Brett M. Henne

Associate

847-949-0057
bhenne@smbtrials.com
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Biography

Brett Henne started his career in 1989 with the Grayslake Fire Protection District, working his way up to the position of Fire Marshal, Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators, and as a licensed paramedic. From there he served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Lake County State’s Attorneys Office. His experience includes trials of civil and criminal matters before juries, judges and arbitrators, both as a private attorney and as an Assistant State’s Attorney. As an Assistant State’s Attorney he has tried over 60 cases to verdict, from property related crimes to murder; with an emphasis on investigating and prosecuting white collar crimes. His immense experience in the medical field, fire and explosion investigation and construction field coupled with his vast trial experience allows Brett to efficiently and zealously represent his clients’ interests throughout all phases of litigation.

Memberships & Affiliations
  • Adjunct Instructor, Fire Administration and the Law, College of Lake County, Lake County, Illinois, 2001-present
  • Teen Court Judge, Lake County, Illinois, 2009-present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • International Association of Arson Investigators–Illinois Chapter
Presentations

“Arson for Prosecutors,” taught fire behavior, fire investigation, and the NFPA 921 guide, to prosecutors from throughout the country, National Advocacy Center for the National District Attorneys Association, Columbia, South Carolina, October 2010

News

Libertyville, IL, February 7, 2014
Libertyville Office Volunteers with Feed My Starving Children

Participants packed 21 boxes of food that was then shipped to malnourished children in the Philippines.


Chicago, IL, Libertyville, IL, January 27, 2011
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Welcomes Two Associates

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP has recently added two associates to the firm’s Chicago and Libertyville, Ill. offices.




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