Derrick L. Haddox


Derrick represents clients in a variety of commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes and mechanics lien matters. He also defends clients in construction litigation disputes and personal injury actions. He has a wide range of skills in collection matters, from assisting clients in devising business strategies to minimize litigation when recovering property obtained via a purchase or lease contract, to aggressive representation once litigation has come to fruition.


Asbestos Litigation
Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy
Product Liability
Real Estate Litigation and Transactional Services

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association


  • Named one of "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch" in Law Bulletin Publishing Company's Annual Survey, 2018
  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition in 2013


  • Speaker, “Anatomy of Toxic Tort & Asbestos Cases,” Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Tort Litigation Committee Meeting, Chicago, April 2018


Chicago, September 3, 2021
Lothson Named to Law Bulletin Media's 40 Under Forty List
According to Lothson's profile, ""Andy has natural instincts beyond his years and is an exceptionally bright and creative attorney."

Chicago, October 5, 2020
Ferrill Named to Law Bulletin Media's 40 Under 40
According to Ferrill's profile, "She will do whatever it takes, leave no stone unturned, until she can get her clients the right result."

Chicago, Lisle, Libertyville, Madison County, February 3, 2020
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyers for 2020
Those designated Leading Lawyers were recommended by their peers to be among the top lawyers in Illinois.

Chicago, January 16, 2019
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyers for 2019
Those designated Leading Lawyers were recommend by their peers to be among the top lawyers in Illinois.

Chicago, September 20, 2018
Haddox Profiled for Law Bulletin Media's "Forty Under 40" List
According to Haddox's profile, he "has earned a reputation as one of the top young product liability and construction litigation defense lawyers in the city."

Chicago, June 11, 2018
Haddox Named to Law Bulletin Media's "40 Under Forty" List
Haddox was recognized for his work in Contract Disputes, Construction Litigation and Product Liability matters.

Chicago, April 20, 2018
Haddox, Gould Address Toxic Tort, Asbestos Cases at CBA Meeting
They will speak at an upcoming Young Lawyers Section meeting.

Chicago, January 12, 2016
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Names New Partners
Clyder and Haddox practice in Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP’s Chicago office, while Henne practices in the firm’s Libertyville office.

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.

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