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Michael J Swanson

Michael J Swanson

Swanson and Sackett, P.C.
  • Family Law, Divorce, Probate ...
  • Illinois
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Michael J. Swanson is an experienced courtroom attorney who knows how to navigate the court system to aggressively represent his clients and maximize favorable outcomes. Prior to joining the law firm of Swanson & Sackett P.C., Michael served as the Managing Attorney in the Madison County State's Attorney's Office child support division. In this role, he handled thousands of cases each year and gained extensive courtroom experience. Michael earned his Juris Doctorate at Saint Louis University and his bachelor's degree at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), which he attended following his six-year enlistment with the U.S. Air Force. Michael served on active duty as a Chinese translator. Stationed in Hawaii, Texas, and California, he has knowledge of the unique challenges facing military members and their spouses experiencing issues related to divorce, child support orders, custody, visitation, and criminal issues. Michael is licensed to practice in Illinois and is a current member of the Madison County Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association.

Saint Louis University School of Law
J.D. (2006) | Law
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Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
B.A. (2005) | History
Honors: Cum Laude
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Defense Language Institute
Certificate in Mandarin Chinese (1998) | Mandarin Chinese
Honors: Awarded diploma with honors
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Professional Experience
Swanson and Sackett, P.C.
- Current
Lead Attorney - Child Support Enforcement Division
Madison County State's Attorney's Office
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6300992
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
    Free thirty minute telephone consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
  • Chinese: Spoken
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Swanson and Sackett, P.C.
Contact & Map
Swanson and Sackett, P.C.
315 North Main Street, Suite 1
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Telephone: (618) 692-8225