Serving Flagler, Volusia, Putnam and St. Johns Counties
391 Palm Coast Parkway SW, Ste. 1
Palm Coast, Florida 32137
In 1999, Ms. Sword earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with Class Honors concentrating in Political Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan, Ms. Sword was chosen to be a White House Intern in the Domestic Policy Council where she was responsible for drafting memoranda on important domestic issues that would be presented weekly to President Bill Clinton.
After graduating from the University of Michigan, Ms. Sword enrolled in law school at George Washington University and received her Juris Doctorate in 2002. As a law student, Ms. Sword was selected as a law clerk for the Department of Justice in Washington, DC in the Federal Torts Claims Act Office. As a Department of Justice law clerk, Ms. Sword was involved in the trial preparation for the Waco trial. Before graduating from law school, Ms. Sword clerked for the law offices of Gary, William, Parenti, located in Stuart, Florida.
After Ms. Sword earned her Juris Doctorate, she was employed as a deputy prosecutor in Anderson, Indiana. As a deputy prosecutor, Ms. Sword prosecuted felony and misdemeanor cases.
Ms. Sword and her husband, Sam, later moved back to Michigan where she practiced at the prestigious law firm, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., located in Detroit, Michigan. While in Michigan, she practiced primarily in the areas of criminal defense, commercial real estate litigation, shareholder litigation, and general contract disputes.
Tired of Michigan’s long and cold winters, Ms. Sword and her family moved to Florida in 2006. She was formerly associated with the Daytona Beach law firm, Rice & Rose, P.A., practicing in the areas of bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, real estate and business litigation, landlord/tenant law, and family law before becoming a partner/owner of Livingston & Sword, P.A.
At Livingston & Sword, P.A., Ms. Sword handles all family law matters, bankruptcy, and criminal defense.
In 2010, Ms. Sword was awarded the Florida Supreme Court Pro Bono Service Award for providing over 150 hours of pro bono legal work.
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