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Daniel D. "Dan" Swanson

One Towne Square, Suite 1700 Southfield, Michigan 48076
Firm: Sommers Schwartz PC
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Sommers Schwartz PC

Years In Practice

Phone Number (248) 746-4046

Dan Swanson has extensive experience in employment litigation, handling claims of

Breach of Employment Contract

Non-Competition Agreements

Discrimination (race, age, sex, disability etc.)

Whistleblower Claims

Wrongful Termination

Sales Representative Commission Disputes

Family& Medical Leave Act Claims

Severance Negotiations

Dan’s practice is unique in that he represents both employees and employers across a number of industries such as automotive manufacturers and suppliers, vocational schools, computer sales and services companies, and food distributors. He also has substantial commercial litigation experience and this broad background informs his balanced perspective as a state court case evaluator for employment and complex commercial cases. Along with his success in trying employment cases in federal and state courts, he is also very effective in alternative dispute resolution processes such as arbitration, facilitation, and mediation. A skilled negotiator, he frequently achieves his clients’ goals without the additional time and expense associated with litigation. Imaginative and aggressive application of the law characterizes Dan’s philosophy, and his clients have described him as thoughtful, innovative, smart, caring, and responsive. Employment-related disputes are often intense and personal, and his approach, knowledge of the law, ethics, and passionate advocacy is critical to his ability to effectively represent and secure favorable outcomes for his clients.



What legal services does this lawyer offer?
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Daniel D. Swanson
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Employment Law - Individuals, Detroit (2018)
  • LawDragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers– 2018

    Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Leaders in the Law” – 2014

    Listed in Best Lawyers for Employment Law each year since 1995

    Recognition for Pro Bono Service, U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan – 2014

    DBusiness Top Lawyer – 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)

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Juris Doctor
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Bachelor of General Studies
Contact Details and Office Locations
Office: (248) 746-4046
One Towne Square, Suite 1700
Southfield, Michigan 48076
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