Jack Gould is an associate at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP. He concentrates his practice on defending premises, product liability, and contractor liability claims, primarily involving asbestos and toxic torts. Jack engages in all aspects of civil litigation, including extensive motion practice, fact and expert witness depositions, trial preparation, and settlement negotiations. Jack has secured voluntary dismissals and favorable resolutions for corporate defendants in numerous cases over his career.
Jack frequently interacts and coordinates with clients, in-house and national counsel, regarding case and litigation strategy. He also has a wealth of experience in drafting and responding to discovery requests, including working with clients to formulate answers and objections to achieve consistency with their past responses. Jack also has significant experience at the firm working on general litigation wrongful death cases as well as construction, commercial, entertainment, and bankruptcy-related matters.
Prior to joining Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, Jack worked at a boutique civil defense firm in Chicago for several years where he gained extensive experience litigating a large caseload of toxic tort cases for a major steel manufacturer as well as a chemical pipe manufacturer in numerous venues in Illinois. He has also engaged in criminal defense work, including trials.
Memberships & Affiliations
- Chicago Bar Association
- Co-Chair, Tort Litigation Committee, Young Lawyers Section (2018-2019)
- Illinois State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Executive Board, Chicago-Kent Young Alumni Council
- Decalogue Society
- Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition in 2018
- Author, "Supreme Court Once Again Limits Where Out-of-State Businesses Can Be Sued," The Decalogue Tablets, Fall 2017
- Speaker, “Anatomy of Toxic Tort & Asbestos Cases,” Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Tort Litigation Committee Meeting, Chicago, April 2018
Chicago, November 2, 2018
Reveille, Ferrill Address Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Trial
Fellow panelists include two Circuit Court of Cook County judges and three plaintiffs attorneys.
Chicago, April 20, 2018
Haddox, Gould Address Toxic Tort, Asbestos Cases at CBA Meeting
They will speak at an upcoming Young Lawyers Section meeting.
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, December 17, 2015
Lateral Associates, Law School Grads Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
The firm welcomes two lateral associates and two recent law school graduates to the firm’s Chicago office.