Mr. Swift’s practice concentrates on civil litigation, business law, family law, personal injury, estate planning, and criminal defense. Swift has a passion for zealously representing his clients and has previously represented clients in immigration, criminal, and employment law matters. In addition to his legal experience, Swift has worked in legislative and policy advocacy for over fifteen years, serving as a legislative aide in the Oregon Legislature and later leading the passage of a historic expansion of collective bargaining laws in 2017.
Marcus earned his Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law, where he was selected as the top Public Interest Law Student of his graduating class due to his hundreds of hours of pro bono service and leadership of several pro bono projects, organizations, and boards. During that time he was an Environmental Law Research Assistant for Professor Michael Burger, and an intern for Rhode Island Legal Aid, represented clients at the Massachusetts Public Defenders Office, and practiced in the RWU Law Immigration Clinic.
Oregon State Bar
Oregon State Bar House of Delegates (2016-2019)
Street Roots, Board of Directors (2014-2016)
U.S. District Court of Oregon Reentry Court Mentor (2016)
Multnomah Bar Association Imprint Reading Program Mentor (2015)
Marcus was born and raised in rural Nebraska. He enjoys spending time with friends and exploring the many wonders of the Columbia River Gorge. He enjoys hiking, camping, cooking, reading, movies, and travel. He is also an avid sports fan and roots for the Portland Trailblazers, Portland Timbers FC, and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Roger Williams University School of Law, Rhode Island, 2014, Top Public Interest Law Student
Bellevue University, Nebraska, 2007
Admitted to Practice:
2014, Oregon State Bar #144431