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William W Swor

313-967-0200
William W Swor
William W. Swor & Associates
645 Griswold St Suite 3060
Detroit, MI 48226
www.sworlaw.com
Phone: 313-967-0200
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About William W Swor

William W. Swor has been an attorney in private practice for 42 years. He has tried many high profile and politically charged cases, including Young Boys Incorporated (drug conspiracy), & The Chambers Brothers (drug conspiracy).He was counsel for one of the defendants in the first terrorism case tried in the United States after September 11, 2001. That case resulted in dismissal of all charges... read more »

Biography

William W. Swor has been an attorney in private practice for 42 years.

He has tried many high profile and politically charged cases, including Young Boys Incorporated (drug conspiracy), & The Chambers Brothers (drug conspiracy).He was counsel for one of the defendants in the first terrorism case tried in the United States after September 11, 2001. That case resulted in dismissal of all charges against the defendants and prosecution of the lead Assistant United States Attorney.

In 2012 Mr. Swor was lead counsel in United States v. David Stone, et al, a case in which members of a rural Michigan militia were charged with Seditious Conspiracy to oppose and overthrow the United States Government.The trial of that case resulted in an acquittal of all major charges

Mr. Swor has authored articles on various aspects of the practice of law, and has spoken frequently on legal issues in both the print and electronic media.

He has taught at conferences hosted by numerous professional organizations, including the State Bar of Michigan, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms, the ACLU of Michigan and the National Legal Committee of NORML.

In 2005 Mr. Swor received the Detroit Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild’s Defender of Justice award in recognition of his work on behalf of four Middle Eastern men who had been falsely accused of supporting terrorism.In 2004 he was a recipient of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Justice for All award .He has also received the Detroit ACLU Bernard Gottfried, award, and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2007 Rodney Thaxton, Against All Odds award.In 2010 the American Arab Chamber of Commerce named him their Legal Professional of the Year.

He served served two terms as chairman of the General Practice Section of the State Bar of Michigan.  He is a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, and currently sits on its Board of Governors.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM).

He has been recognized by placement in the Martindale Hubbell Register of Preeminent Lawyers every year since 2004.He also has received a rating of 10.0 (out of 10.0) from the AVVO rating website.

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William W Swor -
William W. Swor & Associates
645 Griswold St Suite 3060
Detroit, MI 48226
www.sworlaw.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 313-967-0200
  • Fax: 313-961-4926

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Criminal Defense25.00%
Marijuana Defense25.00%
Criminal Appellate Law25.00%
White Collar Crime25.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Michigan Member in Good Standing 1972

Work Experience

Position Duration
William W. Swor & Associates 1972 – present

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Wayne State University Juris Doctor 1972

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 2014 – present
Fellow American Board of Criminal Lawyers 2006 – present
Member Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan present
Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
The US Patriot Act and Criminal Prosecutions NORML Legal Committee, Key West 2013

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