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Carol Swanson began her college education as a single mother at the age of 35. She received her undergraduate degree in 1987 from the University of Central Florida earnings honors during several semesters. (B.S. 1987). After passing the LSAT in the top 10% of the nation, she attended law school at the University of Florida and received her J.D. in 1990. The University of Florida awarded her honors for a 4.0 gpa semester and a Book Award in family law. Ms. Swanson also taught law school entrance examination classes for several years.

After first practicing criminal law, Ms. Swanson began practicing labor and employment law in 1992. She does appellate work for other attorneys and served on the Criminal CJA Panel of Federal Public Defenders doing Civil Rights work. To date, she has written over 140 appellate briefs in both civil and criminal appeals. She is a sole practitioner in the Law Offices of Carol Swanson.

She currently serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Seminole County Bar Association and is a member of the Florida Bar’s Appellate Law - Continuing Education Committee. She is also a member of the Orange County and Florida Bar Associations, the National Employment Lawyers Association and Florida Employment Lawyers Association.

Carol and her team have successfully appealed many cases. Click on some examples below for a complete review:
  Wright v. Southland Corp., 187 F.3d 1287, 80 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1280 (11th Cir. 1999); discussed in Barton, Determining the Meaning of "Direct Evidence" in Discrimination Cases Within the 11th Circuit - Why Judge Tjoflat was (W)right, 77 Fla.Bar.J. 42 (Oct. 2003).Download PDF  
  Paladino v. Avnet Computer Technologies Inc., 134 F.3d 1054, 76 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1315 (11th Cir. 1998) Download PDF  
  Stop & Shoppe Mart, Inc. v. Mehdi, 854 So.2d 784 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003) Download PDF  
  Rappa v. Island Club West Development, Inc., No. 5D03-3903 (Fla. 5th DCA 2004) Download PDF  
  Allstate Insurance Co. v. Ginsberg, 863 So.2d 156 (Fla. 2003) (wrote an amicus brief)  

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