Attorney Swartz earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with Emphasis in Rhetoric and Political Communication from the University of Kansas and Juris Doctorate from Texas A&M University School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan University School of Law) in downtown Ft. Worth with Maxima Laude honors from the Board of Advocates, trained to advocate and litigate with success for his clients.
Attorney Swartz completed a fellowship with the Dallas County Public Defender’s Office and clerked for the Honorable Judge Brenda Hull Thompson in Dallas Probate
Court #1. Formerly a member of the leadership group for Dallas’ Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation League, Attorney Swartz, with cooperation from Dallas County Clerk John F. Warren, created a guardianship training program for Dallas County Law Enforcement officers as well as a new registration system within the online, searchable public records database which is accessible 24/7. During law school, Mr. Swartz became the 2012-2013 National Champion for FINRA’s (Financial Industry Regulatory Association’s) Securities Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Triathlon and was part of the 2011 ABA Regional Negotiation Championship team, and became a 2-time Public Interest Law FellowMr. Swartz received the 2012 Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation Scholarship for Ethical Service to the Community and has been honored as an “Outstanding Lawyer Under 40” by The Cardozo Society,
Other recognition include: FriscoStyle Magazine’s Best of Business, DMagazine’s “Best of Big D”, 19 separate CitySearch Awards, Frisco Small Business of the Year Final 4 Finalist, Best Start-Up Theater – Dallas Morning News, Best New Theater Company – Dallas Observer, Non-Equity Play of the Year (Topdog/Underdog) and 6 additional theater awards – COLUMN Awards, 7 DFW Theater Critics Forum Awards, and was named “One of the Region’s Best Theater Companies” – D Magazine.
Mr. Swartz is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Texas Young Lawyers Association, and the Anti-Defamation League. He is also a member of the the Texas Bar College, the Dallas Bar Association’s Media Relations Committee, Publications, Law in Schools, and Bar None Production Committees. Attorney Swartz authored the Alternative Dispute Resolution, Defamation (Libel & Slander), and Probate sections of the Dallas Bar Association’s Legal Resource Guide.
Attorney Swartz received the Stars of Texas Bars award for his 2016 September Headnotes article for the Dallas Bar Association, and was recently recognized by Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2018.