"I believe in giving my clients a straightforward and frank
assessment of the complex issues in preparing for and conducting a jury trial.
The client needs to understand that there are no winners in protracted
litigation and that a quick resolution of a lawsuit is generally in everyone’s
best interests. However, there are times when a case needs to proceed to trial,
and I am always prepared to do so."
Joe Swan's practice focuses on complex litigation,
with an emphasis on tort and construction
dram shop liability and
insurance coverage and bad faith.
He also provides mediation services.
During his distinguished career, which began in
1967, Joe has tried more than 150 civil and criminal jury trials.
He is a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and
Wrongful Death Litigation (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization)
and a member of the
American Board of Trial Advocates. In the ABOTA, Joe has
achieved the designation of Advocate, criteria for which include
serving as lead counsel in 50 or more jury trials.
Joe is a seven-time Super Lawyers® selectee and a member of the Arizona Association of Defense
Counsel, and is listed in "Who's Who in American Law."
The 1967 graduate of the University of Arizona
College of Law is also a former Judge Pro Tem (1989-2004) in Maricopa County Superior
Court and has been AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell for more than 30
Joe left his home town of Chicago in 1960 to attend the
University of Arizona and has never left. He and his wife Karyn enjoy traveling
and spending time spoiling their grandson. Joe also enjoys playing golf at
Arizona Country Club and White Mountain Country Club.