Jennifer L. Swajkoski

ATTORNEY

PHONE: 208-343-5454   FAX: 208-384-5844
EMAIL: jls@elamburke.com

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Current Role
Jenny joined the firm in 2019. In her practice, Jenny represents a wide variety of professional clients including healthcare providers and healthcare organizations. In this role, she helps her clients navigate various areas of healthcare law, including defense of medical malpractice claims, nursing home/residential care facility litigation, appearances and investigations before State licensing and administrative agencies and with general employment and compliance issues. In addition to healthcare professionals and organizations, Jenny represents attorneys in defense of legal malpractice claims. Her practice also includes employment law and general insurance defense including in third party, first party and bad faith claims.

Experience
Prior to joining the firm, Jenny gained hands on experience at a local litigation firm, known for taking cases to trial. While there, she represented insurance companies, hospitals and professionals in litigation and assisted with managing the firm’s litigation-based focus groups. In that role, Jenny gained hands on experience preparing cases for trial. In October of 2018, as second chair in her first trial, Jenny obtained a defense verdict for her client.

Strengths
One of Jenny’s greatest strengths as a lawyer is her innate ability to develop meaningful interpersonal relationships with everyone she meets – from clients to experts to opposing counsel. Her clients benefit from her ability to collaborate with others and develop thorough tactical strategies that can lead to early resolution of a case.

Education
While in law school at the University of Idaho, Jenny completed a semester in practice at St. Luke’s Health System, served as a judicial extern for then Chief Magistrate Judge Ronald E. Bush, U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho and was a member of the National Moot Court Team, which earned honors for the second-place appellate brief. As a member of the Moot Court Team, Jenny also had the incredible opportunity to argue at the Idaho Supreme Court in front of the honorable Justices Roger S. Burdick and Joel D. Horton.

Community
Jenny was raised in Boise and is committed to giving back to the community. She has been an assistant coach for the Boise High School girls’ varsity soccer team since 2013 and is also on the Board of Directors for the Boise Urban Garden School (“BUGS”). Outside of work, Jenny enjoys exploring the Idaho backcountry with her husband and two pups as well as spending time with her family and friends.

Education

  • University of Idaho, J.D. 2016
  • University of Montana, B.A. 2012 

Admissions

Idaho state and federal courts

Affiliations

Idaho Association of Defense Counsel, Idaho Women Lawyers, Idaho State Bar Young Lawyers section