Swayze Alford, PC - Attorney
Swayze earned his B.B.A. in Accounting in 1984 from Ole Miss, followed by his Juris Doctor in 1990 from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He was admitted to practice in MS, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts, and the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Over the past two decades, Swayze has assisted clients throughout the state, and uniquely served the Ole Miss community. His clients are often referred to him for his experience in divorce, DUI, and criminal defense work. In addition to his client work, he has returned on occasion to teach at the UM Law School as an adjunct professor.
Swayze was named a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation and inducted on July 15, 2020. The Fellows designation is the Foundations highest honor where only 10% of the lawyers in Mississippi are eligible for membership as a fellow. Their selection is recognition by their peers that the attorney has achieved the highest level of professionalism, competence and leadership.
He is also humbled to be recognized by his colleagues in the 2015, 2016 and 2019 publication of Super Lawyers. Other associations include the MS State Bar Mentor Project, Past President of the Lafayette Co. Bar Assoc., Past President of the Tri-County Young Lawyers and a member of the American and MS Bar Associations. Swayze, a third generation Oxonian, enjoys deep roots that come with being raised in a town and community where his father and grandfather were recognized for their work at Ole Miss.
Kayla Ware - Associate Attorney
Kayla graduated in 2012 from the University of Mississippi School of Law with her Juris Doctor. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English also from Ole Miss. She is admitted to practice in MS and the U.S. District courts for the Northern and Southern Districts. While in law, school she clerked for Mayo Mallette in Oxford and Bailey & Womble in Batesville. After serving as a law clerk for Chancellor Vicki Cobb in District Three, she joined Swayze in 2013 as an associate. Her work focuses primarily on divorce and family law. Kayla’s blend of compassion and strength is an invaluable asset that is appreciated by her colleagues and clients.
Heather Murphree - Staff
Heather studied managerial finance at the University of Mississippi, and then began a career in the legal field in 2006, joining Swayze in 2008. In her paralegal work, she supports both Swayze and Kayla in divorce and domestic cases. Her exemplary attention to detail helps ensure that no client's needs are overlooked.