and have enjoyed tremendous positive feedback from our clients
over the last 25+ years we have been practicing law in Colorado.
2017 Top Attorney
Areas of Practice
2014 Top Attorney
Voted a 2017 Top Attorney
The Law Office of Stephen H. Swift, P.C. was recently selected as one of
four Top Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys in Colorado Springs by Colorado
Springs STYLE Magazine. This award was based upon a peer-to-peer
online survey conducted in conjunction with members of the El Paso
County Bar Association.
Who was surveyed? Approximately 1,100 licensed attorneys in El Paso
County were invited via email to complete the survey, with electronic
reminders sent by the El Paso County Bar Association encouraging participation.
Stephen Swift, managing attorney, has practiced bankruptcy law in the Colorado
Springs area for over 25 years. During that time he has helped thousands of
Colorado residents obtain debt relief through Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy
filings. Mr. Swift also conducts bankruptcy litigation involving the liquidation of
tax debts and student loans, allegations of bankruptcy fraud and other matters.
About 50% of the practice is devoted to litigation.
95% - Bankruptcy (High Level of Expertise)
5% - Adoptions
Stephen H. Swift: Education
Mr. Swift received his law degree at Saint Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri.
He graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. degree in both English and in History.
In addition to English, he also speaks both French and Spanish.
Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
- B.A., 1981 Major: English Major: History
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
- A.A., 1974 Major: French Major: Spanish
Professional Associations & Memberships
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1995 - to Present
Colorado Bar Association, Member, 1985 – Present
El Paso County Bar Association, Member, 1985 – Present
El Paso County Bar Association, Member Bankruptcy Subsection,
1985 – Present
U.S. District Court
Volunteer, Federal Prison, Florence, CO
Boy Scouts of America
Stephen H. Swift is licensed and admitted to practice law in:
Colorado, June 20, 1985 - Present
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, May 11, 1988 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, Sept. 27, 2011 - Present
U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, 10th Circuit
Mr. Swift has impressive track record of success throughout his professional
career in legal representations. A few of the successes achieved include:
In re Moosman, 437 B.R. 385, affirmed 2013 WL 4460001.
- This case decided what portion of the cash value in life insurance
the debtor is entitled to keep when filing bankruptcy.
In re Borgman, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, (10th Cir. B.A.P. 2012)
- This case decided what portion of the child tax credit the debtor is
entitled to keep when filing bankruptcy.
In re Dunckley, 452 B.R. 241 (10th Cir. B.A.P. 2011)
Voted a 2014 Top Attorney
The Law Office of Stephen H. Swift, P.C. was recently selected as one of four
Top Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys in Colorado Springs by Colorado Springs
STYLE Magazine. This award was based upon a peer-to-peer online survey
conducted in conjunction with members of the El Paso County Bar Association.
Who was surveyed? Approximately 1,100 licensed attorneys in El Paso County
were invited via email to complete the survey, with electronic reminders sent by
the El Paso County Bar Association encouraging participation.
"We found Swift Law Firm while doing a search online. We are so glad we did! The entire staff was very friendly and professional, and they didn't make you feel stupid for having to file. " – Ron & Ann N., Colorado Springs, CO
"I found Swift Law to be very professional, but welcoming. All my questions were answered and my fears aleved. Patti was fabulous, and I knew everything was in good hands with Valerie. My attorney Matt was very professional and kind. " – Karena Q., Colorado Springs, CO
"We visited the website and found it was easily available. We would recommend Swift Law. The girls in the office were awesome!! They were always available to answer questions and easy to work with. Mr. Swift was awesome too! He took care of our bankruptcy in just 2 visits. He was thorough and we felt he always looked out for our best interest. " – Anonymous, Colorado Springs, CO
"Steve has built good relationships with others in the community. It was extremely helpful and productive to work with anyone he recommended from having the home value assessed to other services.
I have only met with and dealt with a few others in the office on occassion. Each and every person was caring and respectful.
Overall, my experience with Steve, Patti and the rest of the team has been excellent. There were situations and challenges after filing that I thought I would never get thru. The Swift team was there to listen, help and provide any service or time I asked for. The calm and professional demeanor of the office is greatly appreciated. The joy of ending my bankruptcy is also met with a good feeling of knowing there are caring individuals in Colorado Springs that actually work to help people and to make a lasting difference in the lives of so many. " – John C., Colorado Springs, CO
"Upon my first visit to the office, I was in an unfamiliar part of town. I was also bewildered and experiencing anxiety. I was not even sure I should be there or how to proceed in a very new situation where my back was against a wall. The first person I met in the office was Ms. Patti. I have to say that Patti has the absolutely right demeanor and is extremely successful in her position. Patti has a slight but comforting smile and persona. She is confident but not arrogant in processing the needs of clients. I do not feel that this is a small achievement in any way. I feel Patti in many ways sets the tone for the office as the gate keeper of the office and emotional clients. Patti definitely helped me thru this process with her silent and dedicated service to me, the clients and the office." – John C., Colorado Springs, CO
"Upon entering Steve's office, one immediately knows they have entered his "zone". Steve will talk, think, contemplate, then act. He then spins his chair around, garbs paper, types on the computer and zaps something thru the printer. Occasionally, a document needs to be scanned or something else from outside the office is needed, and Zap someone appears without having to yell down a hall or call out. There is definitely a team here that is in sync. There may be a question out of the blue suddenly or a brief conversation about something else. The whole time, Steve is on point. I felt from day one, a trustworthy confidence in placing my future in his hands. I was not wrong. I also never once felt rushed, brushed off or that my concerns were not his. I felt that Steve is in this for me and his clients. I have a debt, gratitude and confidence in Steve and the Swift team that far exceeds the fees pain. " – John C., Colorado Springs, CO