Bruce S. Terlep

Biography

Bruce Terlep was a partner at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP since its inception in 1992. Prior to his passing in May 2017, Bruce represented several automotive manufacturers on a national and regional basis in products and commercial matters. Bruce was frequently called in by his clients to try matters across the country in both state and federal courts; he litigated matters in approximately 30 jurisdictions and went to trial in over 15 states. In addition, Bruce regularly counseled his clients on legislative and statutory compliance concerning consumer-related issues. Bruce also was asked on numerous occasions to speak at industry meetings across the country on trends and strategies affecting the automotive industry. It is a reflection of Bruce’s fine mentorship and examples he set that his partners continue to represent and counsel his clients and others in the industry.

Practices

Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy
General Trial Practice
Medical Negligence and Healthcare
Product Liability

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Awards

  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers in 2013-2016

News

Chicago, Lisle, May 10, 2017
Bruce S. Terlep, 1958 – 2017
With much sadness, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces the death of equity partner Bruce S. Terlep. Terlep, a partner in the firm’s Lisle, Ill. office, passed away suddenly last week.

Chicago, May 5, 2016
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named to Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyers List
Thirty-six Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys were named Leading Lawyers or Emerging Lawyers.

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, Lisle, Libertyville, January 1, 2009
Twenty-One Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named to the 2009 Leading Lawyers Network in Illinois
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces that 21 of its partners have been named to the 2009 Leading Lawyers Network, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company.

Chicago, Lisle, Libertyville, January 1, 2008
Twenty-One Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named to the 2008 Leading Lawyers Network in Illinois
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces that 21 of its partners have been named to the 2008 Leading Lawyers Network, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company.

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