Joseph E. Tennial


Joseph E. Tennial is an associate attorney at the firm’s Chicago office, where he concentrates his legal practice on commercial litigation and business disputes. His practice also includes insurance, professional liability, and general civil litigation. 

Before joining Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, Joseph worked at a nationally recognized insurance law firm where he represented the interests of insurers and reinsurers in coverage litigation and general commercial litigation.  He also provided dispute resolution and claim counseling services to domestic and international insurers and reinsurers in a wide variety of insurance coverage claims.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Joseph gained extensive government experience while working in the Office of the Governor of Illinois and for the United States Senate.


Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes
Professional Liability
General Trial Practice

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Black Men Lawyers' Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association


  • "Court Enforces Exclusions to Marine Liability Policy" Insurance Marine News, December 19, 2019


July 28, 2022
Six Associates Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP welcomes six associates to its Chicago office.

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