Burton Richards & Swett, P.C.
 Amador County's only full-service law firm.

 

ATTORNEYS


 

Rod W. Burton, III
Partner

Mr. Burton’s practice focuses on business and personal transactions, probate, estate planning, tax, real estate matters, securities, trust litigation and general civil litigation.  In the course of his practice Mr. Burton has represented a wide variety of businesses.  He has extensive experience in dealing with sophisticated business transactions and complicated estate and tax issues.

Mr. Burton was an associate at the law firms of Coleman & Horowitt, LLP and Dietrich, Glasrud, Mallek & Aune prior to moving to Sutter Creek in 2009. Before practicing law, Mr. Burton worked for the Private Banking and Securities divisions of Bank of America.  In his free time, Mr. Burton enjoys boating, travel and wine.

EDUCATION

  • University of the Pacific
  • McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 2004

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • All California State and Federal Courts

COMMUNITY

  • Board of Trustees - Preston Castle Foundation

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David T. Richards
Of Counsel

David Richards’ practice focuses on complex family law, including divorce, child custody, and support cases.  He has handled a wide variety of cases involving business and asset valuations and community property division issues.  Key to Mr. Richards’ practice is focusing on the best interest of children and protecting his client’s parenting time with their children.

Prior to opening his practice in his hometown of Sutter Creek, David was a litigator focusing on complex brain trauma and medical malpractice cases.  In 2013 and 2014, David was named by his peers as a “Rising Star” by U.S. Super Lawyers in the specialty of plaintiff’s medical malpractice ligitation.

David is a fifth generation resident of Amador County and attended Amador County schools.   When David is not practicing law, he speaks fluent Japanese and serves as a front-line translator for a major U.S. airline.

EDUCATION

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, J.D., 2004
  • George Washington University, Washington, D.C., B.A. – International Affairs, East Asia, 1999
  • Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan – Certificate, Japanese Language & Literature, 1998

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • All California State and Federal Courts

COMMUNITY

  • Jackson Lions Club
  • Italian Benevolent Society


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Thomas M. Swett
Partner

Mr. Swett’s practice focuses on general business litigation, real estate matters, and land use law.  He has handled cases covering a wide variety of business and real property disputes including access easements, purchase and sale contracts, and title claims for clients ranging from homeowners to national title insurance companies. Mr. Swett has also shepherded to approval several large purchase and sale agreements and land-use entitlement projects in Amador County.

Mr. Swett’s family is on its fifth generation in Amador County.  In addition to the practice of law,  Mr. Swett’s career has also spanned the mining and forest products manufacturing industries.  In his free time, Mr. Swett enjoys fly-fishing in the Sierras and international travel.

EDUCATION

  • The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 2004, with Great Distinction.
  • Oregon State University, M.S., 1997.
  • University of Nevada, Reno, B.S., 1994

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • All California State and Federal Courts

COMMUNITY

  • Jackson Lions Club
  • Ione Rotary Club
  • Ione Business & Community Association Board
  • Italian Benevolent Society

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Burton Richards & Swett P.C.