Anthony D. Danhelka


Anthony Danhelka is a litigator and trial lawyer at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP. He represents and defends premises owners and contractors in various industries, including retail, hospitality, electrical generation, and manufacturing, against a variety of tort claims including personal injury, lead-containing products, and asbestos.

Additionally, his practice involves the defense of manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors in complex product liability matters, commercial litigation, and the counseling of small businesses and individuals with regards employment-related legal issues. He has represented clients in national litigation as coordinating and trial counsel.


General Trial Practice
Asbestos Litigation
Toxic Tort Litigation
Product Liability
Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes
Employment Litigation and Counseling

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Order of Barristers


  • Speaker, "Oral Arguments of Motions," Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Tort Litigation Committee, November 2018


Chicago, January 30, 2020
Illinois Super Lawyers Recognizes 25 Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces that 12 attorneys were named to the 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers list and another 13 were named to the 2020 Illinois Rising Stars list.

Chicago, November 1, 2018
Danhelka Speaks to Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section on Oral Arguments
His presentation focuses on Oral Arguments of Motions.

Chicago, April 3, 2018
Danhelka Authors Article for DRI Retail and Hospitality Newsletter
Danhelka's article is titled, "Is Time up on Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping?"

Chicago, Indiana, October 30, 2017
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Highlights New Indiana Office, 25th Anniversary
The article quotes partners Brian W. Bell and Timothy G. Nickels, and speaks of the firm's long history in Indiana.

Chicago, January 10, 2012
Lateral Attorney, New Law School Graduates Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
The firm welcomes three new law school graduates and one lateral attorney to the Chicago office.

Chicago, November 14, 2011
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Joins ILSCCP Mentoring Partnership
The ILSCCP Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program pairs new associates with partners who provide professional guide and practical guidance.

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