William Swor and Associates is a Detroit based law-firm with 43 years of experience defending Federal and State investigations of controversial issues. We have successfully lead defense cases for Americans accused of terrorism and plotting against the American government.
Our firm has successfully defended international money laundering accusations, parents accused of murdering their children, business men accused of drug trafficking, and Americans accused of terrorism and plotting to overthrow the American government. Our firm handles matters involving Physicians and Health-care issues, both criminal and administrative. These cases include Licensing and Medicare Disputes. The firm also handles Federal Civil Rights litigation, Immigration Services and Criminal Defense.
Our firm was started by the principal attorney William W. Swor in 1972, and he still actively leads the firm today. With over 43 years of experience defending Federal and State investigations and controversial issues, William Swor and Associates has become a first choice for legal defense across the country.
Attorney Profile William W. Swor
William W. Swor has consistently provided representation consistent with the highest standards of practice. In March of 2015 he successfully defended a Canadian business man falsely accused of attempting to smuggle cocaine into the United States. Mr. Swor's client was facing a minimum mandatory sentence of ten years but was acquitted of all charges. In January of 2014, Mr. Swor successfully defended a father accused by the state of Michigan of murdering his 11-month old son. His client was acquitted of all charges.
Mr. Swor has tried many politically charged cases. In He was lead counsel for Arab Americans falsely accused of conspiracy to engage in terrorism following September 11, 2001. He has defended charities accused by the United States government of providing support to terrorism. In 2013 he successfully defended Americans accused of conspiring to overthrow the United States government.
He has authored articles on various aspects of the practices of law and speaks frequently on legal issues in both print and electronic media. He has frequently been invited to speak to lawyers on continuing legal education topics and matters.
Practitioners Advisory Group to the United States Sentencing Committee 1995-present
Advisory Board ACLU of Michigan 2011–present
Fellow & Board of Governors American Board of Criminal Lawyers 2006–present
A Vice President American Bar of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2016-Present
Director Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan 2000–present
Member American Arbitration Association 1980–present
Member Federal Bar Association 1980–present
Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1980–present
Member Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association 1976–present
Member Macomb County Bar Association 1973–present
Member State Bar of Michigan 1972–present
Wayne State University Law JD - Juris Doctorate 1972
Oakland University BA - Bachelor of Arts 1969
The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers Martindale-Hubbell 2003-2017
AVVO Clients Choice Award 2017
Criminal Justice Act Recognition United States District Court EDM 2012
Legal Professional of the Year American Arab Chamber of Commerce 2010
Rodney Thaxton "Against All Odds Award" Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami Chapter 2008
Bernard Gottfried Award ACLU of Michigan, Detroit Chapter 2006
Defender of Justice Award National Lawyers Guild 2005
Justice for All Award Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan 2004
William W. Swor & Associates
1120 Ford Building
615 Griswold Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Office: (313) 967-0200
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