With over a decade of experience advocating solely on behalf of injured workers for Ford & Wallach, Ms. Swan is a passionate committed advocate for individuals seeking benefits through the California workers’ compensation system.
With an emphasis on strengthening the labor movement, Ms. Swan frequently lectures to union members about workers’ compensation rights. As part of the Los Angeles Trade Technical College’s Labor Studies Program, Ms. Swan teaches Workers’ Compensation Law and Employee Benefits Law with the firm’s partners, Scott Ford, and Cheryl Wallach. In 2012, Ms. Swan was a keynote speaker at the Communications Workers of America (“CWA”), Local 9003’s, 4th Annual Women’s Empowerment Celebration. Currently, Ms. Swan is the elected secretary for the Coalition of Labor Union Women (“CLUW”). She is a union member of Teamsters Local 986 Professional and Clerical Employees.
Ms. Swan upholds the highest ethical standards and achievement. She is an active member of California’s preeminent legal advocacy organizations for injured workers, the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (“CAAA”), and regional chapter, the Southern California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (“SCAAA”). She is a member in good standing of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, California state courts including the Supreme Court of the State of California, California State Bar, as well as the Workers’ Compensation Section of the California State Bar.
From August 2002 through August 2003, Ms. Swan served as a law clerk/research attorney in an honors program for two judges at the Stanley Mosk, Los Angeles Civil Superior Courthouse. In May 2002, Ms. Swan graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law, cum laude, at the top 9% of the class. She received Cali and Witkin Awards for the highest grade in multiple classes. She is a Dean’s Scholarship Recipient, member of the Dean’s List, and the prestigious Pepperdine Law Review. Her law review contribution was selected by her peers as the best student contribution and received the Robert Sorenson Award. Another scholarly contribution authored by Ms. Swan was recognized by Governor, Grey Davis, in a letter of commendation for being awarded first place in the Pepperdine University School of Law’s 2002 Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition.
In 1999, Ms. Swan graduated from the University of Southern California (“USC”), cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and minor in international relations. She is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma (business honor society), Golden Key National Honor Society, Blackstonians Pre-Law Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta (freshman honor society), and Dean’s List.