Overview

Sam Swafford advises and represents clients on a variety of real estate matters, including acquisitions, leasing, development, land use and zoning, economic incentives, and financing and management.

Past Experience

During law school, Sam gained experience as a legal extern for the Hon. Jane Magnus-Stinson in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and the Hon. Heather Welch in Marion County Superior Court. He also served as a summer associate at Faegre Baker Daniels and a legal intern for the Securities Division of the Indiana Secretary of State.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Education

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. cum laude, Indiana Law Review (note development editor) (2015)

DePauw University
B.A. in History (2012)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Constitutional Limitations on Zoning Actions
    Co-author, Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law, NBI, 2017
  • Adoption and Amendment of Zoning Ordinance and Map
    Co-author, Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law, NBI, 2017
  • The Subdivision and Development Plan Processes
    Author, Land Use Law: Current Issues in Subdivision, Annexation and Zoning, NBI, 2017
  • The Subdivision and Development Plan Processes
    Presentation, Land Use Law: Current Issues in Subdivision, Annexation and Zoning, NBI, 2017

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Pro Bono Program — Gold Level Certificate
  • Putnam County Counsel in the Court, Ask A Lawyer Clinic

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute — Indiana

Civic Activities

  • Guerin Catholic High School Mock Trial Team — Attorney Advisor
  • Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic — Project Grace Non-Attorney Navigator, 2013

Honors

  • Hon. Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition — Associate Night Justice, 2014; Order of the Barristers, 2013
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