Famed criminal defense attorney Jack Swerling will be providing legal analysis for FITSNews for the duration of the trial. Mr. Swerling is a veteran attorney who focuses his legal practice on criminal cases in state and federal courts and a select group of civil cases.
Mr. Swerling has been a member of the South Carolina Bar and licensed to practice by the Supreme Court of South Carolina since 1973.
Prior to establishing his current law firm in 1991, Jack Swerling was a partner in the law firm of Swerling, Harpootlian and McCulloch. Prior to that he practiced law for ten years with his former partner and mentor, the late State Senator Isadore Lourie.
Mr. Swerling lectures frequently at continuing legal education programs for lawyers and judges, and speaks at schools, civic organizations, and professional groups. He has written several books on criminal practice. (For additional information on Mr. Swerling’s publications click here.)
- University of South Carolina School of Law, 1973
- Former partner in the law firm of Swerling, Harpootlian and McCulloch
- He has been selected to be a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Litigation Counsel of America.
- He was named a South Carolina Super Lawyer (Top 10) in criminal defense and is also listed in Naifeh and Smith’s The Best Lawyers in America in the area of criminal defense.