by Nicole Munoz Huschka
Adam Swartz is a name you will keep hearing more and more as he continues to dedicate himself to the DFW community – which is why he is this month’s One to Watch!
Born and raised in North Dallas, Adam’s focus on giving back to and building up his various communities began with the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO) & J.J. Pearce High School, and was furthered when he built the Students in Communications Studies major group at The University of Kansas in 2003. After graduating from Kansas University, Adam came back home to use the skills he cultivated to give back to our community. Adam was the original architect of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce’s now nationally influential Governmental Affairs Committee (the “GAC”), was a New Business Ambassador, and was a finalist for the Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year. While running this civically-active small business, Adam also co-founded the retrospectively instrumental Dallas non-profit, “Upstart Theater,” focused on bringing new opportunities to diverse young actors and providing the community with provoking, award-winning theater, regardless of economic strata.
Adam received his law degree in 2013 from Texas Wesleyan/Texas A&M School of Law, earning maxima laude honors from the Board of Advocates. During this time, he served as the Board of Advocates’ Executive COO for Dispute Resolution Advocacy and was the 2012 National Champion in the FINRA Dispute Resolution Triathlon held in Manhattan, NY.
Adam is the managing attorney at Swartz│Davidson Law, a full-service law firm with primary practice groups focused on Consumer Protection and Criminal Defense. Adam has been recognized by Super Lawyers Rising Star in Consumer Law every year since 2017 and is also a Qualified Mediator. Adam is also involved in several bar association committees. He is a co-chair of the DAYL Bolton Ball Committee, the DBA Community Involvement Committee, the DBA Publications Committee, and the DBA Criminal Justice Committee. Adam is also a member of the 2017 DAYL Leadership Class.
In addition to being dedicated to his community, Adam is a dedicated father to his daughter, Alanna, and their cat (Jellybean) and dog (Pepper). Most recently, Adam made the decision to run for public office! Adam is currently running for Dallas County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3, Place 1.
Adam was selected as December 2021’s One to Watch not just because of all the organizations and honors listed on his résumé. Many join professional and community organizations simply for the networking and professional development advantages; however, this is not the case with Adam. Adam is a leader who sincerely cares about his community and believes in objectives of every organization and committee he joins. He dedicates 110% of himself to everything he does. All in all, Adam is regarded by his peers, including this author, as one of the most dependable, genuine, and compassionate individuals in our profession. For these and so many other reasons, Adam is this month’s DAYL One to Watch. Congratulations, Adam!