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Business Disputes:

The Swafford Law Firm has significant litigation experience in a broad range of business legal issues, and we use that experience to vigorously protect our clients’ interests. Our attorneys represent individuals and corporate clients who conduct business in a wide range of areas and are embroiled in a variety of commercial, contractual and personal disputes. Our lawyers are experienced advocates who will passionately protect your rights and interests.

When you are involved in a business or commercial dispute that is headed for litigation, there is no better weapon in your arsenal than our litigation team. An adverse judgment in a civil case can have a devastating impact on your business, both on your reputation and your bottom line. You should not risk proceeding to trial without experienced and skilled civil litigation lawyers advocating your interests.

Our commercial litigation experience encompasses a wide range of issues, including:

• Ownership / Partnership Disputes
• Whistleblower Litigation
• Fraud Claims
• Complex Insurance Coverage
• Breach of Contract
• Breach of Warranty
• Purchase & Sale Contracts
• Partnerships, Joint Ventures & LLC’s
• Property Disputes
• Intentional Interference With Prospective Business Opportunities Partnerships
• Intellectual Property Matters
• False Advertising
• Securities Litigation
• Education Litigation
• Cargo Damage & Other Cases Related to Transportation Contracts

If you need an experienced team of legal professionals to advise and represent you in your complex commercial litigation matters, contact The Swafford Law Firm today at 615.599.8406.

Government Investigations and White Collar

Our experience includes representation of public and private companies in criminal and civil investigations and white collar matters prosecuted by various federal and state agencies. We also defend enforcement actions and lawsuits pursued by State Attorneys General.  We utilize this experience to assist clients with corporate compliance audits, training and internal investigations.


Practice Areas

  • Bank/Financial Institutions Fraud
  • Computer/Technology Crimes
  • Consumer Protection
  • Employment Law/Immigration/Workplace Safety
  • Environmental Claims
  • False Claims/False Statements
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Intellectual Property Crimes
  • Mail/Wire Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Securities Fraud
  • Tax Evasion/Fraud


Representative experience includes the following Agencies and matters:

  • Center for Medicaid Services
    • Representation of a large healthcare provider client in a CMS audit and penalty phase


  • Department of Homeland Security (ICE)
    • Defended ICE raids and audits


  • Department of Defense
    • Defense of government contractors in procurement disputes/false claims


  • Drug Enforcement Agency
    • Defense of third-party transportation providers in national and international investigations


  • Department of Labor (EEOC, OSHA, NRLB, NMB)
    • Handled hundreds of EEOC investigations
    • Extensive nationwide experience in defending unfair labor practice claims
    • Defended multiple nationwide Wage/Hour claims
    • Defense of HIPPAA violation allegations and medical record portability issues.


  • Department of Transportation (FMCSA, FRA, FAA)
    • Federal Railway Administration hazardous spill investigation
    • FMCSA audit results/safety rating threatening to cease operations
    • FMCSA and state agency threatening to cease operations nationally for safety violation


  • FDA
    • Compliance investigation for national pharmacy chain in response to whistleblower claim
    • Whistleblower representation for improper marketing


  • Internal Revenue Service
    • Review and defense of individual and corporate tax disputes


  • Securities and Exchange Commission
    • Defense of municipality in bond offering


  • Social Security Administration
    • Respond to No Match letters related to documentation of employees


  • TennCare
    • Investigation of employer related to employee’s false claims


  • Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
    • Defense of fraud investigations for selling unlicensed securities
    • Response to request for information on private placements


  • Tennessee Attorney General
    • Defense of Tennessee Consumer Protection Act enforcement and litigation


  • Tennessee Valley Authority
    • False claims dispute related to procurement contract with publicly traded company


  • Department of Justice/Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Defense of multiple healthcare fraud investigations and audits by the DOJ, CMS and state agencies involving alleged violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback rule
    • Defense of foreign and domestic clients in federal bank fraud investigations
    • Defense of foreign and domestic clients in federal government asset seizures
    • Defense of public and private companies responding to third-party subpoenas
    • Defense of a foreign entity in bank fraud indictment
    • Response to Civil Investigative Demands by DOJ
    • Defense of transportation providers in federal and state computer fraud investigations

Employment Disputes and Counseling:

If you have an employment or labor issue, you need a law firm that is aggressive, experienced and has a track record of success in representing clients in employment disputes. Our representation includes both employers and employees. If you have an employment related litigation matter, you should contact The Swafford Law Firm for an accomplished attorney who will vigorously represent your interests. We are also experienced at drafting policies and handbooks and advising employers as to best practices.

We are committed to helping clients understand what is involved with an employment law claim.

Our clients know that we have the knowledge needed in all areas of employment and labor issues, including:
• Employment Discrimination, Retaliation, Harassment & Wrongful Discharge
• Family & Medical Leave Issues
• Non-Compete / Confidentiality Agreements
• Sexual Harassment
• Wage & Hour Law
• Workers Compensation
• Workplace Investigations
• Labor Law
• Equal Pay Act

To discuss your employment law matter with a lawyer who combines experience with a commitment to personal service, contact us The Swafford Law Firm at 615.599.8406.


Personal Injury:

The most common types of personal injury claims are auto accidents, accidents at work, slip and fall accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, wrongful death, professional malpractice and product defect accidents (product liability).

Personal injuries can cause serious emotional, physical and financial hardships. If the negligence of another party can be proved, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from that party. Oftentimes, having an attorney is essential because cases become extremely complex, such as in wrongful death cases. The Swafford Law Firm is ready to assist you with your claim.

If you, or a family member, have suffered a serious or fatal accident, contact The Swafford Law Firm at 615.599.8406 for a consultation. We can help put your life back in order.

pic5Wills & Estates:

We are also experienced in drafting wills and related agreements, such as prenuptial agreements. If you do not have a will, please contact The Swafford Law Firm today at 615.599.8406 for a free estimate.

Additional Expertise:

Our experience also extends to a variety of issues affecting the transportation industry, business formation, contract drafting and negotiation and class actions. In short, if you have any dispute for which you seek legal representation, please contact our firm at 615.599.8406. If we determine we can not capably represent you, then we will make a referral to someone who can.