A 1983 cum laude graduate of Providence College in Rhode Island, Kristin Swanson-Mace earned a degree in political science. She subsequently attended California Western School of Law from 1984 to 1987. While working toward her Juris Doctor, Ms. Swanson-Mace was honored to receive the American Jurisprudence Award in Trusts and the American Jurisprudence Award in Civil Procedure.
After graduating from California Western School of Law, Kristin Swanson-Mace specialized in workers’ compensation defense as an Associate with Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue & McLain, P.A. In 1999, she assumed the role of Partner with Spangler, Mace, and Zinaich, P.A., in the same capacity. Today, Kristin Swanson-Mace handles worker’s compensation defense on behalf of prominent clients, such as the Division of Risk Management for the Florida Department of Financial Services and Daytona Beach’s Halifax Health. The institutions she represents rely on her experience for defense in cases where injured parties have filed workers’ compensation claims. Kristin Swanson-Mace has maintained a workers' compensation-focused law practice in Orlando, Florida, since 2000. She has maintained membership in The Florida Bar, the Rhode Island Bar Association, and the Workers' Compensation Section of The Florida Bar for more than two decades.
Ms. Swanson-Mace has four children and supports their baseball and basketball sports activities. In late 2010, her eldest son died of an ecstasy overdose. Today, Kristin Swanson-Mace volunteers her time to teach young people how to make positive life decisions and about the consequences of ecstasy use. She volunteers with the Journey Ministries, Parents Encouraging Confident Choices, Inc., and the Avalon Church. Ms. Swanson-Mace is also an avid walker and runner and trains regularly for 5K and half-marathon events.