Tara Swafford


Ms. Swafford has been a litigator for 25 years in Tennessee and is experienced in bench and jury trials, arbitrations, and mediations. She has represented some of the biggest companies in the state including HCA Inc., Nissan of North America, Dollar General and Corrections Corporation of America. She practiced nearly 10 years with Bass, Berry and Sims, PLC, in Nashville, Tennessee where she was a partner in the litigation department and a practice leader for the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Group.

She opened The Swafford Law Firm on June 15, 2009 and has enjoyed working with the fascinating clients she has the pleasure of representing.

Ms. Swafford and her husband have three sons and who are involved in many activities with church and school. Ms. Swafford is a Board Member of AGAPE and President of her neighborhood’s home owner’s association.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Former Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Clerk
  • Williamson County Bar Association


  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • "Best Lawyers in America": Commercial Litigation and Litigation: Labor and Employment
  • Recognized as a "Mid-South Rising Star"
  • Nashville's Best Lawyers – Commercial Litigation
  • Best of the Bar Award – Small Firm Division
  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer for Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee


  • Case Western Reserve University - J.D. 1995, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Law Review
  • University of Tennessee - B.A. 1992, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Please fill out this form with your questions and comments and we will contact you as soon as possible. This information is NOT shared with any 3RD parties, and is used solely for The Swafford Law Firm to assist you. All fields required.

Contact Us