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Victoria Clare Heldman Swanson

Victoria Clare Heldman Swanson, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan 1975, Colorado 1984, United States District Court (eastern and western districts) Michigan 1975, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1977, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1980, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1983, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1984, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1989, certified: NBTA (civil trial advocate) 1994.

Background

  • Swanson, Victoria Clare Heldman was born on August 28, 1949. Daughter of Paul F. and Anne F. (Thomas) Schmitz.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in journalism with distinction, Ohio State University, 1972. Juris Doctor, University Detroit, 1975.

    Career

    • Associate Lopatin, Miller, Bindes & Freedman, Detroit, 1973—1976. Partner Schaden, Swanson & Lampert, 1977—1990, Sears, Anderson & Swanson, Professional Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1991—1996, Sears & Swanson, Colorado Springs, since 1997. Adjunct professor University Detroit School Law, 1982.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan 1975, Colorado 1984, United States District Court (eastern and western districts) Michigan 1975, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1977, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1980, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1983, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1984, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1989, certified: NBTA (civil trial advocate) 1994.

    Works

    • Author (chapter): (non-fiction) Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, 1992. Author, editor: handbook Colorado Auto Litigators Handbook, 1995, Colorado Courtroom Handbook, 1998, author, editor: 2nd edition, 2006, Colorado Evidence Handbook, 2005. Co-author (with Richard F. Schaden): (non-fiction) Product Design Liability, 1982.

      Co-author: (with others) Women Trial Lawyers: How They Succeed in Practice and in the Courtroom, 1986.

    Membership

    Member of Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (past president, Kripke Lifetime Achievement award 2005), American Association Justice, Colorado Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association.

    Connections

    • Married Louis M. Heldman, September 21, 1971 (divorced 1973). Married John Askins, February 28, 1975 (divorced 1977). Married Thomas C. Swanson, February 13, 1988 (divorced 2004).

      Married Spellman T. Richard, October 11, 2008.
    • father: Paul F. Schmitz
    • mother: Anne F. (Thomas) Schmitz
    • spouses: Louis M. Heldman
    • John Askins
    • Thomas C. Swanson
    • Spellman T. Richard
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    Born August 28, 1949
    (age 68)
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