Admitted to practice in Michigan on November 16, 1988.
(Multistate Bar Examination scaled score
of 163 in Michigan -- within top 7%.
Michigan Essay Exam not graded
because MBE score over 150.)
Admitted to practice in Hawaii on May 12, 1989.
(Hawaii Bar Examination scores are not released.)
Admitted to practice in the
District of Columbia on May 6, 1991.
(Admitted without examination on
basis of MBE score in Michigan and
MPRE raw score of 48 on scale of 0 to 50.)
Admitted on motion to practice in
Virginia on September 11, 1995.
Admitted to practice in Maryland on June 8, 1998
after passing Attorney's Bar Examination.
Admitted to bars of the:
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, D.C., Fourth and Ninth Circuits
U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Maryland, Eastern Virginia, Western Virginia, Eastern Michigan and Hawaii
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Districts of Eastern and Western Virginia
Registered to practice before the
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
on March 18, 1994.
Wayne State University Law School
Graduated May 14, 1988.
Book award for highest grade in
Equitable Remedies -- Winter 1988.
Michigan State University
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Graduated in 1983.
Lansing Community College
Associate Degrees in Data Processing (1980)
and Economics (1981).
Also attended the University of Hawaii
and Honolulu Community College.
Member of Swift & Swift, Attorneys at Law, P.L.L.C.
October 1, 2011 to present.
Self-employed in Arlington, Virginia
January 2, 1997 to February 25, 2003, and in
Alexandria, Virginia, February 26, 2003 to September 30, 2011,
doing business as Swift Law Office.
Specializing in patents, trademarks, copyrights,
and other intellectual property matters.
Litman Law Offices, Ltd., Arlington, Virginia
January 17, 1995 to December 31, 1996.
Patent searches; writing patent applications
and responses to Office Actions.
Has done patent searches and written utility, design,
and provisional patent applications in a wide variety
of classifications, principally for independent inventors.
General legal practice in Honolulu, Hawaii from 1989 to 1994.
Represented clients in civil and criminal cases
before state Circuit, District and Family Courts,
U.S. District Court, in state and federal administrative
hearings, and in state and federal appeals.
Civil cases included property, contract, tort, corporate, bankruptcy, trade-name,
workers' compensation, social security, divorce, paternity and adoption cases.
Free Legal Aid Clinic, Inc.
1986 - 1987
Advised and represented indigent clients in
civil cases under supervision of licensed attorneys.
Worked before law school as computer
programmer, salesman, and grocery clerk.
VOLUNTARY BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS:
American Bar Association
American Inns of Court
Federal Bar Association
Federal Circuit Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Alexandria Bar Association
Bar Association of Montgomery County
Prince George's County Bar Association
LAW & GRADUATE SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST SCORES:
Law School Admission Test (February 1983): 42 (92nd percentile)
Graduate Record Examination
General Test, October 1982 (pencil & paper):
Verbal: 800 (highest possible score)
Quantitative: 750 (89th percentile)
Analytical: 720 (91st percentile)
General Test, December 1995 (on computer):
Verbal: 760 (99th percentile)
Quantitative: 750 (90th percentile)
Analytical: 800 (highest possible score)
Economics Subject Test, October 1982: 760 (82nd percentile)
Biology Subject Test, October 1995: 910 (99th percentile)
Cellular and Molecular Biology subscore: 90
Organismal Biology subscore: 91
Ecology and Evolution subscore: 82
Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology Subject Test,
December 1995: 620 (84th percentile)
Biochemistry subscore: 62
Cell Biology subscore: 58
Molecular Biology and Genetics subscore: 62
History Subject Test, April 1996: 760 (99th percentile)
European History subscore: 73
United States History subscore: 76
Political Science Subject Test, October 1996: 760 (99th percentile)
Literature in English Subject Test, December 1996: 700 (97th percentile)
STEPHEN CHRISTOPHER SWIFT IS A MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS: