Laura Klement Anderson


Laura Anderson is a partner at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP in Chicago, where she serves on the firm’s recruiting committee. She concentrates her practice in general tort litigation with a special interest in representing physicians, hospitals and healthcare providers in cases involving alleged medical negligence. Laura has served as trial counsel in cases taken through verdict before juries throughout the Chicagoland area, including Cook County and Will County. In both a local and national setting, she works with executives, senior management, and in-house counsel of corporations and hospitals in managing litigation as well as advising on litigation risks and strategy.

Laura is active in charitable work and has spent several years on the executive committee of the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundations’ Associates Board. Following law school, Laura served a two-year term as Judicial Clerk to the Honorable William D. Maddux while he was the Presiding Judge of the Law Division for the Circuit Court of Cook County.


Medical Negligence and Healthcare
General Trial Practice
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Secretary, University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation Associates Board
  • Women Everywhere


  • Presenter, "The Independent Private Investigation and Complex Litigation," Fire Investigators Strike Force, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, May 2015 


Chicago, January 29, 2020
Seven Associates Named Partner at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
Seven associates based in the Chicago office have been named partner.

Chicago, June 6, 2019
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Sponsors Women in Law and Leadership Summit
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP associate Laura Klement Anderson will moderate a roundtable discussion on Work-Life Balance.

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, March 31, 2017
University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation Receives 25th Anniversary Donation
UCCRF helps the Comprehensive Cancer Center enhance cancer care, develop more effective and safer therapies, and promote prevention and screening.

Chicago, August 15, 2016
Thevatheril, Anderson Earn Dismissal in Medical Negligence Case
Their healthcare system client was voluntary dismissed prior to trial.

Chicago, November 18, 2015
Employment Litigation and Counseling Newsletter: Practical Applications of the Americans with Disabilities Act, According to the Seventh Circuit
The Employment Litigation and Counseling Practice Group has released its November newsletter.

Chicago, Libertyville, May 18, 2015
Henne, Firm Attorneys Speak at Fire Investigators Strike Force Presentation
Five Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys spoke on "The Independent Private Investigation and Complex Litigation,"

Chicago, February 26, 2015
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Employees Volunteer at Greater Chicago Food Depository
Volunteers repacked 1,200 bags of pasta for distribution to area food pantries and shelters.

Chicago, June 4, 2014
Lateral Associates, New Grad Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP welcomes three associates, including one who was recently sworn in to the Illinois Bar.

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