Kiara Swinton is a valued member of the firm’s Northern Virginia legal team. Kiara graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Philosophy, Policy and Law. Kiara then went on to graduate magna cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law where she focused in litigation.
As a law student, Kiara excelled academically. She was a member of the Moot Court Board, achieving regional victories and national recognition; she was accepted into the highly selective Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute, and she also participated in Michigan State University’s Street Law Program where she taught legal concepts to high school students. During this time, Kiara acquired skills in advocacy and case management as a law clerk and legal extern with Legal Services of South Central Michigan and the United States House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform respectively.
After law school, Kiara acquired valuable experience as a criminal defense attorney with the Law Offices of Lavonda N. Graham-Williams, PLLC. Kiara zealously advocated for her clients daily litigating cases ranging from speeding infractions to higher level felonies in courts throughout Northern Virginia. Her clients praise not only her work and the outcomes she was able to achieve for them, be it dismissals or reductions of their charges, but also her ability to make them feel comfortable and cared for through such a difficult time. In addition to trials, Kiara has had much success in negotiating agreements with prosecutors that are in the best interests of her clients as she is sure to keep her clients’ interests at the forefront. This commitment to her clients is proven through her never receiving less than a 5-out-of-5 star rating from a retained client.
Philosophy and Dedication
Kiara prides herself on being the advocate she believes everyone deserves to have: knowledgeable, consistent, communicative, and committed to meeting the client’s needs.