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Swanda, Dean M.
109 E. Park Row Drive Arlington, TX
Phone: (817) 467-4668 (Metro) / (817) 465-4664
Fax: (817) 465-3779
Website: http://www.swandalawfirm.com

SUMMARY

Current Employment Position(s)

Managing Partner

Languages

  • French

Lawyer Overview

Dean Swanda is a former Attorney for the Texas Court of Appeals.  Mr. Swanda worked in this position for ten years, before going into private practice.  Mr. Swanda specializes in both criminal, juvenile and CPS appeals.  Mr. Swanda is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.  Only a small percentage of Texas attorneys belong to this prestigious organization.  The College of the State Bar of Texas is made up of attorneys who every year voluntarily complete extended continuing education courses.  Mr. Swanda has written articles that have been published in prestigious legal periodicals.

Dean Swanda has cases in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, and the United States Supreme Court.  These cases include reversals in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court.  Mr. Swanda also has a case pending in the United States Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice

  • CPS Appeals
  • Juvenile Appeals
  • Criminal Appeals
  • CPS
  • Adoption

Representative Cases

West Practice Categories

Adoption, Litigation & Appeals, State Appellate Practice, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, US Supreme Court

FEES

Accepts Credit Cards

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense LawyerA's Association
  • Tarrant County Family Law Association
  • Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Classes and Seminars

  • How To Perfect a CPS Appeal, Dallas Bar Association - October 2007
  • How To Perfect a Juvenile Delinquency Appeal, Tarrant County Bar Association - October 2007
  • How To Perfect a Juvenile Delinquency Appeal, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - Galveston, Texas - December 2006
  • How To Perfect a CPS Appeal, Texas Advanced Family Course - State Bar of Texas - August 2005

Past Employment Positions

  • Dallas Court of Appeals, Attorney, 1986 - 1987
  • Dallas Court of Appeals, Attorney, 1988
  • Law, Snakard & Gambill, Attorney, 1987 - 1988

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 1986
    J.D.
    Honors: Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
    Honors: Member, Phi Delta Phi Fraternity
  • Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 1981
    B.A.
    Honors: cum laude
Articles

Published Works

  • Mandamus: The Discretionary Interlocutory Appeal, Appellate Advocate, August - 09, 1998
  • Summary Judgment, Mother Hubbard Clauses, and Mafrige v. Ross, Appellate Advocate, May - 3, 1997
  • Trends in Appellate Procedure, Tex. Lawyer, Feb. 24, 29, 1997
  • Summary Judgment Practice, 46 Baylor L. Rev. 721, 1994