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Franklin Swartz

Attorney Franklin Swartz is known amongst many circles as the lawyer's lawyer. Mr. Swartz has established a reputation in the courtroom over the past 37 years for the results he has achieved for his clients. Mr. Swartz’s specialty is criminal law with an emphasis in Federal Court Practice and white collar crime. He is also an accomplished personal injury lawyer.


He has been frequently quoted by the local news media with regard to the numerous high profile cases in which he has participated. Mr. Swartz is the former Chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. Additionally, he has earned and achieved an A.V. rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest available rating.


Mr. Swartz has been listed in the “Best Lawyers in America” since 1996 and has been inducted into the elite American College of Trial Attorneys. Mr. Swartz has been included in the “Legal Elite” in the Commonwealth of Virginia by Virginia Business Magazine. He has also been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by the Law and Politics and Richmond Magazine Publications.


Attorney Swartz is a lifelong resident of the Tidewater area and attended both undergraduate and law school at the University of Virginia.


Areas of Practice

Criminal defense law (federal and state), white collar crime, internet crime, traffic defense, personal injury law, professional licensing law



University of Virginia LL.B., 1964

University of Virginia B.A.,   1961


Bar Admissions

Admitted 1964 Virginia



Norfolk – Portsmouth Bar Association (Chairman: Criminal Courts Committee, 1980-1986; Board of Governors, Criminal Law Section, 1984-1985); Virginia State Bar (Member, Board of Governors, Criminal Law Section, 1981); Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys; American College of Trial Attorneys.

About Attorney Franklin "Lyn" Swartz

Make sure your rights are fully protected. Attorney Franklin Swartz of Swartz, Taliaferro, Swartz, & Goodove has

over 37 years of legal experience to help you achieve the results.

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