Franklin "Lyn" Swartz
Criminal Defense Law | Personal Injury Law

Franklin "Lyn" Swartz is known as the lawyer's lawyer. Mr. Swartz has developed an outstanding reputation in the courtroom for the results that he has been able to achieve for his clients during his thirty-seven year career. He specializes in criminal law with an emphasis in Federal Court Practice and White Collar Crime and is an accomplished personal injury lawyer. Mr. Swartz is frequently quoted by the news media for the high profile cases in which has participated. Mr. Swartz is the past Chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. He has achieved an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest available rating. He is listed in the "Best Lawyers in America" since 1996 and has been inducted into the elite American College of Trial Attorneys. Mr. Swartz has been recognized by Virginia Business Magazine in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 as one of the "Legal Elite" in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He has been recognized as a "Super Lawyer" in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 by the Law and Politics and Richmond Magazine Publications. He is a lifelong resident of the Tidewater area and attended both undergraduate and law school at the University of Virginia.

Bar Admissions
    University of Virginia,
  • LL.B., 1964
    University of Virginia,
  • B.A., 1961
    Admitted 1964
  • Virginia




Norfolk - Portsmouth Bar Association (Chairman: Criminal Courts Committee, 1980-1986; Board of Governors, Criminal Law Section, 1984-1985); Virginia State Bar (Member, Board of Governors, Criminal Law Section, 1981?); Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys; American College of Trial Attorneys.