995

- South Carolina Uniform Jury Charge Project, 1991-1994

- Chairman, South Carolina Criminal Docket Committee

- Advisory Committee, The Child Victim Court Notebook, 1987

and Former President); Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference (Permanent Member); American College of Trial Lawyers; American Academy of Appellate Lawyers; American Board of Criminal Lawyers; International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Areas of Practice (48)

  • Criminal Law
  • Assault and Battery
  • Bank Fraud
  • Burglary
  • Controlled Substances Law
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Drug Crimes
  • Drugs and Narcotics
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Offenses
  • Drug Forfeiture
  • Extortion
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Felonies
  • Fraud and Deceit
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Forensic DNA
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic Science
  • Forgery
  • Grand Jury Practice
  • Hit and Run
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Homicide
  • Mail Fraud
  • Manslaughter
  • Medicare Fraud and Abuse
  • Misdemeanors
  • Money Laundering
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Murder
  • Parole and Probation
  • Search and Seizure
  • Sex Crimes
  • Sexual Assault
  • Stalking
  • Tax Fraud
  • Theft
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Weapons Charges
  • White Collar Crime
  • Wire Fraud
  • Wiretapping

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
803-587-8135  Phone
(803) 799-4059  Fax
www.jackswerling.com
Year of First admission:
1973
Admission:
1973, South Carolina and U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; 1974, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1976, U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
Richland County (Chairman, Criminal Law Committee, 1989-1991) and American (Member, Section of Criminal Justice) Bar Associations; South Carolina Bar (Chairman, Criminal Law Section, 1985-1986); American Judicature Society; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association (Chairman, Criminal Law Section, 1981-1984); South Carolina Criminal Trial Lawyers Association; The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; American Judicature Society; John Belton O'Neil Inns of Court (Master Bencher). Fellow: South Carolina Bar Foundation (Life
Birth Information:
New York, N.Y., May 30, 1946
ISLN:
903284521
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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 05/18/17 in Criminal Law.

      Jack Swerling is the greatest attorney that will ever be. I was charged with Embezzlement(value over $10,000.00 or more) and Jack Swerling had made charges dismissed. I never had to go to court. I only went to roll call only twice. Tell me what lawye... Read more

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      Jack Swerling is the greatest attorney that will ever be. I was charged with Embezzlement(value over $10,000.00 or more) and Jack Swerling had made charges dismissed. I never had to go to court. I only went to roll call only twice. Tell me what lawyer can do that for you with such a serious crime? Jack Swerling is the correct answer. Thank You, Jack and you are my MVL(Most Valuable Lawyer) Read less

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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 04/30/17 in Criminal Law.

      Jack Swerling is a great lawyer he had all my charges dismissed either by acquittal at trial or on appeal.

      Jack Swerling is a great lawyer he had all my charges dismissed either by acquittal at trial or on appeal. Read less

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