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Remembering Mike Swor

Mike grew up in Virginia, Minnesota, where he acquired a joy for the outdoors alongside a thirst for education that saw him attend college and law school in the Twin Cities.  Soon after graduating from law school, and through a twist of fate, Mike found himself practicing at a law firm in St. Paul across the hall from another young attorney, Paul Gatto.  Mike and Paul soon became friends, and in 1981, after only a few years of practice, they decided to take a leap of faith and open their own firm.  They worked out of Mike’s basement for a few years before finding their footing and eventually moving to a proper office (much to the delight of their respective wives).  Over the next four decades, Mike and Paul worked together representing thousands of injured clients and establishing the Firm as an industry leader.  Nothing was more gratifying to Mike than helping those in need.  Mike and Paul’s 40+ year friendship was filled with countless trips, toasts, shared friends, and experiences, and was highlighted by seeing the joy each received from their children and families.

Mike will be missed, but his spirit will never be forgotten.

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Personal Injury Practice

Who We Are

Experienced & Dedicated St. Paul Injury Attorneys

Unforeseen injuries change your life in the blink of an eye, leaving you with physical, mental, and financial costs. The result is often complex cases that can lead to legal battles. But you don’t have to fight the battle alone.

Swor & Gatto P. A. provide exceptional legal service during tumultuous times. Since opening our doors in 1981, our law office has recovered over $200 million in personal injury indemnity. 

Reach out to our team at 651-454-3600 or online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If the case is right for our team, we will immediately get to work.

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If we cannot assist you with your case, we will do our best to connect you with someone who can. 

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Is My Case Covered?

Swor & Gatto specializes in negligence-related personal injury cases, helping Minnesotans and other Midwest victims receive the justice and compensation they deserve. With extensive experience, our Minnesota personal injury attorneys can efficiently advise clients about their options and rights, building solid cases to maximize financial restitution.



The team at Swor & Gatto works hard to identify and maximize the value of each individual damage element to which our clients are entitled. That is why we spend valuable time with our clients to build their cases strategically.

You and your family take care of yourselves. We take care of the legal case.

For over 40 years, we have built a reputation for winning cases on behalf of the victims of severe injuries and wrongful death. Our primary goal is to protect our clients and their families’ interests, letting them entirely focus on their recovery and grief.

As firm believers that results speak louder than words, our team works tireless, combining ethics with a creative and innovative approach in order to pursue justice for our clients.

We have worked on countless cases, supporting, representing, and getting actual results for our client’s claims. Our results speak for themselves.


At Swor & Gatto, we work on cases related to personal injures because of the negligence of others. We help people from Minnesota and all over the United States to receive the justice they deserve in these challenging times.

From motor vehicle crashes, defective products, and improper and negligent medical care to workplace accidents, our experienced team is here to help with care and support. We also represent families whose loved ones died because of another’s negligence, filing wrongful death lawsuits.

The most rewarding aspect of my work is being able to assist people in getting through a difficult time…That the injury they’ve suffered is a bump in the road, hopefully, and not something that is a catastrophic change in everything that goes on in their life.  – Marcus Gatto


Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer ?

Anyone affected by an action caused by another person that led to short- or long-term injuries has the right to pursue legal action. Beyond medical costs, this can also include compensation for lost wages and mental anguish. Swor & Gatto maximizes the value of each individual damage element to which clients are entitled by spending time with clients and strategically building cases. 

Along the way, our personal injury lawyers take care of the following: 

  • Handle the legal aspects of the claim, including preparing all the papers and filing your case.
  • Look out for and protect your rights.
  • Strive to resolve your claim promptly.
  • Utilize our vast negotiation experience on your behalf.
  • Help you or your loved one effectively document pain and suffering.
  • Navigate court customs and procedures.
  • Guide you through negotiation, mediation, and trial.
  • Communicate and negotiate with insurance companies and other third parties related to your

Why Choose Swor & Gatto?


We’re known for our stellar response from past clients and reputation for winning cases. Lean on our Saint Paul personal injury lawyers to help fully and efficiently resolve your legal matter.


Our job is to protect the victim and their families, guaranteeing their legal and civil rights in court. We take our role seriously, building strategic cases for maximum compensation. With dedication and care, let us guide you through the impending legal journey, including evidence gathering, court, mediation, and trials. 


As a family-owned and operated business, deep care, understanding, and empathy are the core of our legal approach, no matter how complex the case gets. 

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What Does a Personal Injury Case Entail?

Depending on the severity of the incident, personal injury cases can get involved. When insurance comes into play, there are forms to file, deadlines to hit, and evidence to gather. Hiring the right team facilitates clear communication and paperwork submissions, all done promptly. Hand over the brunt of the work so you and your loved one can focus on healing — what’s most important following an accident.

I Have Insurance. Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Yes! Insurance can’t deliver maximized results because their capacities are usually limited, especially if your case is complex or negligence is harder to prove. Don’t let their limitations affect your final payout.

Swor & Gotto awards.

Award-Winning St. Paul Personal Injury Lawyers

Finding a lawyer you trust is vital to any successful legal case. Our attorneys have received local and national awards and recognition for their outstanding legal practice, especially regarding client satisfaction. That’s because we treat our cases strategically and our clients caringly.

Our Practice Areas

Our lawyers have personal experience with issues affecting our clients. At Swor & Gatto, we work on personal injures cases related to negligence, helping people from Minnesota and across the United States receive the justice they deserve during challenging times.

What Our Clients Say

“I called Marcus about an incident that I had absolutely NO clue on where to turn or what to do... he answered and spoke to me for almost and hour, seeing if he would be able to help. Fast forward - he’s given me an outcome that has exceeded my expectations. His team was responsive, friendly, and efficient. Marcus took a truly consultative approach, and made a complicated process easy to understand.” - Eric P.

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