J. TAYLOR SWICK
Taylor Swick has practiced law in Arizona since 2010, and is experienced with commercial litigation, corporate law, Cannabis law, family law, federal Indian Law, insurance defense, criminal defense, and regulatory and zoning work. Mr. Swick has worked mostly in mid-sized firms where he has excelled in client relations and having a superior work ethic. Mr. Swick joined The 928 Law Firm in 2021 and is now a partner with the firm.
Mr. Swick’s previous law firms mainly handled various forms of litigation and insurance defense work. At his previous firms, Mr. Swick has become corporate counsel for a variety of different companies in Arizona, including in the Cannabis industry. Mr. Swick also has extensive experience with civil, criminal, and family law cases, and has litigated cases in Maricopa, Coconino, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, and Navajo Counties as well as numerous tribal courts in Arizona. Mr. Swick has handled a variety of insurance defense cases, including construction defect cases, vehicle accidents, and contractor defense work.
Mr. Swick has also worked as a Cannabis lobbyist and was formerly employed in the Cannabis industry in Arizona. Prior to Arizona's legalization of recreational adult Cannabis use, Mr. Swick worked as a medical marijuana attorney and also worked a lobbyist at the Arizona Capitol. Mr. Swick brought sophisticated and strategic lobbying efforts to the Arizona government through his relationships with sitting members of the legislature and staff at the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services. During his time as a lobbyist, Mr. Swick monitored legislative meetings, engaged in testimony, and regularly met with legislators. He also brought the industry to the legislature through individual meetings and presentations.
Since Arizona's legalization of recreational adult Cannabis use, Mr. Swick has continuously represented numerous medical marijuana and recreational Cannabis businesses. Mr. Swick also has direct ties to Cannabis dispensaries outside of Arizona in his personal capacity, and therefore understands the needs of all plant-related and ancillary businesses in the Cannabis realm. He is also a member of Arizona's Cannabis Bar Association.
After leaving his position as a lobbyist, Mr. Swick returned to private legal practice and representation of Arizona Cannabis and non-Cannabis businesses, including assistance with management, compliance, regulatory issues, litigation, and challenges to dispensary licenses. In his work for Arizona's Cannabis industry, Mr. Swick has dealt with many issues that can arise for medical marijuana and recreational Cannabis businesses.
Arizona state courts
U.S. District Court - District of Arizona
J.D., Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (2009)
Law, Science, and Technology Certificate
Highest Pro Bono Distinction Level
Environmental Law Society (President and VP)
Student/Faculty Sustainability Law and Policy Research Cluster
Attorney General’s Office ASU Satellite Clinic (President)
Corporate and Business Law Society (Member)
Small Business Law Students Association (Member)
B.A., Colgate University (2006)
Accomplishments, Awards, and Positions:
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore (Family Law)
Coconino County Bar Association (Member)
National Lawyers Guild - Central AZ Chapter (Executive Board Member)
Liberty Project (President and Pro Bono Organizer)
Defenders of Children (Director)