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Vincent Swiney

Vincent Swiney is a founding partner with Swiney & Bellenger, LLC in Homewood, Alabama, where he focuses his practice on the handling of workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability/SSI, and personal injury cases.

Vincent received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and his law degree from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. While in law school, he served as an Executive Director on the Trial Advocacy Board, won the Judge James O. Haley Federal Court Competition, and was named to The Order of Barristers. Vincent is a member of the American Association for Justice (Social Security Section, Workers’ Compensation Section), The National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), the Alabama Association for Justice (Workers’ Compensation Section (Immediate Past Chair), Social Security Disability Section, Emerging Leaders Section, Small Firm Caucus), the Alabama Bar Association (Workers’ Compensation Section (Past Chair), Solo & Small Firm Section, Litigation Section), and the Birmingham Bar Association (Past Executive Committee Member, Workers’ Compensation Section (Past Chair), Probate Section, Solo/Small Firm Section, Young Lawyers’ Section, Long Range Planning Committee).

Vincent was recently selected, for the seventh consecutive year, to be included in the 2016 Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers, an honor bestowed on no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in the entire state of Alabama. He was also selected by Birmingham Magazine as one of the Top Attorneys in Birmingham in the area of workers’ compensation law in 2012 and has received an AV Preeminent rating, the highest rating available, from Martindale Hubbell in the areas of workers’ compensation, litigation, and Social Security. Vincent serves on the Board of Directors for the Birmingham Bar Foundation, has been an Adjunct Instructor for the Bridge to Practice Series at Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, and was selected as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Alabama for 2016 by The American Society of Legal Advocates.

Vincent is licensed to practice in all state courts within the State of Alabama and the State of Tennessee as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama and the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

Bar Admissions

Alabama (2002)
Tennessee (2010)
United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

Alabama State Bar
American Association for Justice
Alabama Association for Justice
Birmingham Bar Association
National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR)
Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program
Birmingham Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program
American Bar Association Military Pro Bono Project

Reported Decisions

Holloway v. Morrow, et al., Slip Copy, 2008 WL 401305 (S.D.Ala.)

Publications

The $220.00 Cap and Its Effect on Injured Alabama Workers: An Employers’ and Employees’ Perspective, Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin (Fall 2010); The Schedule of Benefits (October 29, 2010).