Swafford Law represents individual and corporate clients on a local, national and global level in a broad range of complex litigation matters.  Our attorneys have litigated cases in federal and state courts across the country.  They have also handled arbitrations, disputes in administrative agencies and mediations in a variety of jurisdictions.

Areas of focus in our business litigation practice include:

Unfair competition and intellectual property litigation

Our attorneys have extensive experience in litigating unfair competition cases.  Our clients have ranged from private businesses to domestic and global publicly traded companies.  Our attorneys not only have extensive experience in this area, they stay focused and involved in the evolving law affecting enforcement of competitive business practices.  The firm is a member of the International Trademark Association where Tony Swafford serves on the Unfair Competition Committee.  Tara Swafford is the former Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation team at Bass, Berry and Sims in Nashville.  The two have litigated a number of  unfair competition cases, in federal and state court, related to non-compete agreements, trademark infringement, false advertising and theft of trade secrets.

Representative experience includes:

Transportation litigation

Swafford Law has deep roots in the transportation industry.  Tony and Tara are longtime members of the Transportation Lawyers Association where Tony formerly served as a Board Member and Tara is active on the _____ Committee.  The firm is also a member of the Association for Transportation Practitioners where Tony serves as Secretary and Board member.  The firm has represented both carriers and shippers and in a wide range of litigation disputes including employment discrimination, labor disputes, non-compete agreements, vehicle liability and casualty work, cargo damage claims, breach of contract litigation, white collar defense and intellectual property disputes.

Appellate practice

Our appellant experience includes pursuing and defending appeals in state and federal court across multiple jurisdictions.  This work includes cases where our attorneys are called upon to file, or defend, an appeal where we were not involved in the underlying litigation.  This includes consulting with trial counsel and assisting on appeals.

Representative experience includes: 

  • Successfully appeal in 11th Circuit upholding jury trial verdict in favor of client in breach of contract case.
  • Represented global public Respondent in successfully upholding ruling in unfair competition injunction hearing.
  • Federal appeals of arbitration decisions
  • Amicus brief on behalf of chamber of commerce
  • Representaton of criminal defendant in appeal related to exoneration attempt
  • Reprsesnted multiple appellants and respondents in Tennessee Court of Appeals