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Yuliya V. Swaim

Associate
240 South Pineapple Avenue
10th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236
Direct941.364.2799
Fax941.366.3999
yswaim@slk-law.com

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Sheila Smith
Direct941.366.6660 x2470
sasmith@slk-law.com

Yuliya V. Swaim practices in the areas of civil and business litigation.  As a member of the firm's litigation practice group she counsels her clients through numerous phases of litigation.  Her work includes interviewing key witnesses during depositions, discovery, preparation of motions and other court-required documentation, and pre-trial preparation.

Prior to joining Shumaker, Yuliya worked as a contract attorney, assisting with research and drafting of legal documents for various complex civil matters.  In addition to obtaining her J.D. and LL.M in International Law at Stetson, she attended Kyiv Institute of International Relations of National T. Shevchenko University and graduated with honors with both her Master of International Law and her LL.B in International Relations and International Law degrees.

While in law school, Yuliya was a Law Review member, participated in the Honors Program and received Carey & Leisure Torts Book Award and the Gardner W. Beckett Civil Liberties Award. Yuliya also participated in the Carlton Fields First-Year Appellate Advocacy Competition and worked as a research assistant to Professor Kristen Adams.

Yuliya speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English, French, and can read and translate German.


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  • J.D., magna cum laude, Stetson University College of Law, 2012
  • LL.M., with distinction, Stetson University College of Law, 2009
  • LL.B., with honors, International Relations and International Law, Kyiv Institute of International Relations of National T. Shevchenko University, 2007
  • Master of International Law, with honors, Kyiv Institute of International Relations of National T. Shevchenko University, 2009

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 2012

Languages

  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

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