Mr. Swanson has been practicing law since 1975. During his many years of experience in commercial and environmental litigation, he has represented a variety of clients, from individuals to large, publicly-traded corporations, in business disputes, environmental and toxic contamination litigation, real estate matters, trusts and estates, trade secrets, and closely held and family-owned business disputes. He also serves as a mediator and arbitrator in both private and court settings.
He is also an arbitrator for the Northern California business litigation panel of the American Arbitration Association.
In 2011, Mr. Swanson was recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer in Business Litigation.
Mr. Swanson’s primary focus of late has been on serving as a mediator and arbitrator of business disputes, including, but not limited to, environmental contamination of real property and other real property and contract disputes. He also represents a variety of property owners with toxic contamination problems, particularly landowners whose commercial property is or was leased to owners of dry-cleaning businesses or former gasoline stations and auto repair shops. In this regard, Mr. Swanson represents these clients in litigation of, and advice concerning, cost recovery suits against third parties and in matters brought by local, state and federal regulatory enforcement agencies.