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Dean joined Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2011 as a director. He represents a variety of clients including oil and gas producers, service companies and landowners. He has consulted as an oil and gas specialist on numerous and wide-ranging matters and is often involved in oil and gas litigation matters.


  • The University of the South, B.A., summa cum laude, 1974
  • The University of Virginia, J.D., 1978

Professional Experience

  • Hahn, Loeser & Parks, Associate, 1978—1981
  • Belden & Blake Corporation, 1981—1999
  • Assistant General Counsel, 1985—1999
  • Vice President and Assistant Secretary, 1988—1999
  • Tri Millennium Ventures LLC, 1999—2001
  • North Coast Energy, Inc., General Counsel and Secretary, 2001—2005
  • Private Practice, 2005—2006, 2008—2011
  • Aurora Oil & Gas Corporation, General Counsel and Secretary, 2006—2008

Courts and Bar Associations

  • U.S. Sixth District Court of Appeals
  • Member: Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member: Stark County Bar Association

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Member: Ohio Oil & Gas Association

Notable Presentations or Publications

  • Speaker for the Eastern Mineral Law Foundation, Petroleum Development Institute, Ohio State Bar Association, American Association of Petroleum Landmen and Akron University School of Law

Articles Published by Dean A. Swift

Utica Shale & Pipeline Newsletter November 2020

Click on the link below for the Utica Shale & Pipeline November 2020 Edition Utica Shale & Pipeline Newsletter November 2020  

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KWGD: Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Attorney Dean A. Swift Inducted as a Fellow with the Ohio State Bar Foundation

Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty (KWGD) Attorney Dean A. Swift was recently inducted as a Fellow with the Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF). A director of the firm, Swift is a member of the firm’s Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section. His practice focuses on asset acquisitions, corporate governance, and […]

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