Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP established roots in the Hoosier State long before the firm was founded in 1992. Several of the firm's founding partners and many other Swanson, Martin & Bell lawyers were born, raised and educated in Indiana. A spirited rivalry still remains between the firm’s Indiana University and Purdue University graduates.
The firm's offices in Chicago are less than 30 minutes away from the courthouse for the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in Hammond, Indiana. Lawyers for the firm have appeared in all of the federal district courts in Indiana, most of its county-level venues and appellate courts. The firm presently has 11 lawyers licensed in Indiana, including:
Andrew J. Albright
John P. Arranz
Brian W. Bell
P. Stephen Fardy
Derrick L. Haddox
Jessica A. Levitt
Jonna McGinley Reilly
T. Allon Renfro
Bryan E. Rogers
Matthew S. Ver Steeg
Michelle M. Wahl
Northwest Indiana is one of the most industrialized areas in the world. Lawyers for the firm have represented clients in many catastrophic incidents that occasionally take place in highly industrialized settings.
Members of the firm have tried many cases in Indiana, in the areas of environmental/toxic torts, product liability, breach of warranty, class action, commercial disputes, medical negligence, premises liability, pharmaceutical malpractice, professional liability and construction litigation.
The firm actively represents manufacturers of automobiles, industrial equipment and recreational vehicles, steel producers, power companies and fuel distributors in litigation throughout Indiana.
Currently, the firm serves as co-national counsel for one of the largest steel manufacturers in the world, with extensive operations in Lake and Porter County, Indiana.