James A. Swaim


Detroit Office
(313) 446-1530

Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated
2017 Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law, The American Lawyer and Martindale Hubell


  • B.A., Western Michigan University, 1988
  • J.D., The American University, Washington College of Law, 1991

Bar Admissions:

  • Michigan, 1992
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1992
  • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2003
  • Massachusetts, 2010
  • New Hampshire, 2011

Professional Memberships:

  • State Bar Of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Director, 2013 – 2014


  • Automobile No-Fault Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Defense Litigation


  • No-Fault Newsline, Court of Appeals Allows Use of Equitable Estoppel to Toll PIP Statute of Limitations, January 2008
  • No-Fault Newsline, Court Allows Evidence of PIP Claims Handling, July 2008
  • Boundaries, Circumstantial Evidence Does Not Offer Landowner Notice of Hazardous Condition, July 2008
  • No-Fault Newsline, Court Confirms The No-Fault Statute Of Limitations Is Not Tolled For Minors, March 2006
  • Avoiding Lawsuits, Michigan Golf Course Owners Association, 2006
  • Avoiding Lawsuits: Attorney Offers Business Owners Six Ways to Guard Against Legal Trouble, Michigan Restaurateur, October 2005