Donald Swift III, Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. Photo

Donald L. Swift III

Managing Partner


Don Swift is the Managing Partner of Andersen Tate & Carr.  In addition to his executive duties leading the firm, Don has an active litigation practice representing a wide range of businesses and individuals in high-stakes litigation.  Don's expertise includes:

  • construction and real estate disputes;
  • insurance litigation;
  • serious cases of personal injury and wrongful death; and
  • business disputes.

Don has tried cases in both federal and state courts and has represented clients successfully in the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  He has also served as a Special Master appointed by the Georgia Supreme Court in attorney disciplinary proceedings.  While in law school, Don was a member of the Editorial Board of the Georgia Law Review (1995-96) as well as Team Member (1995-1996) and Executive Chairman (1996-97) of the Moot Court Board. He was also Order of the Coif as well as a member of the Order of the Barristers.

Don is active in many civic and charitable organizations. He and his family reside in Sugar Hill, where they are active members of Saint Columba’s Episcopal Church.


University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia

  • Juris Doctor (Magna Cum Laude) – 1997
  • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Honors: Member, The Order of the Barristers
  • Law Review: Georgia Law Review, Member, The Editorial Board
  • Moot Court Board: Member, Executive Director

University of Georgia Terry College of Business

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Cum Laude) – 1992
  • Honors: Member, Phi Gamma Delta
  • Major: Risk Management and Insurance


  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals


Civic Activities

Community & Professional

  • Atlanta Lawyers Club, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Chairman’s Club Member
  • Leadership Gwinnett -2001 Graduate
  • Partnership Gwinnett 3.0 Campaign, Co-Chair
  • Suwanee Kiwanis Club, Member
  • Vestry Member, St. Columba's Episcopal Church

Client Testimonials


Our company was owed a substantial amount of money from a property owner who chose not to fully pay the subcontractors that built his project.  There were many subcontractors that were owed on the project along with Shumate.  Through vigorous pursuit of several avenues toward the property owner, the bank that had financed the project, and the Title Insurance company insuring the closing attorney of the construction loan,  Don helped us obtain a six figure settlement.  I believe our company was one of the few that were paid anything near what they were owed, and I attribute that success entirely to Don. 

-- Mikhail Britt, Shumate Mechanical

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