Sarah A. Ferrill

Biography

Sarah is a member of the firm’s Medical Negligence and Healthcare practice group and, thus, mainly focuses her practice on the representation of hospitals, physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice lawsuits. Additionally, she represents clients in other general tort and product liability work. Prior to joining Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, Sarah worked at a prominent Chicago plaintiff’s personal injury firm where she gained extensive experience representing clients in wrongful death, personal injury, and medical malpractice matters. 

Sarah is also a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation and Transactional Services group and works collectively to prosecute and defend clients in complex intellectual property matters including litigation of trademark, copyright and patent infringement issues.

Practices

Medical Negligence and Healthcare
General Trial Practice
Intellectual Property Litigation and Transactional Services

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Appointed member, Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • American Bar Association
  • Bradley University Alumni Association
  • John Marshall Law School Alumni Association and Young Alumni Council

Awards

  • Member of The National Trial Lawyers organization Top 40 Under 40, 2012
  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition in 2015-2018

Presentations

  • Panelist, Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Trial, Chicago Bar Association's Young Lawyers Tort Litigation Committee, November 2018
  • Panelist, Jury Trial Tips, Chicago Bar Association's Municipal & Law Divisions Committee, October 2018
  • Guest Lecturer, Advanced Trial Advocacy, University of Notre Dame Law School, 2017, 2018
  • Judge, Herzog Moot Court Competition, John Marshall Law School, 2012, 2013
  • Guest Lecturer, Personal Injury Litigation, University of Notre Dame Law School, 2011, 2012
  • Guest Lecturer, Litigation Lab, DePaul University College of Law, 2011, 2012
  • Guest Lecturer, Medical Malpractice 101, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 2011

News

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, October 17, 2018
Ferrill Speaks at CBA Trial Tips Presentation
Ferrill will address Trial Preparation and Demonstratives. Fellow panelists include Circuit Court of Cook County Judges Marguerite Quinn and Lorna Propes, as well as Wise Morrissey Kaveny's Elizabeth Kaveny. For more information, please visit the CBA website.

Chicago, September 7, 2018
Law360 Profiles Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP for 2018 Illinois Regional Powerhouse Series
According to the article, "Swanson's attorneys have flexed their muscles in several Illinois courtrooms this year, helping to fend off more than $100 million in claimed damages in several suits rooted in the firm's more institutional areas of practice."

Chicago, January 30, 2018
Ferrill Guest Lectures at Notre Dame Law School
Topics included opening arguments, effective direct and cross examination, and trial demonstratives.

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, October 10, 2017
Ferrill Guest Lectures at Notre Dame Law School
Topics included preparing an expert for trial, effective cross examination, and trial demonstratives, as well as a a mock cross examination of the plaintiff’s economist expert

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, January 13, 2017
Ferrill Offers Trial Tips on CBA Panel
Ferrill will speak along with two judges and a plaintiff's attorney.

Chicago, October 26, 2016
Ferrill Talks Trial Preparation and Presentation at CBA Event
Ferrill and fellow presenters will provide first-hand guidance on how to effectively try a case.

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, 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, November 18, 2013
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Welcomes Three Associates
The firm welcomes three associates, including two who were recently sworn in to the Illinois Bar.

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