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John Swansinger Named Office Partner-in-Charge of Buckingham’s Cleveland Office

June 20, 2019    •    2 min read


Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of John Swansinger to Partner-In-Charge of the Cleveland office, effective June 20, 2019.

Swansinger joined Buckingham in 2013 as a member of the Firm’s Real Estate & Construction and Litigation practice groups. His practice centers around construction and real estate litigation. He is the author and creator of “YouDig?,” Buckingham’s online construction law platform.

“John has more than proven himself to be a passionate leader and a hardworking team player,” said Buckingham’s Managing Partner Steven Dimengo. “His creativity and enthusiasm will serve him well in this new role. I am confident that John will offer great leadership for our Cleveland office and the Firm.”

Swansinger succeeds David Drechsler, who served as the Cleveland Partner-in-Charge for 15 years. During his tenure, the office has gone through many changes, including the recent expansion and renovation of the office in 2018.

“Leading the Cleveland team has been a rewarding experience,” said Drechsler. “I have enjoyed seeing the office and Firm prosper during my tenure. I step aside with confidence as John takes over. He will do an excellent job and I look forward to seeing all the new things he brings to us.”

As Office Partner-in-Charge, Swansinger will support a collaborative and engaged culture, and visibility in the community.  He will strive to advance Firm-wide recruitment efforts, adding to the office’s exceptional talent.

“I am humbled and honored to be appointed as the Cleveland Office Partner-in-Charge,” said Swansinger. “As a proud Clevelander, born and raised, it is a dream come true to be the latest custodian of this important position within such a prestigious firm as Buckingham. I promise to bring my level best to this role to energetically push us forward, building off of David Drechsler’s accomplishments, to grow the Cleveland office and to continue to provide excellent service to our clients.”

Swansinger attended The University of Akron School of Law for his Juris Doctorate. He has practiced law for 30 years in Cleveland, including several years as a managing partner of a mid-sized Cleveland firm.

John Swansinger is the author and founder of YouDig and is a partner in Buckingham, Doolittle & Burrough, LLC‘s real estate and construction practice group. He works with contractors, developers and construction owners on construction law issues including construction contracts, commercial agreements, construction litigation, subcontractor issues, insurance liability, breach of contract and more. He can be reached at [email protected] or 216.615.7356.

About Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs:

Buckingham is a corporate law firm that counsels Middle Market executives and business leaders all over Ohio and beyond. With offices in Canton, Akron, and Cleveland, Buckingham offers clients Business “Law Re-Imagined” through sophisticated and practical legal services.  Our new Stark County office reflects that commitment. Serving the region for over 100 years with nearly 70 attorneys, Buckingham’s mission is to deliver meaningful experiences through the practice of law, exceed expectations in terms of service, counsel and business sense, and to offer continuous value to the industries, communities and clients they serve. Visit bdblaw.com to learn more.

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