Benjamin D. Lothson


Ben Lothson is an associate at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP. He practices in general civil litigation with a focus on product liability, construction defect and contract disputes, commercial litigation, and other general tort and contract matters. Additionally, he has experience in appellate matters and drafting successful pre-trial and post-trial motions and briefs for complex, high-stakes litigation at the state and federal levels.

Prior to joining the legal profession, Ben worked as an educator, in social services, and in the private sector. He is fluent in Spanish and received his M.A. in Hispanic linguistics and literature from Northern Illinois University in 2012.


General Trial Practice
Product Liability
Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes
Appellate Practice


Chicago, February 19, 2020
DRI's The Voice Highlights $1.5 Million Win in Construction Breach of Contract Case
The Voice, weekly publication of the Defense Research Institute, highlighted a recent Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP matter in its "And The Defense Wins" section.

Chicago, December 19, 2019
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Win $1.5 Million in Construction Breach of Contract Case
Attorneys won a $1.5 million award and defeated a $3.9 million counterclaim following a week of oral hearings tried before the AAA Construction Industry Tribunal.

Chicago, December 12, 2018
New Lawyers Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP welcomes three recent law school graduates to the firm's Chicago office as associates.

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