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Jon K. Swanson

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Partner
Location:
West Des Moines, Iowa
Phone:
(515) 327-1750
Fax:
(515) 327-1250
Email:

Jon K. Swanson has been a partner in the Gaudineer & Comito, L.L.P. law firm and its predecessors since 1985. Mr. Swanson was born in Des Moines, Iowa on September 3, 1954. He received his preparatory education at the University of South Dakota, graduating with a B.S. degree, cum laude, in 1976. He received his legal education from the University of Iowa College of Law, where he earned his J.D. degree with distinction in 1979.

Mr. Swanson was admitted to the Iowa bar in 1979. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Iowa, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Prior to joining the firm in 1982, Mr. Swanson served as an Iowa Assistant Attorney General, in the Tort Claims Division, from 1979 to 1982. He is a member of the Polk County Iowa State and American Bar Associations, the Iowa Defense Counsel Association, the Defense Research Institute and the Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers.

Mr. Swanson's practice includes civil and administrative litigation.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1982

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Administrative Hearings & Adjudication
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Civil Rights
  • Age Discrimination
  • Disability & Illness Discrimination
  • Gay & Lesbian Rights
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Police Misconduct
  • Race Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Constitutional Law
  • Discrimination
  • Eminent Domain
  • Freedom of Information
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Prisoners' Rights
  • Search & Seizure Protections
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Americans with Disabilities Act -- Employee
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) -- Employee
  • Employee Rights -- Employee
  • Employment Contracts -- Employee
  • Employment Discrimination -- Employee
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) -- Employee
  • Municipal Employment -- Employee
  • Sexual Harassment -- Employee
  • Wage & Hour Laws -- Employee
  • Wrongful Termination -- Employee
  • Employment Law -- Employer
  • Americans with Disabilities Act -- Employer
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) -- Employer
  • Employee Rights -- Employer
  • Employment Contracts -- Employer
  • Employment Discrimination -- Employer
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) -- Employer
  • Municipal Employment -- Employer
  • Sexual Harassment -- Employer
  • Wage & Hour Laws -- Employer
  • Whistleblower -- Employer
  • Wrongful Termination -- Employer
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Law
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Directors' & Officers' Liability Insurance
  • Errors & Omissions Insurance
  • Fidelity, Guarantee & Surety
  • Insurance Malpractice
  • Insurance Subrogation
  • Life & Health
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Property & Casualty
  • Reinsurance
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Complex Litigation
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Personal Injury -- Defense
  • Animal Bites -- Defense
  • Assault & Battery -- Defense
  • Defamation & Privacy -- Defense
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Defense
  • Premises Liability -- Defense
  • Property Damage -- Defense
  • Slip and Fall -- Defense
  • Wrongful Death -- Defense
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Animal Bites -- Plaintiff
  • Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff
  • Defamation & Privacy -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
  • Property Damage -- Plaintiff
  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
  • State, Local & Municipal Law
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Municipal Corporations
  • Municipal Employment
  • Municipal Liability
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • State & Municipal Employees
  • Workers' Compensation Appeals
  • Workers' Compensation Defense
  • Workers' Compensation Subrogation

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1979
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: Moot Court Board(1978-1979)
  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • B.S.cum laude - 1976
    • Honors: Phi Eta Sigma
    • Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Polk County Iowa
  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers
  • C. Edwin Moore American Inn of Court

Past Employment Positions

  • Iowa Attorney General' Office, Assistant Attorney General, 1979 - 1982

Languages

  • English

Gaudineer, Comito & George, L.L.P., represents clients throughout Iowa and the Des Moines Metro Area, including Des Moines, West Des Moines, Urbandale, Waukee, Pleasant Hill, Ankeny, Indianola, Adel, Johnstown and Ames, and in the following counties: Polk County, Dallas County, Story County, Warren County, Madison County, Marion County and Marshall County.