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Stephen A. Swift

  • Partner, 01/01/2002


Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Probate Law
  • Mediation


Partner Steve Swift has devoted his career to providing aggressive state and federal criminal defense representation to clients facing misdemeanor or felony charges. He is admitted to practice law in Iowa state court as well as the Northern and Southern Federal District Courts of Iowa, 8th Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Swift works to protect your future from the harm a criminal charge or conviction can carry.



  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1974
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    • B.A., - 1971
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Economics

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990

Professional Associations

  • Linn County Bar Association, President, 1975 to Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1997 to Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member, 1975 to Present
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Representative, 2008 to 2018
  • Appointed by Chief Judge Linda R. Reade to Blue Ribbon Panel on Criminal Cases, United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 2007

Past Positions

  • Linn County Attorney Office, Assistant County Attorney, 1978 to 1983