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Adams and Reese Nashville office Partner and Transportation and Logistics Team Leader Tony Swafford has been named an Adams and Reese Special Business Services Practice Group Leader, effective January 1, 2014.

The SBS group features practices such as Transportation, Energy and Environmental, ERISA and Employee Benefits, Forestry, Governmental Relations, Health Care, Intellectual Property/Technology, and Labor and Employment.

Practicing law since 1995, Swafford concentrates his practice in complex litigation including transportation, labor and employment law, ERISA/employee benefits, and disputes related to non-competition and trade secret issues. He represents national and regional clients in a wide range of both litigation and transactional matters in the area of transportation and logistics, including class litigation related to the Motor Carrier Act exemption; commercial litigation on behalf of shippers, carriers, brokers and supply chain logistics companies; and negotiating and drafting various transportation and logistics agreements.

In 1998, Swafford started the Miller and Martin Nashville office’s Labor and Employment practice, and later became the chairman and of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department. He also chaired the firm’s Transportation and Logistics Practice Group. He has successfully defended union organizing attempts in 14 states and has practiced before the National Labor Relations Board and the National Mediation Board.

Swafford serves on the Executive Committee of the Transportation Lawyers Association, and on the Tennessee Bankers Association Human Resources Committee. He was selected by peers for inclusion in Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Labor and Employment since 2004. He is a frequent writer and lecturer for a number of bar associations, professional associations and seminar producers.

Swafford is an active member of the American Bar Association (Labor and Law Section and Developing Labor Law Committee), and the Tennessee Bar Association.