Lenard C. Swanson


Lenard C. Swanson is a founding partner at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP. In 1992, Lenard and eight fellow partners formed Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP. He remained active in his areas of practice, the defense of product liability and medical negligence claims, until retiring in 2000. Mr. Swanson was named a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and also maintained membership in the Illinois State Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, Society of Trial Lawyers and Product Liability Advisory Council.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Society of Trial Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Product Liability Advisory Council


  • Recipient, Trial Excellence Award for Lifetime Achievement, Jury Verdict Reporter Awards, 2011


Chicago, October 20, 2015
American College of Trial Lawyers Inducts Wills, 10th Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorney
Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship and membership cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state.

Chicago, March 19, 2012
Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter Magazine Features Swanson, SMB Attorneys
Swanson was recognized in the magazine for receiving one of the first Trial Lawyer Excellence Awards for Lifetime Achievement.

Chicago, November 11, 2011
Swanson Receives Jury Verdict Reporter Trial Lawyer Excellence Award For Lifetime Achievement
Lenard C. Swanson was honored for his body of trial work and longtime mentoring of fellow attorneys.

Chicago, Libertyville, October 29, 2010
American College of Trial Lawyers Admits Ninth Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorney
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Partner Robert M. Collins has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.

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