Alan Swanson

Alan Swanson, Attorney

Alan Swanson, of counsel attorney

Mr. Swanson is the founding attorney of the Swanson Law Firm. He was born in Olympia, Washington in 1948, graduated from the University of Washington in 1970 and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Montana in 1975. He has been living in Olympia and engaged in private practice as a lawyer in southwest Washington since 1975.

He is admitted to practice law in both the State and Federal courts. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association, and the Thurston County Bar Association.

Mr. Swanson is an AV rated lawyer, and has maintained a private practice since 1975, representing clients in civil litigation, including insurance defense, personal injury, business and real estate law. He is a past President of the Thurston County Bar Association (1986-1987).

His clients include leading insurance companies, banks, construction companies, businesses, and private parties in the southwest Washington community. His practice also strongly emphasizes mediation and arbitration. Due to his experience in representing litigants in a wide variety of matters, he is regularly stipulated to by opposing counsel to serve as a mediator or an arbitrator in personal injury, business, real estate, and probate/trust litigation. Mr. Swanson’s practice extends throughout southwest Washington.

Mr. Swanson is also active in community service in the Olympia area. He is past President of the Mount Rainier Chapter of the American Red Cross, covering Pierce, Thurston, Mason and Lewis Counties. He has also been active in the Thurston County Big Brother/Big Sister program, and is a past board member of United Way, POSSCA, Tumwater Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Senior Center of Thurston County, and other community and volunteer organizations.

Areas of Practice

Mediation and Arbitration

Mr. Swanson is often selected by opposing counsel to serve as a mediator or arbitrator in all manner of disputes throughout southwest Washington.

Civil Litigation

Mr. Swanson represents individuals and entities in all aspects of litigation.

Real Estate Law

Mr. Swanson handles many aspects of real estate law and litigation with experience in boundary disputes, adverse possession claims, commercial and residential landlord/tenant claims, easement disputes, actions to quiet title, covenant disputes, contract disputes, and other real estate matters.

Business Law and Planning

Mr. Swanson advises his business clients on a wide range of legal issues including drafting and reviewing contracts and commercial leases, structuring business transactions, and representing clients in day to day business matters. He is knowledgeable and experienced in the legal issues pertaining to corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and other business entities.

Probate/Trust Administration and Litigation

Mr. Swanson is often selected by opposing counsel to serve as a mediator or arbitrator in probate/trust litigation or administration.

Insurance Defense

Mr. Swanson has represented the insureds of several leading insurance carriers in the southwest Washington community, and has earned a well deserved reputation in effective negotiation and trial advocacy.