BiographyKamil Zohar Merchant is an associate attorney at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP. Kamil focuses his practice on civil litigation, using his experience from commercial litigation and appellate work. Prior to joining the firm, Kamil worked for a commercial litigation boutique in Chicago, assisting clients in federal and state forums, as well as before administrative agencies and courts of appeal.
He has assisted small and large companies, as well as individuals, in litigation matters and advising clients on avoiding litigation. Kamil has helped construction company clients obtain insurance coverage where insurers initially refused to defend, and secure payment on mechanics liens for those contractors. He has also assisted closely held corporations with updating business plan and litigation matters involving employees, as well as helping with breach of contract and fraud claims in intra-corporate disputes.
Originally from the Chicago suburbs, after completing his undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego, Kamil returned home to Illinois and earned his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. During law school, Kamil served as a legal extern to the Chief Judge of the 12th Judicial Circuit of Illinois in Will County, the Honorable Richard C. Schoenstedt.
Following law school, Kamil gained expertise in Illinois law and experience in all aspects of the litigation process by serving as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Justice Nathaniel R. Howse, Jr. of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District.
General Trial Practice
Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes
Employment Litigation and Counseling
Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy
Civil Rights and Governmental Liability
Medical Negligence and Healthcare
Memberships & Affiliations
- Chicago Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago, August 10, 2021
Five Associates Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
They will all practice in the firm's Chicago office.