April A. Vesely


April concentrates her practice in the areas of product liability, premises liability, and toxic tort litigation. She has represented major vehicle, machine and chemical manufacturers and distributors in catastrophic injury claims, as well as small business owners and prisoners on pro bono basis. She is responsible for defense strategy and implementation including the evaluation and early disposition of claims to control costs.

April has experience handling all aspects of litigation and is regularly involved in accident scene investigations, medical and expert discovery, complex and dispositive motion practice, trial preparation, and alternative dispute resolution.  


Product Liability
Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes
Toxic Tort Litigation
Asbestos Litigation

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute


  • Co-Author, “Informed Consent,” 2005 and 2006 ITLA Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook


  • Bowling Proprietors Association of America, Midwest Conference, 2007


Chicago, January 29, 2020
Seven Associates Named Partner at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
Seven associates based in the Chicago office have been named partner.

Chicago, July 17, 2013
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Law360 Highlight New Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys
The Law Bulletin article quotes new Partners David A. Kanter and Robert R. McNamara, as well as Managing Partner Timothy G. Nickels.

Chicago, July 9, 2013
Seven Lateral Attorneys Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
Four partners and three associates have recently joined the firm's Chicago office.

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