Stephen H. Swart

Swart Stephen

Steve Swart is an associate in Venable's Commercial South Litigation Group. He focuses his practice on complex civil, real estate, and creditors' rights litigation. In his complex litigation practice, Steve has represented plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts. He has resolved issues involving breach of contract, unjust enrichment, employment contracts, tortious interference with business expectancy, telecommunications law, the Administrative Procedure Act, the Freedom of Information Act, and securities law, among others.  He has also prepared materials about, and represented parties in, mediating civil disputes in federal court.

Steve has also successfully represented members of the Metropolitan Washington real estate community, assisting them in completing sales and leases of property and addressing construction issues. He has also represented plaintiffs and defendants in commercial loan, landlord-tenant, and purchase-and-sale disputes.




  • J.D. magna cum laude George Mason University School of Law 2009
  • Writing Fellow

    Moot Court

    Member, Trial Advocacy Association

    Member, Federal Circuit Bar Journal

  • B.A. with high honors Pennsylvania State University 2005
  • Phi Beta Kappa

    Golden Key International

    Sports Editor, The Daily Collegian

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia 2009

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Fairfax Bar Association


  • Named a "Rising Star" in the Virginia edition of Super Lawyers, 2018 - 2019
  • Named a "Rising Star" in the Virginia and Washington DC editions of Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation: Defense, 2015