Kevin Swick Looks to the Past and Future of Litigation at AR&H
Kevin Swick has practiced law for almost 42 years, focusing on litigation since the early eighties. As the head of the litigation department at Aronoff, Rosen & Hunt, he wants to help clients achieve the best possible outcome — whether that’s inside or outside the courtroom.
Living and Working in the I-75 Corridor
Kevin was born in Detroit, MI, and has slowly been working his way down the I-75 corridor.
“My dad wanted me to be a doctor, but I don’t know why,” Kevin says. “He wasn’t a doctor!” Instead, Kevin went to the University of Cincinnati, earning an Economics degree before getting his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law. He also served as Associate Editor of the University of Dayton Law Review and has continued to publish frequently in the areas of evidence and trial practice.
Kevin focuses his practice at AR&H on trial advocacy. He has been involved in numerous jury trials, arbitrations and mediations in a wide variety of cases, including complex litigation. Along with his work in Ohio, Kevin is admitted to practice in Kentucky, Florida and Federal Courts.
Litigation in the Time of COVID
Kevin’s goal is always to save the client money. Many times that means staying out of court.
“It’s become much more beneficial over time to seek a summary judgment, dispositive motion or other means to accelerate a trial or avoid a trial by jury or judge altogether,” says Kevin. “Our clients tend to be builders, and litigation can be expensive and time-consuming at the best of times.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated a trend that he’s noticed for years. Trials can now back up for months if not years, but attorneys must prepare anyway in case the judge is ready.
Lawyers are critical for navigating the judicial system even in the absence of a trial. Kevin explains, “If you’re being sued, come to AR&H. If you’ve experienced a grievous personal injury, come to us. Individuals representing themselves are at a tremendous disadvantage in court. And businesses absolutely need a lawyer because they can’t represent themselves in court.”
Although AR&H doesn’t cover divorce, bankruptcy or criminal cases, the firm is still here to help.
“We want to provide you effective representation,” says Kevin. “We have many connections in the community, and we’re going to find a way to help you no matter what. If it’s not something we cover, we’ll find someone else to cover you.”
Looking to the Future
Tina M. Donnelly became managing partner of AR&H in January 2022, and Kevin looks forward to building on the success of the practice.
“We’re going to become even more tech savvy, and focus our probate and estate planning as well,” he says.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, including a daughter and granddaughter who live in Spain — which is perfect, as he and his wife love to travel. He also plays tennis and enjoys working out, even earning a second-degree black belt.
For More Information
For more information about Kevin Swick, visit https://arh-law.com/kevin-l-swick/. Contact him if you would like to discuss any construction, probate, business or personal injury concerns.