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Client Testimonials


“Thank you David and Vanessa. My experience couldn’t have been better. David and Vanessa helped resolve my case in just a few short weeks. I’m beyond grateful for them and recommend them highly. “


“Thank you very much for all your help. I could not have made it without you. I almost lost hope of regaining my F-1 status again. You came as a miracle in life and sorted all the messed-up things. I consulted a few attorneys before you and all of them more complicated the situation and some are not taking my case seriously. But you understood my situation and took it seriously and helped me in every possible way. I have no words how to thank you. I will never forget this selfless help of yours. People like you made me believe that god is with us in all our hard times.”


“David Swaim held my hand right through the immigration process with care, encouragement, and integrity, and this is what makes my journey so special. Thank you David.”


“Since the very start my case was handled with so much professionalism. They always had me in the loop of my process and kept me aware of my case. They replied to my silliest queries in the most positive and polite manner. (Even at odd timings). I’m extremely grateful to David who actually proved himself right by giving me the hope and courage – pushed my case to the fullest for a positive response when it became extremely complicated.” 


“Consulted with Mr. Swaim over a complicated immigration matter. I have dealings with many lawyers over the years, and I have not met one as pleasant, thoughtful, conscientious, humble and honest as Mr. Swaim. In addition to that, he is an extremely competent attorney, whose reputation precedes him. Without hesitation, I would recommend him to anyone seeking an immigration attorney.”


“Mr. J. David Swaim and his firm had represented me in a variety of immigration issues. He helped me to process my working visa while working for Marazzi Tile. I was so impressed with his integrity and knowledge of immigration law than later I decided to hire him to represent me in processing my green card. In my case, I knew that this legal petition would have a very profound impact in the future of my family and the rest of my life since moving to the USA was of my highest priority. When I received some requests for evidence from the immigration processing department, I knew I made the right decision in hiring his law firm. They acted extremely quickly in putting a response to the request. In addition. Mr. Swaim showed great creativity in showing my legal information in a way that would be very easy to the immigration officers to understand In addition, he and his staff were always ready to answer my phone calls to explain me the process every step of the way since I was very concern that something would go wrong with my petition. During the past 15 years I been waiting for this moment. I have just received my green card!!! I know that accomplishing this goal took a lot of planning but a key stone of this goal was to hire the right lawyer and the right firm to guide me through immigration law.”


“Met David in Avvo website for H1b RFE. Very Honest person and never attempted to make the case look complicated than it is. and got my H1b approved.”


“Upon the recommendation of our family members, we changed from a law firm in Pennsylvania to Tidwell, Swaim & Farquhar in Dallas, Texas.  Mr. David Swaim and his team are very helpful, knowledgeable and resourceful.  From the start they took a confidence-inspiring approach to our case, guiding us, assisting us in preparing required documents, patiently answering all our questions, etc. all the way to the successful conclusion of our immigration case.

Mr. Swaim and his team have handled several immigration cases for our extended family, and each case has been successfully concluded.

It is my belief that a successful law firm has to have a great team working together and Mr. Swaim has excellent people working in his firm.  I have high regard for this firm and for Mr. Swaim personally and his staff, in particular Ms. Erica Gomez, whose patience and encouragement in handling our case was exemplary.”


“Mr. David Swaim handled my Naturalization Case. Erica the paralegal that assisted Mr. Swaim kept me informed at all times and I always knew what was going on and what to expect next on my case. As soon as she received any kind of information regarding my case she would contact me and informed me. Whenever I had questions she was easy to contact and always willing to help out. When it was time for my interview I walked in knowing what to expect and ready. I am so happy that I chose this law firm to help me out and I would recommend them to anyone.”


“I have been trying for over 20 years to immigrate legally to the USA. I used several other lawyers, no success. I went to David Swaim, he was successful, the process moved rapidly. Thank you, David Swaim, your associates, and staff. Excellent work.”


“I contracted with Mr. Swaim and his team to help with the complicated immigration process for my wife. They were critical to the successful receipt of a green card for my wife in about 22 months from the day we walked into his office. In my initial consultation with Mr. Swaim, he laid out a clear and detailed action plan. He really simplified the process and gave us the confidence that we could be successful.”


“David Swaim is VERY attentive to details. Although my immigration case was pretty complicated, he did a wonderful job handling it. He took the Immigration Service to federal court, sued them actually, and not only won but forced them to pay almost all of the attorney’s fees and cost.

Acquiring my Green card was only a distant dream for me originally, but with his consistent guidance the entire process turned out to be very smooth. I am truly grateful for his support. David is extremely skilled at law and on how to deal with the federal agencies. He undertook great effort, including making visits to the local USCIS office to make sure the case was taken care of. He was very kind and courteous, and showed a lot of concern towards my case. I would certainly recommend him to anybody and everybody. Tidwell, Swaim & Farquhar has the most knowledgeable lawyers any client could ask for! From me and my whole family we want to thank you or doing wonderful work.”


“David Swaim and his team of lawyers take their work ethically and with kindness. I was always thankful for their answers and guidance through out every step. Also, he makes time to keep you inform. I am very grateful to him and his team.”


“My case was very difficult, but Mr. Swaim was able to fix it with successful results. He is very honest, nice, and professional. Erica Gomez, our paralegal, was always prompt in keeping us updated on everything we needed to turn in and answering our questions. We would highly recommend  Tidwell, Swaim & Farquhar.”


