Thomas B. Swanson received paralegal, law enforcement, counter-terrorism and investigative training in the United States Air Force. Swanson has been a Texas trial lawyer for over thirty five years and a teacher of paralegals for over thirty years.
He is presently an instructor and the Academic Dean at Center For Advanced Legal Studies, a private paralegal college in Houston, Texas. Over the last twenty-five years, Swanson has written numerous books and articles on matters ranging from law to security to investigations. He has also been an invited speaker to numerous industry groups to speak on topics relating to law, security issues and investigations.