Phone: 757-671-6000

Toll Free: 800-888-6005

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Getting results for our clients

Stephen C. Swain

Areas of practice:

  • Manufacturing and shipyard injuries

  • Conveyor belt injuries

  • Civil and criminal trials

  • Birth injuries

  • Medical malpractice

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Erb's palsy, anesthesia and surgical injuries

  • Nursing home litigation

  • Trucking and auto collisions

  • Vehicle fires

  • Vehicle design and defect litigation

  • Product liability


Bar Admissions 1972 North Carolina Supreme Court

1972 State of North Carolina

1972 State of Virginia

1972 United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

1972 Virginia Supreme Court

1974 United States District Court Eastern District of North Carolina

1974 United States District Court Middle District of North Carolina

1974 United States District Court Western District of North Carolina

1974 United States Supreme Court

1996 United States Court of Federal Claims

2005 South Carolina Supreme Court

2005 State of South Carolina



1964-1965 East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

1965-1969 University of North Carolina B.A., Liberal Arts, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

1969-1972 University of North Carolina J.D., Law Degree, School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Honors & Awards Super Lawyers of Virginia 2006 – present

Listed in “Best Lawyers in America” 1994 - present

"AV” Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory 1989 - present

Classes/Seminars1998 “Nursing Liability Pitfalls”, Tidewater Nursing Association

1999 “Voir Dire for Personal Injury Actions”, American Law Institute

2002 “Birth Injuries – Erb’s Palsy Shoulder Dystocia, Legal Implications”, Tidewater Erb’s Palsy Support Group

May 25, 2004 “Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Virginia”, National Business Institute, Norfolk, Virginia

July 21, 2005 “Medical Evidence in Virginia Courts: Your Guide to Effective Use@, National Business Institute, Norfolk, Virginia

February 10, 2005 ADefinitive Guide to Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims in Virginia@ National Business Institute, Norfolk, Virginia

June 17, 2011 “Litigation Experts: How to pick them, prep them, reserve them, present them and challenge them”, Virginia State Bar Summer Convention, Virginia Beach, Virginia


Professional associations and memberships

1972 - present: Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar Association

1972 - present: North Carolina State Bar Association

1972 - present: Virginia Beach Bar Association

1972 - present: Virginia State Bar Association

1972 - present: Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

1976: Virginia Stage Company Board Member and President

1986: Virginia Beach Bar Association, Treasurer

1986 - 1989: Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors

1987: Virginia Beach Bar Association, Secretary

1988: Virginia Beach Bar Association, Vice President

1989: Virginia Beach Bar Association, President

1993 - 1995: Virginia Beach Human Right Commission

1997 - 1998: Virginia Beach Resort Advisory Commission

1998 - present: Auto Information Exchange Group

1998 - 2002: Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

1999 - present: The American Inns of Court, Barrister

2000 - 2002: Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Editorial Board

2003 - 2007: North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Association

2004 - present: American Board of Trial Advocates

2005 - present: South Carolina Bar Association

2007: North Carolina Advocates for Justice

2007 - present: Virginia Bar Association

We have over

60 years of experience practicing law.

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Stephen now!


Steven C Swain Office

Serving Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk and Williamsburg