“On behalf of my family, I wish to thank you to Attorney David Swaim and the rest of your Staff for a job well done. We’ve waited for 4 years and finally received our green card and you don’t know how joyful and grateful we are.

We appreciate your professionalism and kind understanding on everything that happened with my case and with all the complications. Whenever we/I ask questions trying to get some further answers, you always there to help. Even if I may know of the brief overviews of the processes on this case, your legal counsel still what makes our application submission very effective. You guys were always there to answer our questions and to take care of any matter that came up! Me and my wife are very grateful to your service! For all of these, we thank you!

Rest assured that your excellent services and hospitality will be shared and highly recommended.”


“As an attorney, I choose to refer Tidwell, Swaim & Farquhar because the success rate is always good, there’s quick responses, and my clients receive more attention with his boutique firm.”


“I have 16 years of client relationship with David Swaim. David believed in our case and gave it the personal attention that made the difference in a difficult immigration environment. Without David’s expertise and hands on involvement our case would have died years ago. My experience with David’s firm includes client activity in Ft. Worth, Dallas, Washington D.C. and New Orleans. In each venue David’s wisdom, experience, and belief in the righteousness of the case made the difference. I employed David’s Swain’s firm for 16 years and would do it again in a minute.”


“When you choose to work with David Swaim and Associates, you choose to work with one the best and most experienced immigration firms in Dallas! David is a fountain of knowledge, and his experience and track record says it all! I am not impressed by people who say much and talk a lot but don’t deliver. David is a man who understands the true need and what is important and will focus on it and make sure it’s delivered! His team was very responsive all along and answered all my concerns and questions. I’m happy to have dealt with a winning team. My journey with them is only starting! Bravo David and Thanks Again!”


“We went through different processes with Mr. Swaim, from working visas to permanent residency card (green card) and not so long ago our naturalization process. Their expertise, guidance, honesty and efficient timing would make them our first choice for immigration purposes.”


“I have been working with David since June 2018 and I believe no one else could have helped me more than David did. My NIW petition was approved for more than two years until the day that USCIS sent me a NOIR (Notice of Intent to Revoke). I talked to many lawyers, most of them declined to even work with me. Few of them that wanted to work with me talked to me about general ideas and the strategy was not clear. When I talked to David, he immediately read all NOIR and my original petition and came up with a plan that seemed to work. A strategy based on law that proved that my petition should not have been revoked, and it worked.”


“Mr. Swaim handled my grandma’s naturalization as well as my aunt’s visa. If you want a straight-forward/honest lawyer you have come to the right place. Mr. Swaim is an expert in immigration (the firm only specializes in Immigration law) and he was very patient when explaining our case and processes. I also applaud the ease in getting in touch with the paralegals and Mr. Swaim himself.”


“Mr. Swaim and Ms. Kathryn Vanderland (Senior Paralegal) handled my case since beginning. My spouse and I got our green cards within 4 years. However, in this whole period, Mr. Swaim and his team guided us tremendously. They are very prompt at answering our questions and helped to success in this journey. Immigration is a complex process, but the confidence we got from Mr. Swaim on our case is unbelievable. One of my favorite line from one of his emails is “Finally, try not to be nervous. You are not going to lose the case at the interview or anywhere else.” I am very happy with my outcome and definitely recommend Mr. Swaim as an Immigration lawyer to anyone. Good Luck!”


“Mr. David Swaim and his team (Tidwell, Swaim & Farquhar in Dallas, Texas) are very helpful, professional and knowledgeable people. They were working on my citizenship case, and I got it successfully. Whenever I had a question – they were always ready to answer it or find an answer for me. Also, they always kept me informed.
I would definitely recommend Dr Swaim and his law firm to anyone who needs a great immigration attorney.”


“My husband and I went to this office because of a recommendation of a friend after talking to a lawyer that offered us cheaper services but who was not very trustworthy.

We had the first appointment with Mr. Swaim, a very knowledgeable and nice man. Then our case was assigned to other lawyers working in the office as we met requirements with immigration. All of them have been very respectful and professional. They followed up on our case and advised us very well in order to be compliant with Immigration requirements.

To work with Tidwell, Swaim & Farquhar has been a pleasant experience with no surprises, We were notified in advance of each and every situation, We were kept in the loop totally, and if a question arose that any Para- Legal could not answered then Mr. Swaim would answer immediately with a solution. My regards and recommendations to Mr. Swaim and the law firm of Tidwell, Swaim & Farquhar.

They are, and I don’t use this word often, Awesome.”

Attorney Endorsments

David Larson

Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Attorney Swaim is a long-time member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). His clients have enjoyed a high rate of success with their immigration cases.

Alexander Ivakhnenko

Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse Counsel David Swaim for his demonstrated legal expertise and internal wisdom selecting the most legally appropriate solutions to the matters he reviews.

Christian Lassen

Life insurance Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

Edward Young

Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

David is an excellent immigration attorney. He gives accurate answers with which I frequently agree. He also gives prompt responses.

Robert von Dohlen

Divorce / Separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

David is an Excellent Immigration attorney!

John O’Brien

Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

An extremely talented and well-respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.

Rahul Aggarwal

Real Estate Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse David, who provides so generously to the AVVO community and gives sound legal advice.

Channika Desilva

Mesothelioma / Asbestos Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Mr. Swaim is undoubtedly a top-notch attorney who has skillfully mastered his primary area of practice over the course of his professional experience. His sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of his cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for his services.

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