David J. Welch

Biography

David is an associate at the firm’s Chicago office. He practices in general civil litigation with a focus on product liability, construction litigation, and other general tort matters. Prior to joining Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, David was a criminal prosecutor for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant State’s Attorney, David gained extensive litigation experience trying numerous bench trials and hundreds of dispositive motions. David also authored twelve appellate briefs and argued successfully in the Illinois Appellate Court. Prior to becoming an attorney, David was a police officer in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

In law school, David worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Paul P. Biebel, Jr. (retired). He also clerked at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in the complex litigation unit, felony trial division, and narcotics division. David’s undergraduate degree is in accounting and he interned at Ernst & Young, LLP, in both the New York and Chicago offices.

Practices

General Trial Practice
Product Liability
Construction
Appellate Practice
Civil Rights and Governmental Liability
Fire and Explosion Litigation
Insurance

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Publications

  • Deference to the Lower Court: How the Seventh Circuit Improperly Granted Habeas Corpus Relief in Jensen v. Clements, 11 SEVENTH CIRCUIT REV. 231 (2016)

News

Chicago, St. Louis, February 5, 2018
Lateral Associates, Law School Graduates Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP welcomes four lateral associates and two recent law school graduates to the firm.

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