Jonna McGinley Reilly


As Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property group, Jonna manages her clients' global trademark and copyright portfolios and collaborates with clients on enforcement strategies worldwide. In addition, she represents clients' interests in adversarial proceedings in U.S. courts and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

For over 20 years, Jonna has been advising and advocating for clients in the areas of trademark infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition and commercial contract disputes. Jonna also counsels clients in licensing matters, brand promotion and protection, and advertising campaigns. Jonna's clients range from individuals to large corporations in diverse fields such as consumer products, convenience store products and services, restaurant services, clothing, firearms, airguns and ammunition, sorbent products, investment services and forklifts.

Reflecting her commitment to pro bono service, Jonna spends time advocating for the rights of underserved populations. She served as a pro bono attorney for the National Immigrant Justice Center on asylum cases and as a volunteer attorney on immigration matters for the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic located in Highland Park, Illinois. In late 2019, Jonna volunteered at the southern border in El Paso, Texas for Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center's Detained Deportation Defense program.


Intellectual Property Litigation and Transactional Services
Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes
Entertainment and Media Law

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Media Law Resource Center, Defense Counsel Member
  • Federal Trial Bar for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • ChIPs Women in Technology, Law and Policy - Member Community, Chicago Chapter


  • Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Leader Series IV, selected for 2006-2007 class


  • Co-Author, "MLRC Prepublication/Prebroadcast Committee Report on: The Effective use of the Fair Report Privilege," Media Law Resource Center, September 2004
  • Co-Author, "LDRC Prepublication Prebroadcast Committee Reports on: Note Retention Policies of Reporters," Libel Defense Resource Center, September 2002
  • Co-Author, "LDRC Prepublication/Prebroadcast Committee Reports on: 'Advice of Counsel' as a Defense by Reporters," Libel Defense Resource Center, September 2002


April 24, 2023
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Sponsors the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic's 8th Anniversary Dinner
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP is proud to co-sponsor the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic’s Eighth Anniversary Dinner on May 4 at Pinstripes in Northbrook, Illinois.

May 18, 2022
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Sponsors The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic's 7th Anniversary Dinner
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP was proud to co-sponsor the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic's (NSLAC) Seventh Anniversary Dinner on May 5, where guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and live music performances.

May 17, 2022
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP at the International Trademark Association's 144th Annual Meeting
On May 1-4, Partners Stephen Fardy and Jonna Reilly attended the International Trademark Association's (INTA) 144th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Chicago, January 18, 2021
Three Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named Partner
Jessica Levitt Acuna, Jack A. Gould and Jonna McGinley Reilly have all been named partner.

Chicago, November 26, 2019
Reilly Volunteers at Immigration Processing Center on U.S. Border
With the help of translators, Reilly interviewed numerous detainees, assessing their claims for asylum or alternative immigration relief in hopes of collecting enough facts to enable Las Americas to take on their case pro bono.

Chicago, July 15, 2016
Fardy, Reilly Represent Convenience Store Chain in IP Dispute
The chain has asked U.S. District Court to allow it to continue referring to its four-sided doughnuts as "square donuts."

Chicago, January 8, 2014
Fardy Wins IP Bench Trial on Patent Ownership and Fraud Issues
The client won a declaratory judgment on patent ownership issues as well as counterclaims of fraudulent concealment and fraud misrepresentation.

Chicago, July 19, 2012
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Wins Summary Judgment in IP Case
The firm won summary judgment immediately prior to trial in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.

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