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.

Civil Litigation

We represent individuals and institutions in a broad array of state and federal civil cases, including major tort defense for a Fortune 500 company. We handle commercial, employment, environmental, copyright, computer fraud and trade secret matters for a variety of individual and institutional clients. Recent successes include a defense verdict in an insider trading case brought by the SEC. In federal matters, we appear in courts around the country, often partnering with premier national firms, and we act as local counsel in a variety of civil matters pending in California. We routinely handle parallel civil and criminal matters. Companies frequently turn to us to handle internal investigations in a wide variety of circumstances, and we advise and problem-solve with boards dealing with sensitive and complex matters.