Glenn Swiatek opened his practice in Fort Walton Beach in 1998 gaining experience in all of the Florida court systems. He has criminal trial and post-conviction relief and appellate experience in every court of the Florida's First Judicial Circuit. He also has appellate experience before the First District Court of Appeals and the Florida Supreme Court. Mr. Swiatek also practices in the federal court system and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. His trial experience ranges from representing the accused in cases of violence, drugs, DUI, theft, sex offenses to murder. He is one of the very few attorneys in Northwest Florida that only practices criminal law. Mr. Swiatek devotes a significant part of his practice to criminal appeals and post-conviction relief.
Experience & Memberships National Trials Lawyers ? Top 100 Trial Lawyers AVVO Excellent Rated Attorney Researcher for cases argued before the United States Supreme Court Published opinions First District Court of Appeals setting binding precedent Published opinions First District Court of Appeals in cases of first impression Researcher for Oklahoma Tribal Court Reports Law Week Chairman for the Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association, 2002 ? 2008 President Okaloosa-Walton Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2007-2008 Mentor and volunteer Judge for the Okaloosa County Teen Court City of Fort Walton Beach's Municipal Planning Board, 2000 ? 2003 City of Fort Walton Beach Board of Adjustments, 2005 ? 2008 President Oklahoma City University Board of Governors, 1996-97 Who's Who in American Law Schools, 1994-1997
Education Graduate, Fort Walton Beach High School, 1975 Bachelor of Music Education, University of Southern Mississippi, 1980 Graduate Certificate in Litigation, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law 1993 Juris Doctorate, Oklahoma City University, School of Law, 1997
During his hours away from the office, Glenn enjoys playing his double bass with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and performing chamber music in Europe. Glenn, as an alumnus of Fort Walton Beach High School and an active supporter of the athletic department and the Viking Band. He was the Voice of the Vikings during football season and has also been the half-time announcer for the Bruner Middle School Band.
Not withstanding Glenn's support for Fort Walton Beach High School, he is still willing to represent Choctaw graduates.