Vincent Swiney is a founding partner with Swiney & Bellenger, LLC in Homewood, Alabama, where he focuses his practice on the handling of workers= compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability/SSI cases. Vincent also maintains an active mediation practice serving as mediator for a wide range of civil litigation matters.
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 Alabama Association for Justice (Workers= Compensation Section (Past Chair)), the Alabama State Bar (Workers= Compensation Section (Past Chair), Solo & Small Firm Section (Past Co-Chair of CLE Committee), Litigation Section, Dispute Resolution Section, and Current Appointee to the Disciplinary Rules & Enforcement Committee, the Government Relations Liaison Committee, and the Specialization & Certification Task Force), and the Birmingham Bar Association (Past Executive Committee Member, Workers= Compensation Section (Past Chair), and Solo/Small Firm Section).
Vincent has received an AV Preeminent rating, the highest rating available, from Martindale Hubbell in the areas of workers= compensation, litigation, and Social Security. He was selected for inclusion in the Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers from 2010-2017 and was named to the Mid-South Super Lawyers List in both 2020 and 2021. Birmingham Magazine named him as one of the Top Attorneys in Birmingham in the practice areas of workers= compensation law in 2012, and mediation in 2019. Vincent currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Birmingham Bar Foundation, was selected as a Top Attorney in Birmingham by B-Metro Magazine in 2016, 2017, 2020, and 2021, and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America publication from 2018-2022. Finally, he was honored to receive the Robert W. Lee Award for excellence in the field of workers’ compensation law in 2020.
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.
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
Alabama Association for Justice
Birmingham Bar Association
Holloway v. Morrow, et al., Slip Copy, 2008 WL 401305 (S.D.Ala.)
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).