Jeffrey M. Swann's practice is focused on civil litigation, with an emphasis on Oil & Gas Law, Construction and Design Law, and Transportation Law.
In state and federal trial courts, Jeffrey has litigated casualty and cargo claims, construction defect claims, mineral lease and royalty disputes, commercial contract liability cases, product liability claims, premises liability claims, corporate shareholder disputes, quiet title actions, and toxic tort cases, among others. His recent litigation experience includes obtaining summary judgment in favor of an oil and gas operator in a natural gas royalty case, successfully defeating certification in a natural gas royalty class action, and being a part of a trial team that was awarded a defense verdict in favor of oil and gas operator in a case regarding implied covenants within oil and gas leases. Jeffrey is a graduate of the American Board of Trial Advocate's National Trial College at Harvard Law School.
Jeffrey's recent transaction experience includes representing real estate holding companies in the acquisition and divestiture of commercial and residential investment properties, acting as local counsel for the mortgagor in the closing of a $150M construction financing arrangement, and advising individual shareholders in the sale of their closely-held businesses.
His administrative law experience includes representation before regulatory bodies, including the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Occupational Health & Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, and Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission.
Jeffrey joined PPGMR Law as an attorney in 2011 and is admitted to the bar in Arkansas and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Jeffrey is a graduate of Little Rock Catholic High School and the University of Mississippi, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2007. After spending some time as a Mechanical Engineer in the aviation industry, he attended law school at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, where he received his J.D. in 2011.
Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Star, a Thomson Reuters Service, since 2015 (Energy & Natural Resources; Business Litigation; Construction Litigation, Transportation/Maritime)
Top Attorneys, Arkansas Life Magazine, 2016, 2018
Best Lawyers, Business Litigation, Little Rock Soiree Magazine, 2016, 2018
State of Arkansas
United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas
J.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, 2011
B.S. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Mississippi, 2007
Little Rock Catholic High School, 2003
American Bar Association
Arkansas Bar Association
Pulaski County Bar Association, Board of Directors 2014-2016
Union County Bar Association
Construction Lawyers Society of America, Fellow
Diversity Law Institute, Member
Trial Law Institute, Member
2014 IOLTA Accounts Made Simple...And Other Information You Need to Ethically Start a Practice, Arkansas Bar Center, February 6, 2014.
53rd Annual Natural Resources Law Institute, Development Rights of Severed Mineral Co-tenants - A National Survey, February 28, 2014.
Arkansas Bar Association's Construction Law Handbook, Co-Author of Alternative Dispute Resolution Chapter, 2016.
56th Annual Natural Resources Law Institute, A Refresher on the Implied Covenant of Reasonable Development in Arkansas Oil and Gas Leases, February 23, 2017.
"On Board Cameras for Commercial Construction Fleets," AGC BluePrint, Issue 2017.2
Union County Bar Association, Update on the Implied Covenant of Reasonable Development in Arkansas, January 31, 2018.