David E. Swanson

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Newport Beach, California

Law Office of David Swanson
David E. Swanson
Law Office of David Swanson

Practice Areas: Criminal defense; view more

Licensed in California since: 1991

Education: Western State University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023
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Law Office of David Swanson

4100 Newport Place, Suite 550
Newport Beach, CA 92660 Visit website


The founder of his eponymous law firm, David E. Swanson is a highly regarded criminal defense attorney, and he devotes 100% of his practice to that area of the law. He has been certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California, and he has been admitted to practice before all California state courts since 1991.

Mr. Swanson’s firm is located in Newport Beach, California, and his client base is made up of people from Orange County and other parts of the state who have been charged with having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. The types of cases that he has worked on have included driving under the influence, drug possession and distribution, homicide, sex crimes, weapons violations, assault, domestic violence, fraud and other white collar crimes, and robbery. Mr. Swanson has been able to obtain many positive results for his clients, whether in the courtroom through acquittals and charge dismissals or outside of court through his negotiation of favorable plea agreements with the prosecution.

Mr. Swanson has the honor of being one of a very few select group of attorneys who have been appointed to represent indigent defendants in the Harbor Justice Center, part of the Orange County Superior Court system, in cases where if a conviction is obtained, a defendant could be facing the death penalty. His superior track record has also earned him a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo. After he received his Juris Doctor cum laude from Western State College of Law in Irvine, California, Mr. Swanson served for several years as an attorney with the Orange County Public Defender before entering private practice in 1998.

Practice areas

Criminal defense

Focus areas

Arrest & arraignment, Assault & battery, Criminal fraud, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, Expungement, False accusations, Felony, Juvenile delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor vehicle offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex offenses, Tax evasion, Theft, Criminal domestic violence

  • 100% Criminal defense

First Admitted: 1991, California

Professional Webpage: http://daveswansonlaw.com/

  • Super Lawyer every year since 2006., Super Lawyer in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2005
Industry Groups:
  • Property Crimes
  • Crimes of Violence
  • Criminal: Serious Felony
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Crimes
  • DUI.

Office location for David E. Swanson

4100 Newport Place, Suite 550
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-591-8223


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

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