Daniel D. Swanson

Of Counsel
(248) 746-4046

Dan Swanson is an attorney with extensive experience in employment litigation.

Most people are shocked to learn that less than one percent of all civil cases filed in our courts go to trial.

Today, substantial settlements and results for clients are often achieved by way of alternative resolution that includes arbitration, mediation and negotiation. I am not only a skilled litigator, but I am very experienced and successful in obtaining substantial awards and settlements by way of negotiation, mediation and arbitration. While most such resolutions are confidential, in employment disputes I regularly obtain settlements and awards for individual clients that are equal to one to three years of his or her annual compensation.

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I was very happy with the service you and the firm provided. You guys handled yourself in a very professional manner and were true advocates for me during this entire process.

- About Daniel D. Swanson


I was motivated to become a lawyer after observing how the law and courts could affect positive change during the Civil Rights movement.

Honors & Awards
  • Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers – 2018 to present
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Leaders in the Law” – 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law – 1995 to present
    • Detroit Employment Law Individuals “Lawyer of the Year” – 2024
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel “Respected Advocate Award” – 2019
  • Recognition for Pro Bono Service, U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan – 2014
  • DBusiness Top Lawyers – 2012, 2013 and 2015
  • Super Lawyers (Michigan) – 2006 to present; “Top 100”–2006, 2008, and 2010
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer –Peer Review Rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 (Martindale-Hubbell)
  • Advisory Committee
Seminars, Lectures, & Published Works
  • “Networking and Marketing for Employment Attorneys”, Moderator and Organizer, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Labor & Employment Law Institute, 2015-2019
  • “The Basics of the Family & Medical Leave Act,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education, August 2015
  • “Managing Your Role in the Litigation Process from Engagement to Trial,” Michigan Association of CPAs, May 21, 2014
  • “Making Your Case: Selling Yourself to Clients & the Courts,” Moderator and Organizer, State Bar of Michigan Labor & Employment Law Section, October 2, 2013
  • “Not So Fast: Understanding and Recognizing Claims of Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Michigan Public Policy”, The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 38th Annual Labor & Employment Law Institute Seminar, April 5, 2013
  • “Enforcing Non-Compete Agreements in a Reduction in Force Environment,” The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 36th Annual Labor & Employment Law Institute, April 14, 2011
  • “Wilderness of Employment Law: The Employer’s Compass,” CPE Mega Conference, October 20, 2010
  • “Damages from A to Z in Employment Actions: The Plaintiff’s Perspective,” The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 33rd Annual Labor & Employment Law Institute Seminar, April 10, 2008

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