Steven L. Larson

Biography

Steven has practiced in the field of civil litigation since 1977and has represented numerous individuals and corporations in lawsuits in state and federal courts in Illinois, in matters involving medical and legal negligence, commercial litigation and business disputes, as well as insurance coverage, product liability and other general liability matters. He retired as a partner in 2017.

One particular area of focus includes the defense of medical negligence matters on behalf of physicians and hospitals in northern Illinois, including Lake County, McHenry County, Winnebago County and Cook County, Illinois. Steven has obtained numerous defense verdicts at trial for in cases involving a wide variety of medical specialties, including cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology, family practice, internal medicine, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, psychiatry, anesthesiology, general surgery, colorectal surgery, otolaryngology, pediatrics and emergency medicine.

Practices

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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Federal Trial Bar
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel

Awards

  • Inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Selected for inclusion in the Illinois Society of Trial Lawyers
  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Leading Lawyers in of medical malpractice defense, product liability defense and personal injury defense
  • Selected for inclusion in the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers in medical malpractice defense

Presentations

  • Presentations to members of Lake County Bar Association on issues involving civil litigation
  • Presentations to physicians, medical practices and hospital staffs and nurses regarding issues involving medical negligence litigation

News

Libertyville, September 23, 2016
Larson, Terselic Obtain Defense Verdict in Lake County Case
The case involved the alleged failure to properly perform an appendectomy.

Chicago, June 1, 2016
Kocour Elected to Membership in American Board of Trial Advocates
Kocour joins several other Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP who are also ABOTA members.

Chicago, May 5, 2016
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named to Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyers List
Thirty-six Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys were named Leading Lawyers or Emerging Lawyers.

Chicago, October 20, 2015
American College of Trial Lawyers Inducts Wills, 10th Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorney
Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship and membership cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state.

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, October 17, 2014
Wills Inducted Into American Board of Trial Advocates
Wills joins several other Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP who are also ABOTA members.

Libertyville, February 7, 2014
Libertyville Office Volunteers with Feed My Starving Children
Participants packed 21 boxes of food that was then shipped to malnourished children in the Philippines.

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, January 3, 2013
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 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Chicago, January 3, 2012
Illinois Super Lawyers Recognizes 34 Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces that 23 of its attorneys were recognized as Illinois Super Lawyers, while 11 others were recognized as Rising Stars.

Chicago, Lisle, Libertyville, January 19, 2011
Thirty Swanson, Martin & Bell Attorneys Selected for 2011 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP is pleased to announce that 21 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2011 Illinois Super Lawyers list.

Chicago, Libertyville, October 29, 2010
American College of Trial Lawyers Admits Ninth Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorney
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Partner Robert M. Collins has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.

Chicago, Lisle, Libertyville, January 1, 2008
Twenty-One Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named to the 2008 Leading Lawyers Network in Illinois
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces that 21 of its partners have been named to the 2008 Leading Lawyers Network, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company.

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