Jack B. Swerling is dedicated almost exclusively to representing the accused in criminal cases: criminal investigations, criminal trials, and criminal appeals in State and Federal Courts. The firm also handles a select group of civil cases.
Jack Swerling has handled thousands of criminal cases in his more than 40 year legal career and he is a veteran of many memorable courtroom battles. As a Columbia criminal attorney, Mr. Swerling defends clients from all walks of life, his cases have involved crimes of every sort from drug trafficking, theft, robbery, weapons charges, murder and other violent crimes to white collar crimes including blackmail, bribery, public corruption, forgery, perjury, computer crime, extortion, money laundering and every type of fraud including bank, mail, wire, securities, tax, insurance, and credit card fraud. His practice also includes state and federal criminal investigations, and state and federal grand jury proceedings.
Two of Mr. Swerling’s cases, State v. Larry Gene Bell and State v. Donald “Pee Wee” Gaskins were the subjects of made-for-TV movies, and several of his clients have been the subject of true crime books, including Bell, Gaskins, and Richard Starrett.
Known for thinking “outside the box,” South Carolina trial attorney Jack Swerling crafts innovative solutions and draws on the top investigators, forensic experts, consultants, and even professional researchers to achieve the best possible result for the firm’s clients. A highly skilled in-house support staff conducts and coordinates in-depth research, investigations, and trial preparation in each case. The team’s thoroughness and efficiency along with Mr. Swerling’s tireless and meticulous pre-trial preparation ensures that he is well prepared when he walks into the courtroom to represent a client. One of the keys to Jack Swerling’s success as a Columbia trial lawyer is the simple fact that he personally handles and supervises every aspect of each case he takes on, from investigation to trial.
No matter how challenging your case, when you choose Jack Swerling as your Columbia SC trial lawyer he will combine a wealth of experience in criminal law to build a strong defense on your behalf and pursue every option available to you. Mr. Swerling represents clients in the South Carolina Circuit Courts, the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also appeared in the North Carolina State and Federal Courts, Georgia Federal Court and Florida Federal Court.
With a legal career that began in 1973, and an almost exclusive focus on criminal law since 1983, Jack Swerling has handled many high profile cases and has tried scores of cases to verdict. He has also handled many more cases that no one in the public has ever heard of because of his commitment to protecting his client’s reputation by maintaining anonymity whenever possible. His comprehensive experience has afforded him a unique perspective and prepared him to defend his clients from every possible legal approach. Through the years, Mr. Swerling has developed a philosophy and time-tested approach to resolving the problems his clients face.
Jack Swerling does not charge a fee for an initial consultation. The fee charged for your case depends upon the complexities of the case, the factual and legal issues involved, the number and length of court proceedings, investigation, legal research, and the use of experts such as crime scene experts, psychiatrists, ballistics experts, and chemists, as well as a host of other experts he will call on if necessary. In most cases, by the end of your first meeting you will know the legal fee and expected costs and have an executed fee and cost agreement.
While Mr. Swerling continues to accept new clients, he cannot accept the case of every person who seeks his help. If for some reason he is not able to take your case, he will gladly refer you to other competent counsel.
The Law Offices of Jack B. Swerling in Columbia, South Carolina is conveniently situated within steps of the Richland County Judicial Center and within three blocks of the Matthew J. Perry Federal Courthouse.
If you are charged with a crime or believe you are the subject of a criminal investigation, it is critical to retain legal counsel immediately. When you need legal help, you may call the law firm 24 hours a day at 800-701-0599 and you will be instructed on how to reach Mr. Swerling. In addition, he monitors his e-mail regularly and you may communicate with him at: [email protected].