Jenny Swajkoski

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Jenny Swajkoski

Attorney at Law


Jenny Swajkoski is an Associate in our Missoula, Montana, office where she focuses her practice on medical malpractice, health care, professional malpractice and ethics, labor and employment, and general liability matters. She represents clients in many different arenas, from civil trials to appearances and investigations before state licensing boards and administrative agencies.

Some of Jenny’s greatest strengths as a lawyer include her abilities to collaborate with others, develop thorough tactical strategies, and carefully curate persuasive narratives, which help provide opportunities for her clients to obtain favorable outcomes during all stages of litigation.

She has served as second chair in three civil trials and supporting counsel in two others. In addition, she has served as lead counsel in over 50 mediations and small lawsuit resolution hearings and has both prepared and argued over a dozen dispositive motions and dozens of non-dispositive motions.

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Prior to joining Hall Booth Smith, Jenny worked for top-ranked defense litigation firms in both Idaho and Montana, where she handled a large volume of third party, medical malpractice, and legal malpractice cases.

Originally from Boise, and now based in Missoula, Jenny is committed to giving back to the community. Previously, she served as an assistant coach for the Boise High School girls varsity soccer team and was on the Board of Directors for the Boise Urban Garden School.

Jenny earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho, where she was a member of the National Moot Court Team. During law school, she completed a semester in practice at St. Luke’s Health System and served as a judicial extern for the Chief Magistrate Judge Ronald E. Bush of the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana.



State Courts:

  • Idaho
  • Montana


  • J.D., University of Idaho
  • B.A., Environmental Studies, University of Montana


  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers: Board Member
  • Defense Resource Institute: MDTL Representative


  • Power of Attorney in Healthcare Settings
    Yellowstone Insurance Exchange, Risk Retention Group; March 13, 2024
  • Downtime Process During Cybersecurity Breach
    Yellowstone Insurance Exchange, Risk Retention Group; September 20, 2023


In the Press

Physicians Practice: Quinlan & Swajkowski on Maximizing Peer Review Privileges

In an article published in Physicians Practice, Montana-based Partner Jori Quinlan, Associate Jenny Swajkoski, and Summer Associate Annabelle Smith discuss what practices generally increase the likelihood that provider communications or documents will be deemed privileged. “Most states want to encourage the use of peer review panels to improve patient healthcare and have passed legislation providing

HBS Opens Montana Office as Three Attorneys Join Firm

MISSOULA, MONTANA – April 12, 2022 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Missoula, Montana, and the addition of two new Partners and one Associate as the firm continues to expand in the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains region. Elizabeth Lowrance Hausbeck and Jori L.