Richard L. Swick (email)
Washington, District of Columbia
Partner

Richard L. Swick has extensive trial and appellate litigation experience.  He has tried more than one hundred civil and criminal cases.  He has successfully handled a broad range of civil litigation including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation as well as civil litigation involving injuries sustained at birth, brain injuries, wrongful death, and professional negligence.  For the last twenty-five years, his practice has focused on employment discrimination cases, and he has tried such cases in administrative and judicial fora.  He has represented numerous Federal employees in discrimination cases as well as those facing administrative and criminal internal investigations.  Prior to litigating employment discrimination cases, Mr. Swick served as the chief prosecutor for the Judge Advocate General's office at Ft. Meade, Maryland and as the head of his own law firm (1980-1993).

Mr. Swick earned his bachelor's degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.  He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Bar of the State of Maryland (and of the federal courts in both jurisdictions) as well as of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columia Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit and the Federal Circuit, and of the Supreme Court of the United States. 

Areas of Practice:
  Criminal Law
  Employment Law -- Employee
  Labor Law
  Personal Injury -- Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage:
  100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
  Maryland, 1974
  District of Columbia, 1978
  U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1978

Education:
  University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland