Swann, Michelle

Michelle H. Swann

PARTNER

Michelle Swann's employment law practice encompasses civil rights matters, wage and hour compliance, contract disputes, unfair competition, trade secrets and constitutional torts.

"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 meeting 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.
Professional Memberships
  • State Bar of Arizona: Rules of Professional Conduct Committee
Bar Admissions
  • Arizona, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2000
Presentations
  • Professionalism Course, State Bar of Arizona, August 22, 2017
  • “Ethics Issues for the 21st Century Lawyer,” State Bar of Arizona, May 19, 2017
  • Professionalism Course, State Bar of Arizona, February 14, 2017
  • Professionalism Course, State Bar of Arizona, November 3, 2015
  • “Diner Is Curbed: Mobile Eateries and the Law,” State Bar of Arizona, October 14, 2015
  • “Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls,” State Bar of Arizona, January 8, 20155
Education
  • J.D., High Honors, Chicago-Kent College of Law: Order of the Coif, 1999
  • B.S., Arizona State University, 1995
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