John H. Boyd


John H. Boyd joined Swanson Martin & Bell, LLP in May 2018. John initially began his practice by representing public bodies and officials that include the City of Chicago and County of McHenry in the U.S. Federal Courts. Over the past 12 years John has continued to represent public bodies and officials, but also represents many private companies and individuals in all aspects of civil litigation.

John has argued before the Illinois Appellate Court on issues relating to public body quorum requirements, secured transactions, assignment for the benefit of creditors and emergency temporary restraining orders.

Aside from civil litigation, John focuses much of his practice in the area of zoning and land use, and has served as the McHenry County Hearing Officer for variance requests since 2014. In this capacity, John sits as an administrative judge over many of McHenry County’s variation requests.

John is a graduate of Leadership Greater McHenry County, and prides himself on community service. John served as the inaugural chair for the McHenry County Housing Commission and continues his work in the community whenever he is able.

John began his career in the private business sector, where he worked for 5 years before becoming an attorney.


Appellate Practice
General Trial Practice
Real Estate Litigation and Transactional Services
Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy
Civil Rights and Governmental Liability

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association


Chicago, Lisle, June 29, 2018
Seven Lateral Associates Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
Six join the firm's Chicago office, while one will practice the firm's Lisle office.

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