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This profile was last updated on 8/24/08  and contains information from public web pages.

Mr. Gregory R. Swygert

Wrong Gregory R. Swygert?
Capital Post-Conviction Project
 
Background

Employment History

  • Plaintiff's Civil Rights Attorney
    Loevy & Loevy
  • Staff Attorney for Office of the Capital Post-Conviction Unit
    State Appellate Defender
  • Legal Clinic

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • bachelor's degree
    Duke University
Web References
Attorney Gregory Swygert, Loevy & Loevy, Chicago, Illinois
www.loevy.com, 24 Aug 2008 [cached]
Gregory SwygertAttorney Gregory Swygert, Loevy & Loevy, Chicago, Illinois
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Gregory Robert Swygert
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Greg graduated with honors from the Northwestern University School of Law in 2003.During his time at law school, he worked in the Legal Clinic's Center on Wrongful Convictions.His final year, Greg witnessed former Governor Ryan's mass commutation of Illinois' Death Row.
Following law school, Greg moved to New Orleans, passed the Louisiana Bar Exam and joined the Capital Post-Conviction Project of Louiana.Greg defended death sentenced inmates at the state post-conviction and federal habeas corpus litigation stages until he left in August of 2005.
After two years in New Orleans, Greg moved to Detroit to become a two-year law clerk for the Honorable Arthur J. Tarnow of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
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After his clerkship and having passed the Illinois Bar Exam, Greg joined Loevy & Loevy.Greg has been admitted to practice by the Illinois Supreme Court, the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Eastern District of Michigan, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Middle District of Louisiana, and the Western District of Louiaina.
Biography | www.RyanSwygert.com
www.mattryanlaw.com, 12 Oct 2012 [cached]
Gregory R. Swygert 33 N. Dearborn, Suite 600 Chicago, IL 60602 Phone (312) 332-5675 Fax (312) 263-4670
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Greg Swygert joined the law firm as a partner in 2012. Mr. Swygert has extensive experience in complex criminal appeals. Mr. Swygert also has significant experience with civil litigation at the trial level, and has represented clients in state and federal courts in Illinois, Indiana, and Louisiana.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Swygert was a staff attorney for Illinois' Office of the State Appellate Defender's Capital Post-Conviction Unit, a unit dedicated to representing individuals on Death Row during their state post-conviction appeals. While there, Mr. Swygert won a habeas corpus proceeding in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals granting his client a new sentencing hearing in state court. He was also awarded the Richard E. Cunningham Award in 2011 for his work representing death sentenced clients.
Before joining the State Appellate Defender, Mr. Swygert practiced as a plaintiff's civil rights attorney at the law firm of Loevy & Loevy in Chicago. While at Loevy & Loevy, Mr. Swygert represented numerous plaintiffs in § 1983 civil rights lawsuits and the federal court-appointed administrator of Cook County's Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.
Mr. Swygert also was a two-year law clerk for the Honorable Arthur J. Tarnow of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan.
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During Mr. Swygert's clerkship, Judge Tarnow twice sat on panels of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Immediately upon graduation from law school, Mr. Swygert joined the Capital Post-Conviction Unit of Louisiana in New Orleans where he defended Louisiana's Death Row inmates during their state post-conviction and federal habeas corpus appeals.
Mr. Swygert graduated cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law, where he actively participated in the Bluhm Legal Clinic's Center on Wrongful Convictions. He received his bachelor's degree from Duke University.
Mr. Swygert is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Louisiana, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, the Northern District of Indiana, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana.
Biography | www.RyanSwygert.com
www.ryanswygert.com [cached]
Gregory R. Swygert 33 N. Dearborn, Suite 600 Chicago, IL 60602 Phone (312) 332-5675 Fax (312) 263-4670
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Greg Swygert joined the law firm as a partner in 2012. Mr. Swygert's practice covers a broad range of legal matters including criminal defense, commercial litigation, whistle blower actions, and plaintiff's civil rights. With an extensive background in complex criminal appeals, Mr. Swygert represents clients for their criminal appeals at both the direct appeal and post-conviction stages. He also specializes in counseling clients involved in partnership disputes and has significant civil litigation experience at the trial level, having represented clients in state and federal courts in Illinois, Indiana, and Louisiana.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Swygert was a staff attorney for Illinois' Office of the State Appellate Defender's Capital Post-Conviction Unit, a unit dedicated to representing individuals on Death Row during their state post-conviction appeals. While there, Mr. Swygert won a habeas corpus proceeding in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals granting his client a new sentencing hearing in state court. He was also awarded the Richard E. Cunningham Award in 2011 for his work representing death sentenced clients.
Before joining the State Appellate Defender, Mr. Swygert practiced as a plaintiff's civil rights attorney at the law firm of Loevy & Loevy in Chicago. While at Loevy & Loevy, Mr. Swygert represented numerous plaintiffs in § 1983 civil rights lawsuits and the federal court-appointed administrator of Cook County's Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.
Mr. Swygert also was a two-year law clerk for the Honorable Arthur J. Tarnow of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan.
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During Mr. Swygert's clerkship, Judge Tarnow twice sat on panels of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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