Megan E. Schneider

Biography

Since joining Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP in 2009, Megan has represented clients in a variety of complex litigation matters involving allegations of medical negligence, product liability, premises liability, contract and warranty disputes and various employment and business disputes.

Megan has extensive experience in all aspects of civil litigation from initial case evaluation, discovery (including expert discovery) and through trial to verdict. She has successfully resolved matters prior to trial through dispositive motion, settlement, mediation and arbitration. She has also obtained not guilty verdicts at trial on behalf of physicians and hospitals in several multi-million dollar medical malpractice cases.

Megan routinely represents businesses and institutions in disputes arising from incidents on their premises, including incidents resulting in catastrophic injuries. Megan also represents and counsels small and medium sized business in a variety of issues, including employment disputes, contract drafting and negotiations, and general business practices.

Megan serves as chair of the Medical Negligence and Healthcare Practice Group and is a member of the firm's HIPAA Compliance Committee.

Practices

Medical Negligence and Healthcare
Product Liability
General Trial Practice
Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Awards

  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition in 2014-2018

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, Lisle, Libertyville, Madison County, January 23, 2018
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyers for 2018
Those designated Leading Lawyers were recommend by their peers to be among the top lawyers in Illinois.

Chicago, January 5, 2018
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Names Four New Partners
All four attorneys practice at the firm's Chicago office.

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, July 27, 2016
Kocour, Schneider Win Summary Judgment Motion in Medical Negligence Case
The motion was on behalf of a Chicago-based hospital.

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, June 26, 2015
Schichtel, Weiler and Schneider Win Opinion in Illinois Appellate Court for Hospital Client
The opinion affirmed a summary judgment for Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP's client and clarifies the scope of agency law in Illinois.

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, November 25, 2014
'12 Day Defensive Hot Streak' Highlighted in Law Bulletin Article
The article highlighted four defense verdicts Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys received on behalf of clients.

Chicago, November 19, 2014
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Obtains Four Not Guilty Verdicts in 11 Days
In a span of 11 days, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys obtained four not guilty verdicts at trial on behalf of clients.

Chicago, October 27, 2014
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Obtains Not Guilty Verdict for Client Centegra Hospital - McHenry
The plaintiff asked for more than $7,000,000.

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, October 28, 2013
Skiko Wins Summary Judgment for Security Services Client
Skiko has represented security service companies for more than 10 years.

Chicago, May 5, 2010
Continued Growth Spurs Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP To 100-Attorney Mark
With the arrival of several new partners and associates in recent months, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP now has 100 attorneys practicing among its three offices.

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