Ellen A. Swick


 Areas of Practice:


  • Commercial Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Real Estate Transactions


  • J.D. Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 2009
  • B.A. University of California, Los Angeles, California 2003

Ellen A. Swick

Ellen A. Swick joined the firm as Counsel in April 2022.

Ms. Swick focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and bankruptcy, representing lenders, secured creditors, creditor committees, and debtors in a variety of industries. She has experience in defending the creditors' rights of financial institutions and community associations, as well as experience in large bankruptcy cases, including chapter 11 reorganizations, and judicial foreclosure proceedings. Prior to moving to Hawai’i, Ms. Swick practiced civil litigation and real estate law with an emphasis on zoning and land use in Maryland.

Professional Activities and Associations:

Ms. Swick is licensed to practice in Hawai’i and Maryland. She is a member of the Hawai’i State Bar Association and its Business Law, Litigation and Probate and Estate Planning sections.In December 2019, Ms. Swick was elected by the federal judiciary to serve a three-year term as a lawyer delegate to Hawai‘i's annual United States District Court Judicial Conference, convened to promote the better administration of justice in the District of Hawaii.Ms. Swick is a current member and former President (2020) / Treasurer (2018-2019) of the Hawai‘i Bankruptcy Bar Association.

Community Activities:

Ms. Swick serves on the Board of the Rotary Club of Honolulu, Pau Hana Chapter, and is the Treasurer-elect (2022). She also volunteers with the Access to Justice Room at Honolulu District Court, which assists self-represented litigants by providing legal advice on civil matters.