Paul E. (Trip) Swain III

Paul E. (Trip) Swain III

Attorney
Location:
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Phone:
800-734-2312
Fax:
918-599-0136
Email:

Attorney Paul E. Swain III offers over thirty (30) years of experience in business and legal expertise to his clients. He has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating -- an AV rating, recognizing him for his high legal ability and ethical standards in the practice of law. Mr. Swain also is a Fellow in the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA). Paul E. Swain PLC is a general practice law firm located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, representing individuals and businesses in their various day to day legal needs. Our goal is to vigorously represent our clients and help them satisfy their legal needs at a reasonable cost. Mr. Swain's areas of practice include:

  • Adoptions
  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianships and Probate
  • Commercial Law and Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Business Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Employment Law and Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Transactions
  • Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use Planning
  • Negligence
  • Civil and Constitutional Rights
  • Creditor Rights

Paul E. Swain received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Oklahoma in 1977 and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1982, where he was an editor of the Oklahoma Law Review. Before forming his own law firm, Mr. Swain was an attorney, and later, shareholder in the Tulsa law firm of Boone, Smith, Davis, Hurst & Dickman for 18 years. He also served as a law clerk for the Honorable James O. Ellison, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma for 5 years.

Paul E. Swain is a member of the American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association and the Tulsa County Bar Association (member of the Professional Responsibility Committee). He was admitted to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma in 1982, the Eastern District of Oklahoma in 1983 and the Western District of Oklahoma in 1998. Mr. Swain was admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals - Tenth Circuit in 1990. He is a Master of the Hudson-Hall-Wheaton Chapter of the American Inns of Court and has an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Paul Swain is actively engaged in numerous civic organizations including an active membership in the Rotary Club of Tulsa and he currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Heritage Family Services Adoption Agency. Mr. Swain is a past Chairman and board member of the Ronald McDonald Charities of Tulsa and currently is a member of the Ronald McDonald Charities Advisory Board. Mr. Swain is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA).

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Guardianships and Probate
  • Business Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Commercial Law and Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Transactions
  • Family Law
  • Business Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Employment Law and Litigation
  • Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use Planning
  • Negligence
  • Civil and Constitutional Rights
  • Creditor Rights

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1989

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 1982
    • Law Review: Oklahoma Law Review, Editor, 1981 - 1982
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
    • B.B.A. - 1977
    • Major: Finance

Published Works

  • The 1996 Oklahoma Adoption Act, Oklahoma Bar Journal, Vol 67 No. 48 Page 3965

Representative Clients

  • Republic Industries
  • FFG Insurance Co.
  • GasTech Engineering Corp.
  • Heritage Family Services, Inc.
  • ENGlobal Engineering, Inc
  • Genesis Performance Castings

Classes/Seminars

  • OBA Presentation - A Look at the Baby Girl Veronica Case & Its Impact on the Indian Child Welfare Act in Oklahoma

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Fellow in the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Inns of Court
  • Hudson-Hall-Wheaton Chapter, Master
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Rotary Club of Tulsa, Member
  • Advisory Board of Nightlight Christian Adoption Agency
  • Ronald McDonald Charities of Tulsa, Past Chairman and Board Member
  • Ronald McDonald Charities Advisory Board, Member
  • American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Courts - Northern District of Oklahoma, Law Clerk, 2000 - 2005
  • Boone Smith Davis Hurst & Dickman, Partner, 1982 - 2000

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Alpha Tau Omega
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