Jack Swerling is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® under general criminal defense, white-collar defense and appellate practice. He is a frequent speaker at criminal law seminars and has taught classes for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and the National Advocacy Center. He was an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Neuro-Psychiatry.
He has published a number of books, chapters and articles on criminal law. He has been selected as a South Carolina Super Lawyer® and has been named among the Legal Elite of the Midlands. He has been elected a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, American Board of Criminal Lawyers and American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. In 2014, he received the Compleat Lawyer Award from the University of South Carolina School of Law.