Donn A. Swift first joined the firm in 1982 and has spent his entire legal career with Lynch, Traub, Keefe and Errante He practices in the field of civil litigation and has tried cases in almost every court in the state. Donn’s area of practice includes the full scope of personal injury practice, including motor vehicle, premises liability, and product liability. In recent years, in addition to resolving many cases through settlement, Donn has tried cases that include soft tissue injuries from a motor vehicle accident, premises liability cases involving serious personal injuries, and wrongful death matters. Donn has advised clients on matters involving thousands as well as millions of dollars.
In 1978, Donn and his wife Nancy left Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, and moved to San Francisco where Donn attended the University of San Francisco School of Law. Donn graduated magna cum laude in 1981 and returned home to Connecticut with Nancy and daughters Jennifer and Elizabeth, who were born in San Francisco. After starting with Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante in 1982, his son Daniel was born the following year. Donn is now the proud grandfather of two grandsons, Cullen and Eli.
Donn learned the practice of law from the firm’s Founding Partner William Lynch, as well as Steve Traub, the Chairman of the Civil Litigation Department at the firm. In addition to being trained in the law, Bill and Steve also instilled in Donn the qualities of hard work and integrity. If you are seeking an attorney who can advise you on your rights and fully represent your interests, either through settlement or trial, then Donn is the person whom you should call.
Donn’s professional experience includes not only an active trial practice, but also service to the community and the courts. In addition to lecturing at various seminars to other attorneys on numerous topics relating to civil litigation, Donn has also served as a Special Master in the Federal Court and an Attorney Trial Referee/Arbitrator in the Connecticut Superior Court system. A variety of parties have also called on Donn to either arbitrate or mediate matters involving litigation.
Donn has been a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist since 1991 and has also participated in writing the exam for other attorneys to become board certified. In addition to being a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, Donn is an Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, first receiving this honor in 1993.
Many cases are resolved through a settlement before trial is reached. The most effective resolutions occur in cases that have been properly prepared and the clients properly advised. Donn’s years of experience allow him to do both so that your interests are fully protected.