Julie Anne Swain graduated with Honors from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1996.

Ms. Swain received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology-Law Enforcement at Fresno State University, graduating in 1993.

Julie Anne Swain is admitted to practice in California as well as the United States District Court, Central District of California.

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of California-Criminal Law Section

Certified Criminal Law Specialist

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association

Orange County Lavender Bar Association-Member, Board of Directors

Julie Anne Swain, APC A Professional Corporation

260 St. Ann's Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Phone 714.258.8382 Fax 714.242.1733

People v. Jason R. (2010)

Photo Courtesy of the Orange County Register

Criminal Defense - A seasoned criminal defense lawyer, Ms. Swain has handled some of the most serious and high profile murder cases in Southern California. In addition to her fierce trial advocacy for her clients, Ms. Swain has successfully negotiated thousands of criminal cases.


Accomplished - Over sixty criminal jury trials including: DNA, Cell Phone Evidence, Gangs, Burglary, Domestic Violence, DUI, Drugs, Murder, Sexual Assault, Robbery and Three Strikes.

Insightful - Ms. Swain’s intimate knowledge of the Southern California courts and courtroom presence offers clients a singular opportunity to navigate the criminal justice system.


Professional - Personally represents each client with compassion and discretion, yet still committed to aggressively protecting your rights.

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