Attorney Jessica Swain was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. From Seattle she ventured across the country to New York in pursuit of her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester. While at Rochester, Attorney Swain participated on the women’s basketball team. As the team co-captain she led her team to Final Four and Sweet Sixteen appearances, and broke the school and the NCAA tournament record for most 3 point shots made in a game(9). Attorney Swain graduated from Rochester with a degree in political science.
Shortly after graduation, Attorney Swain left New York and headed to Milwaukee to attend Marquette University Law School. While at Marquette, Attorney Swain became a distinguished member of the Pro Bono Society for completing over 120 hours of volunteer legal service. The majority of her volunteer hours were obtained when she spent a summer representing and defending clients from the Tulalip tribe through the University of Washington Tribal Criminal Defense Clinic. At the close of summer, Attorney Swain successfully passed the Tulalip Indian tribal bar exam.
Attorney Swain began her legal career at the Dane County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney. During her time in the District Attorney’s office, she handled both criminal and civil litigation matters on behalf of the State of Wisconsin and successfully litigated a variety of matters including drug offenses, firearm offenses, and child abuse cases. In addition, Attorney Swain successfully first chaired several jury and bench trials, was named the head of the drug unit and was selected to second-chair a multiple defendant drug-related homicide trial. Through this invaluable experience, Attorney Swain garnered extensive trial and advocacy skills which she uses in her legal practice daily.
After several years of service at the DA’s office, Attorney Swain moved from the public sector to the private sector and began practicing insurance defense. Her time spent in insurance defense well acquainted Attorney Swain with the strategies and procedures used by insurance companies to evaluate and defend personal injury cases. Now, she uses that knowledge daily when advocating for and protecting those who have been wrongly injured in personal injury disputes.
In her free time, Attorney Swain enjoys playing and coaching competitive basketball, playing golf, traveling and visiting family in Seattle. Although devoted to Seattle sports, especially the Seattle Seahawks, she has grown to love Wisconsin sports and often times finds herself actively cheering for the Packers, Bucks and Brewers. Attorney Swain also enjoys hiking different areas of Wisconsin with her husband and their two Labradors, Birdie and Barry.