Practice Areas

Mary McNamara and Ed Swanson

Swanson & McNamara LLP provides representation in virtually every aspect of criminal law and in a broad spectrum of civil matters. This includes representation of individuals, corporations and institutions during all phases of trial and appellate proceedings.

The firm’s lawyers practice in both federal and state courts, before federal and state criminal grand juries, and before federal and state regulatory agencies.

General Criminal

We have a long and diverse history of general criminal representation in state and federal court. Our cases include RICO conspiracy matters, narcotics offenses, sex crimes, violent crimes, kidnapping and extortion charges, among many others. We also represent habeas petitioners and recently achieved a reversal of a conviction for a client after seven years of imprisonment. Our lawyers have been members of the Northern District Criminal Justice Act Conflicts Panel since the founding of the firm and Mary McNamara is the Criminal Justice Act Liaison for the district, sitting on various federal court committees and representing CJA attorneys at their national conference.