Betts Patterson Mines

Erik J Swedstedt


Seattle Office

(206) 268-8678

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Erik J Swedstedt

Erik was born and raised in Washington state and is a graduate of the University of Oregon where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting while minoring in Economics.

After undergraduate, Erik worked for a small aviation law firm for three years as a transaction coordinator. This law firm specialized in structuring aircraft transactions. Erik counseled clients through the lifecycle of aircraft ownership by advising c-level executives on transactions, taxes and Federal Aviation Administration regulations. This experience inspired Erik to seek a law degree. Erik earned his Juris Doctor from Seattle University with honors.

During law school, Erik volunteered at a low-income tax clinic and worked as a law clerk at a construction litigation firm. During his time at the tax clinic, Erik represented numerous low-income individuals needing assistance petitioning the IRS. While at the construction litigation firm, Erik prepared legal documents and gained experience working with the court system.

Prior to joining Betts Patterson & Mines, Erik worked for a law firm specializing in complex insurance coverage litigation, commercial litigation defense, personal injury claims and professional liability claims. Erik helped obtain early resolution for his clients through successful summary judgment motions and settlement negotiations. Erik joins Betts Patterson & Mines as an attorney in the commercial litigation and business and corporate law group.