At The Swafford Law Firm, we believe that the practice of law is about identifying and meeting client needs. Unwavering dedication to generating exceptional results is reflected in the continued satisfaction of our clients.

Tara L. Swafford
Ph: 615.599.8406Fx: 615.807.2355

Bar Admissions:



squareCase Western Reserve University - J.D. 1995, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Law Review

squareUniversity of Tennessee - B.A. 1992, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations & Memberships:

squareAmerican Bar Association

squareTennessee Bar Association

squareNashville Bar Association

Transportation Lawyers Association

Former Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Clerk

Williamson County Bar Association


squareAV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

squareRecognized as a "Mid-South Rising Star"

squareNashville's Best Lawyers 2011 – Commercial Litigation

squareBest of the Bar Award 2012 – Small Firm Division

squareIncluded in "Best Lawyers in America"

squareRecognized as a Super Lawyer for Commercial Litigation in 2013

squareIncluded in "Best Lawyers in America": Commercial Litigation and Litigation: Labor and Employment, 2014-2019


Ms. Swafford has been a litigator for 24 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 boys 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.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Hart
Ph: 615.599.8406Fx: 615.807.2355

Bar Admissions:



squareUniversity of Kentucky – J.D., 2011

squareUniversity of Kentucky – B.A., 2008, Political Science


Ms. Hart is an associate with the Swafford Law Firm and handles all types of litigation matters. 

She earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Kentucky and was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 2011. 

In her spare time, Ms. Hart enjoys spending time with her husband, Brad and daughter, Ellie, as well as running and cooking.

207 Third Avenue North
Franklin, TN 37064
Ph: 615.599.8406
Fx: 615.807.2355