B.S., University of Delaware (2004)
J.D./M.B.A., Villanova University (2007)
American Bar Association
Delaware State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Melson-Arsht Inn of Court
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Kara M. Swasey is an associate of Bayard. Kara concentrates her practice in the areas of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, adoption, termination of parental rights, and protection from abuse. Kara also provides litigation support to the Firm’s bankruptcy, corporate, real estate, and commercial law practices. In 2011, Kara completed an intensive professional training program in the art of family law advocacy at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Family Law Advocacy Institute.
Kara was elected Chair of the Family Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association for the 2013-2014 term after serving as Vice Chair. In 2014, Kara was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a Delaware Rising Star in the practice of Family Law. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Melson Arsht Inn of Court. She volunteers for Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, the Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, and the Office of the Child Advocate. Kara also served as an attorney coach for the St. Mark’s High School Mock Trial Team and participated as a scoring judge in the National Mock Trial Championship held in Wilmington, Delaware, in May 2008.
Kara joined Bayard in 2007 after earning her J.D. and M.B.A. from Villanova University. She is admitted to practice law in Delaware and Pennsylvania. During law school, Kara was a Research Assistant to Professor Ann Carey Juliano.