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Douglas E. Swanson

Personal Injury Lawyer in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Doug Swanson is a shareholder at the law firm and works out of the Waukesha, Racine, and Kenosha offices. Doug’s practice involves handling a wide variety of personal injury claims, including motor vehicle accidents, defective products, slips and falls, contractor negligence, landowner liability, dog bite claims, and nursing home accidents. He has successfully tried numerous cases in more than 10 different Wisconsin counties. Because of his trial experience, the National Board of Trial Advocacy certified him as a Civil Trial Specialist in 2001. He has also been selected to the Wisconsin Super Lawyers list since 2012.

Doug has given presentations on law and safety in many local high schools and has participated in educational events in conjunction with Law Day on several occasions. He has also been a very active member of the Waukesha County legal community as evidenced by his involvement in the Waukesha County Bar Association, where he served on the Board of Directors and is a Past President. He has held the offices of Treasurer, Secretary, Scholarship Committee Chairman, Legal Ethics Committee Chairman, and Bar Leaders Conference Representative and is a member of the Bench / Bar Liaison Committee of Waukesha County.

Doug graduated cum laude in 1987 from Illinois Wesleyan University with a B.A. and received his J.D. in 1990 from the University of Iowa. He is an active member of the Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce, the Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce, and the Waukesha Rotary Club. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Bell Tower Memorial Project. Doug and his family enjoy living and participating in the Waukesha County community.

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Client Testimonials

I had Doug represent me first in 2006 in regard to my daughter and myself being injured in a traffic accident. He is absolutely the best in the personal injury law realm. His knowledge and professionalism are second to none. In addition, Doug is the kindest, most compassionate, soft-spoken person who has that inordinate knack that puts you at ease with his level-headed approach to his clients. I was so impressed with Doug, that when I was in need of representation in 2018, I immediately contacted him. In no uncertain words, Doug is the best of the best and has an amazing supporting staff.

Michael Waukesha
Attorney Douglas E. Swanson Waukesha Office Racine Office Kenosha Office

Both my husband and I worked with Doug on our cases and we found working with him to be very comfortable. Doug and his paralegal, Audrey, were always in communication with us. One or the other was letting us know at all times what was going on with our cases. How Doug handled my accident case made me feel very comfortable, and he always made sure to get back to me, even if it was on his own time. There was one point where we thought we would have to go to court, and Doug sat down with me and explained step-by-step what would happen. We really appreciated it and we would definitely recommend Doug.

Amanda Waukesha
Attorney Douglas E. Swanson Waukesha Office Racine Office Kenosha Office

I would highly recommend Doug Swanson for a lawyer. I had a minor car accident and found Doug to be so supportive, kind, and honest. The feeling of trust is important when you are not sure how to handle a claim. I would definitely use him again for any needs my husband or I may have in the future. I wanted him to know from the beginning I was not out to get anything more than my bills paid and what was owed to me for loss of wages. He went above and beyond to make sure every detail was covered and I always felt extremely comfortable and confident when I spoke with him. Very professional and spoke to us in terms we always understood. Thank you, Doug!

Mary Waukesha
Attorney Douglas E. Swanson Waukesha Office Racine Office Kenosha Office

Doug let me know what to expect and explained every option available to me. He talked to me so I could understand all the legal terms and prepared me for my deposition. I truly appreciated his calm demeanor and his ability to make me feel less nervous and the way he validated my feelings. He made no question that I asked him seem like it was wrong or dumb. I never expected to get the settlement that I received and I was grateful for all that Doug did for me.

Penny Waukesha
Attorney Douglas E. Swanson Waukesha Office Racine Office Kenosha Office

Meet Douglas E. Swanson



  • 1990 University of Iowa, J.D.
  • 1987 Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A., cum laude, named Outstanding Senior

Publications & Presentations

  • Multiple presentations on Sec. 893.80 Municipal Claims and Sec 893.82 State Claims