John Philip Swart

John Philip Swart

Associate
Location:
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Phone:
888-746-8094
910-378-0556
Fax:
910-455-4068
Email:

John P. Swart "Jack" Swart graduated Magna Cum Laude from East Tennessee State University where he was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honorary society and named the Outstanding Senior in the College of Business Administration. He was also a member of tennis team. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee and was a member of The Order of the Coif. He practiced for several years in his hometown of Wilmington before moving to Jacksonville. He became associated with the firm in 1995. He has been active in local and state bar associations including the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and as Chairman of the Military Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Commerce. He has been a Board member, Secretary and President of the Jacksonville Noon Rotary Club. His practice is concentrated in the fields of personal injury, medical malpractice, commercial litigation and real estate.

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Collections & Repossessions
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Housing & Construction Defects
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Machinery & Tools
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Products & Devices
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Property Damage -- Plaintiff
  • Real Estate Law
  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Construction Liens
  • Defects

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1980

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1980
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Phi Kappa Phi
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
    • B.S. magna cum laude - 1974
    • Honors: Phi Kappa Phi
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Delta Sigma Pi Award as Top Graduate in College of Business
    • Honors: Varsity Tennis, 1970 to 1974
    • Major: Business Administration/ Marketing

Representative Clients

  • Jones/Onslow Electric Membership Corporation

Honors and Awards

  • Delta SigmaPi Award (ETSU) - # 1 Graduate, School of Business, 1974
  • Jacksonville/Onslow Civic Honoree of the Year, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Jacksonville/Onslow Chamber of Commerce, Board; Chairman Government Affairs, 1999 - 2003
  • Jacksonville Onslow Military Affairs Committee, Chairman, 2001 - 2002
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Education Committee, Chairman, 2009 - 2010
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Professional Negligence Section, Chairman, 2010 - 2011
  • Rotary Club of Jacksonville, President, 1996 - 1997

Past Employment Positions

  • Sperry, Scott & Cobb, Associate, 1981 - 1983
  • Sperry, Scott, Cobb & Swart, Partner, 1983 - 1986
  • Scott, Payne, Boyle and Swart, Partner, 1986 - 1990
  • John P. (Jack) Swart, P.A., Partner, 1990 - 1995
  • Ellis, Hooper, Warlick & Morgan, Associate, 1995 - 2002
  • Ward and Smith, P.A., Associate, 2004 - 2006

Pro Bono Activities

  • Rotary, President, 2000 - 2001

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Kappa Phi