OAKLAND – One of the
partners at Edison, McDowell & Hetherington LLP continues to be seen as a
Swick has been honored by Super Lawyers and included in their 2016 list of
Northern California Rising Stars. This is the second time that Swick has made
the list; her name was also selected in 2013.
"I am grateful to be in a narrow class
of individuals who receive this type of recognition,” she told the Northern California Record.
Having worked in the areas of insurance coverage, business and
class-action disputes, she has been successful in insurance coverage cases such
as general liability, personal lines, entertainment liability and employment
liability. She has also represented insurers, financial institutions,
pharmaceutical companies and startups who have been accused of unfair
competition in court.
"After practicing in
this area for 10 years, I continue to enjoy the intellectual stimulation of
insurance coverage law and the fact that it is ever-changing. This, coupled with
the wonderful clients I represent, makes it a very satisfying law practice.”
that having such honors reflected well, not only on her career but for what she
could offer clients as well.
"My clients know that the person who is
their advocate both in court and to opposing counsel is at the top of the
litigation class and presents a reputable, honest and impressive face for the
obtained her J.D. at the University of California at Berkeley in 2003.
that her expertise and career have expanded over the years to offer clients the
representation they needed.
clients have larger needs on a litigation front than just coverage. Insurance
carriers are being sued in class-action matters under a variety of consumer
statutes. Our coverage practice is evolving to meet the needs of our clients,
which includes consumer class actions and industry representation, along with
advocacy before the Department of Insurance. My practice continues to evolve to
meet the needs of my clients.”
served the California Women Lawyers by acting as a member of the executive committee, treasurer and the first vice president since 2009.
One of the
founding partners of Edison, McDowell & Hetherington’s California office,
she believes in the firm’s ability to serve clients.
keep coming back to us again and again to represent them in many states outside
of California and Texas, where we have offices. This speaks volumes to both our
success in litigation and the service we provide.”
The firm was
recognized by Chambers & Partners USA, which has been ranking the best
lawyers for more than 25 years.
Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society, has also named Swick a Fellow.
There are only about 3,500 Fellows, of those less than 1 percent are from
the United States.