The late Charles Burt and the late Lawrence Brown originally started our firm in 1964. Mr. Burt and Mr. Brown practiced law together for a number of years, emphasizing the representation of individuals.Keith Swanson joined them in 1970 following his service as an Oregon Supreme Court law clerk. They then hired Neil Lathen in 1974 after he finished law school. Mic Alexander followed him and joined the firm in 1975. Don McCann came to the firm in 1977, after spending almost two years as a State of Oregon securities investigator. Travis Prestwich and Brian Lathen joined the firm in 2000 and 2004, respectively, following law school and after having worked as law clerks for the firm. Mic and Don recently retired but still do some limited work for the firm. All six attorneys, including the four remaining partners, i.e. Keith, Neil, Travis and Brian, have worked together in this firm their entire legal careers. For over 40 years, the firm’s offices were located in the historic Capitol Center in downtown Salem. Then, in 2011, the firm moved to its new location on South Commercial Street in Salem to provide better access and service to our clients.
Area of practice
Swanson, Lathen, Alexander & McCann practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.