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Heather Swann, Attorney at Law

 

Heather Swann received her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology from Suffolk University In 2002 where she graduated magna cum laude. She later went on to complete her juris doctorate at Western New England College School of Law in 2006.

During law school, Ms. Swann spent her summers volunteering as a legal intern at the State's Attorneys' Offices in New London and Norwich, Connecticut. While attending her last year of law school, Ms. Swann represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a student Assistant District Attorney in the Massachusetts District Court.

While working at the District Attorneys' Office, Ms. Swann gained valuable experience in negotiations, advocacy, and the various aspects of litigation.

After graduating from law school, Ms. Swann was admitted to the Connecticut State Bar in October of 2006.  In August of 2006, Ms. Swann relocated to Washington State and was admitted to the Washington State Bar in May of 2007.  She Is currently a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association.

In November of 2007, Ms. Swann joined the Hay Law Firm, P.S. as a new associate and became a partner in January 2011. She utilizes her litigation and negotiation skills in the civil arena. Ms. Swann is practicing in the areas of family law, consumer protection, real estate and trusts and estates.

In 2022, Heather began serving as a Pro Tempore Court Commissioner on the bench of the Pierce County Superior Court hearing cases concerning family law and domestic violence. 

Out of the office, Ms. Swann enjoys playing tennis, working on her farm, horseback riding and spending time with her two young daughters.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Child Custody
  • Dissolution
  • Committed Intimate Relationships
  • Minor Guardianship
  • Parenting and Support Cases
  • Paternity Actions
  • Child Support and/or Parenting Plan Modifications
  • Spousal Support
  • Prenuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Civil Domestic Violence Protection Orders
  • Division of Property and Assets
  • Family Order Enforcement

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2006
  • Washington, 2007

Education

  • Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts, 2006  J.D.
  • Suffolk University, Boston, MA, 2002
  • B.S. Psychology / Sociology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association, 2007 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, 2008 - 2009
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, 2007 – Present
  • Trustee for the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association Family Law Section 2013 - 2014
  • Secretary/Treasurer for the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association Family Law Section 2015-2016
  • Distinguished as a Washington Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, 2014
  • Distinguished as a Washington Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, 2015
  • Distinguished as a Washington Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, 2016
  • Distinguished Service to the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association Award 2016
  • Distinguished as a Washington Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Distinguished as a Washington Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Co-Chair for the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association TacomaProBono Committee 2018
  • Chair of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association TacomaProBono Committee 2019
  • Distinguished as a Washington Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Distinguished as a Washington Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Trustee for the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association Board of Trustees 2020 – 2022
  • Member of the TacomaProBono Bar Foundation 2020
  • Secretary of the Pierce County Washington Women Lawyers 2020
  • Distinguished as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyer, 2021
  • President of the TacomaProBono Foundation’s Board of Trustees – 2021 to present
  • Co-Chair of the Pierce County Chapter of the Washington Women Lawyer’s Judicial Qualifications Committee 2021 to present
  • American Inn of Court, Honorable Robert J. Bryan Chapter 2021 to present
  • Vice President of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association Board of Trustees 2022
  • Member of the American Bar Association 2022 to present


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