Attorney Kenneth Swain

About Ken

Kenneth Swain is a licensed attorney in the State of North Carolina and practices law with over 20 years of experience. He practices regularly in Union, Anson, Richmond, Stanly and Mecklenburg Counties in the State of North Carolina, but has also traveled throughout the state during his years of practice. He obtained his undergraduate degree in History from Wake Forest University, Law Degree from UNC –Chapel Hill and a Master’s Degree from Indiana University. Ken spent approximately 3 ½ years as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting criminal cases in the 20th Prosecutorial District which, at that time, included Anson, Richmond, Stanly, Union and Moore counties in the State of North Carolina.

Ken is a 2015 AV Preeminent Rated (the highest available) attorney in both legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell. This organization is a peer review organization that gives its rating based solely on the opinions of other lawyers and in no way relates to the payment of fees or certain membership status for attaining this award.

During his 20 plus years of practicing, he has represented clients and their cases involving the following matters:

  • Traffic offenses including but not limited to:
    • Speeding
    • Eluding arrest
    • Reckless driving
    • Driving While License revoked
    • Stop Sign/Stop Light violations
    • Failures to Appear
    • Virtually all traffic offenses that could be alleged against a person
  • Driving While Impaired (DWI)
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Other Restraining Orders
  • Major Criminal Case Defense including but not limited to:
    • Homicide (including capital defense)
    • Armed Robbery
    • Domestic Violence
    • Sexual Offenses
    • Drug Offenses (including trafficking, distribution and possession)
    • Theft Offenses
    • Fraud Offenses
    • Stalking Offenses
    • Assaults
    • Pre Charge Legal Advice and Representation
    • Non-Attribution Agreements
    • All types of misdemeanor offenses
  • Personal Injury cases including wrongful death
  • Domestic Cases including but not limited to:
    • Child Custody
    • Equitable Distribution of Marital Property
    • Pre-Marital Agreements
    • Child Support
    • Termination of Parental Rights
    • Alimony and Post Separation Support
    • Separation Agreements
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Juvenile Abuse, Neglect and Dependency allegations
  • Municipal Law
  • Landlord Tenant Law
  • Wills
  • Deed Preparation
  • Name Changes
  • Social Security Disability
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Appeals to the North Carolina Court of Appeals
  • Expunctions

Ken has engaged in over 30 jury trials and in excess of 500 bench trials as both a prosecutor and a defense lawyer ranging from murder to DWI. This does not include the literally thousands of cases he has concluded during this time. The rate of success for his clients reaches a level that is difficult for most other lawyers to meet and his client satisfaction is extremely high. Ken sincerely hopes and strives to accomplish both success and satisfaction for each and every one of his clients.

Our office looks forward to doing our best to meet the goals and expectations for either you or a family member.


Wake Forest University
B.A., History

UNC Chapel Hill
Juris Doctor

Indiana University
MS, Sports Management

Professional Activities

North Carolina State Bar

North Carolina Bar Association

North Carolina Advocates for Justice

Union Academy Charter School
Nine Year Board Member

Union County Bar Association
Past President and Vice President


AV Preeminent® Rating
For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, 2015