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Schneider & Onofry, P.C., Attorneys at Law







Michelle H. Swann


Michelle H. Swann


"My role as an advocate involves more than achieving the right outcome; it involves reaching the outcome efficiently and cost-effectively, minimizing the frustration and confusion of a legal dispute, and recognizing my clients' unique needs and seeing things from their perspective."

Michelle Swann practices in the areas of commercial litigation and employment law, representing both employers and employees. She also has extensive experience representing private clients in cases involving trademark, civil rights, wage and hour, contract disputes, unfair competition, trade secrets and constitutional torts.

She also represents cities and counties in employment, civil rights, contract, public records, open meetings law and First Amendment matters, and she represents companies in alleged violations of the federal False Claims Act.

Michelle has appeared before federal, tribal and state trial and appellate courts and administrative tribunals and the federal, state and municipal levels.

Active in the legal profession, Michelle is a member of the State Bar of Arizona's Rules of Professional Conduct Committee.



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Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Employment Law - Employee

Employment Law - Employer

Municipal Law

Intellectual Property


Professional Liability

First Amendment Law

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona: Rules of Professional Conduct Committee

Published Articles

“Galileos or Grave Robbers? Science, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and the First Amendment,”' American Indian Law Review Writing Competition, 1997-1998

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1999

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1999

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2000


J.D., High Honors, Chicago-Kent College of Law: Order of the Coif, 1999

B.S., Arizona State University, 1995