Andrew A. Lothson

Biography

Andrew’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including commercial, product liability, mass tort, intellectual property and class action defense. Andrew’s practice is national in scope. He has represented corporate clients under pro hac vice admissions in more than 35 state and federal jurisdictions throughout the United States. Andrew also regularly counsels clients on mitigating risk and navigating intricate regulatory schemes at the local, state and federal level. Regardless of the subject matter, thinking outside of the box to formulate creative solutions to complex problems has become a hallmark of Andrew’s practice.

With respect to high-stakes litigation, Andrew has successfully defended and resolved such matters in a variety of forums, including trial and mediation. He also has extensive experience drafting critical briefs and motions at the pre-trial and post-trial stages, resulting in numerous published decisions in jurisdictions across the country. For example, Andrew has developed and executed client strategy on class certification; Daubert issues; trade secrets; e-discovery; punitive damages defense; constitutional challenges; product recalls; warranties; indemnity; fiduciary duties; dismissal, summary judgment and directed verdict motions; and preparing high-exposure cases for eventual appeal. And as a member of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group, Andrew has a breadth of experience in federal appeals, authoring briefs in the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the First, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits.

Andrew has spent his entire legal career with Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, starting as a summer associate, and then as an associate attorney following graduation from law school. He was recently elevated to partner. Aside from the practice of law, Andrew is an avid outdoorsman and traveler, and spends a great deal of his free time pursuing these passions with family and friends.  Prior to law school, Andrew played Division 1-A football as a wide-receiver for NIU, earning three varsity letters and excelling academically.  He remains active supporting NIU athletics and the law school.  

Practices

Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes
General Trial Practice
Product Liability
Class Action Defense
Intellectual Property Litigation and Transactional Services

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DeKalb County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Awards

  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition in 2013-2018

News

Chicago, Libertyville, Madison County, January 26, 2018
Illinois Super Lawyers Recognizes 35 Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP is proud to have 20 Super Lawyers and 14 Rising Stars among its attorneys.

Chicago, January 16, 2017
Illinois Super Lawyers Recognizes 38 Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces that 38 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Chicago, Lisle, January 5, 2017
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Names Three New Partners
Sullivan practices in Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP’s Lisle office, while Lothson and Wahl practice in the firm’s Chicago office.

Chicago, January 13, 2016
Illinois Super Lawyers Recognizes 39 Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces that 39 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Chicago, January 12, 2015
Illinois Super Lawyers Recognizes 39 Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces that 39 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Chicago, January 13, 2014
Illinois Super Lawyers Recognizes 39 Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces that 39 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Chicago, January 3, 2013
Illinois Super Lawyers Recognizes 39 Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces that 39 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Chicago, November 6, 2008
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Welcomes Five New Associates
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP is pleased to welcome five new attorneys to the firm.

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