M. Chase Swanson Partner at Jones & Swanson
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M. Chase Swanson

Partner

(770) 427-5498

chase@awjlaw.com

Unlike many of my colleagues, becoming an attorney was actually not my intended career path. My parents were the first in my family to graduate from college and none of my relatives had attended law school. Instead, I grew up in west Cobb County playing basketball and baseball – lots of baseball. Those days taught me a lot about the power of teamwork, the thrill of competition, and the necessity of hard work. In addition to being born and raised here, my roots in this community spread to Marietta High School (where both my parents graduated as well) and Marietta First Baptist Church just off the Marietta Square. As a Blue Devil at MHS, I continued to play sports, but my parents were strong advocates for doing well academically. Fortunately, that encouragement paid off and allowed me to attend Mercer University on an academic scholarship. While there, I joined the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, made many lifelong friends, and eventually graduated cum laude with a degree in Economics in 2010.

It goes without saying that seeing a case through to an ultimately good and fair result is one of the most fulfilling parts of my job. I take great pride in having well-informed clients who are better able to make good decisions now and in the future for themselves and their families.

M. Chase Swanson

During my collegiate years, my father began encouraging me to consider attending law school. For the time being, however, I pushed aside his advice and continued to press on towards graduation. However, during my senior year I came to the harsh reality that although my classes may have been interesting, a career in economics may not have been all I had hoped. So, I began to reconsider law school as a post-graduation option – one that could challenge me academically while affording me the opportunity to truly help people overcome the obstacles with which they had been presented. Let's face it, the vast majority of people only contact an attorney when something bad has happened in their lives.

So, in 2010 I began my legal studies at Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law. During each summer of law school, I returned to Marietta where I was fortunate enough to intern at the Law Offices of Andrew W. Jones. Those summers were particularly enjoyable for me because they not only gave me a chance to learn how to practice law (something most law schools are woefully inadequate at doing), but they also helped me to realize that representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters could allow me to truly help people. Fortunately, after graduation I passed the Georgia Bar Exam and immediately began at the Law Offices of Andrew W. Jones representing injured victims in their claims against negligent drivers, property owners, and businesses.

10 Best - 2 Years Client Satisfaction Award

It goes without saying that seeing a case through to an ultimately good and fair result is one of the most fulfilling parts of my job. However, I also thoroughly enjoy explaining to my clients insurance coverage, the claims process, and litigation so they can better understand the reason behind the advice I provide and the choices we make. Most people have never considered these things before, but I take great pride in having well-informed clients who are better able to make good decisions now and in the future for themselves and their families.

In addition to practicing law, I take great pride in continuing to be an active participant in this community. I am an active and lifelong member of Marietta First Baptist Church where I serve as a Deacon. I have also served in various capacities within the Cobb County Bar Association, including as the Younger Lawyers Division President, Trial Lawyers Association Treasurer and Secretary, and Sleighbells on the Square 5k Race Chairperson since 2013. That event raises money to support the Children's Emergency Fund which provides emergency financial assistance to Cobb County and Marietta City School students and their families. In just my second year of practice, I also co-chaired the New Lawyers Division of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, a group of plaintiffs and claimants attorneys who have taken the lead in protecting all of our right to a trial by jury.

M. Chase Swanson & familyOn a more personal note, I married the love of my life, Whitney Swanson, on October 9, 2010. Whitney and I live in Marietta, Georgia near the trails at Kennesaw Mountain with our son, Tucker, and rescue dogs, Scout and Honey. As a lifelong member of the Marietta/Cobb County community, I grew up attending Marietta First Baptist Church where Whitney and I are members. I am also a deacon and serve on various committees and volunteer groups at the church. Whitney is a competitive endurance athlete herself, and so we enjoy traveling around the country where she pushes towards her goal of running a marathon or half marathon in every state. We also love to take our dogs camping at the various Georgia state parks where we like to hike, fish, and visit the local shops and eateries. When we aren't working or out of town, I also enjoy building furniture and working on classic cars.

Now that you know a little more about me, I hope that in the event I can help you through an injury-related matter, you won't hesitate to call or email me. Our office provides free consultations and can answer any questions you might have about your potential case.

Education

  • J.D., Mercer University School of Law, 2010
  • B.B.A., Economics, Mercer University Stetson School of Business and Economics, 2007

Professional and Bar Association Memberships

  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • United State District Court - Middle District of Georgia
  • GA Trial Lawyers Association Membership Committee, 2011-2013
  • Younger Lawyers Division Litigation Committee member

Leadership Roles and Awards

  • Secretary, Cobb County Bar Association, 2018
  • President-elect, Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Treasurer, Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association, 2014-2016
  • President, Cobb County Younger Lawyers Division, 2013-2014
  • Secretary, Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association, 2012-2014
  • Treasurer, Cobb County Younger Lawyers Division, 2011-2012
  • President's Award, awarded by Cobb County Bar Association, 2013-2014
  • Ross Adams Younger Lawyer Award, 2014
  • AVVO Rating of 10/10: Superb
  • Co-Chair, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association New Lawyers Division, 2012-2013
  • Chairing Committee for Sleighbells on the Square 5K, 2013-2014
  • Helped organize First Annual Law Day Classic Golf Tourney, 2013
  • CALI Award – Summary Judgment Practice, Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University
  • Faculty Legal Writing Award, Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University
  • Active Member and Deacon of Marietta First Baptist Church
  • Member of Marietta First Baptist Financial Oversight Committee
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017

Awards

  • Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb
  • Super Lawyers

Past Client Testimonials

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    Lori G.

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    T.J.

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    Gary M.

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    Rolland M.

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    Natalys G.

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