Mary J. Goers


Mary Goers is an associate in the firm’s Chicago office. She focuses her practice in professional liability, appeals, employment litigation and counseling, and general trial practice.

Prior to joining Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, Mary acted as an Assistant Attorney General in the General Law Bureau, representing state agencies and representatives in administrative review matters. While in law school, Mary was a judicial extern to the Honorable Justice Mary L. Mikva of the Illinois Appellate Court and served as a Legal Writing Teaching Assistant to first-year law students. Mary also was an active member of Chicago-Kent’s Moot Court Honor Society and competed in several moot court competitions.

Mary coaches Chicago-Kent’s Thomas Tang Moot Court teams, where she prepares current law students for oral argument on unique constitutional issues. She enjoys encouraging current law students to hone their oral argument skills and serves as a mentor to many law students.

Outside of work, Mary enjoys trying new coffee shops, group fitness classes, and spending time with family and friends.


Professional Liability
Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes
Employment Litigation and Counseling
Appellate Practice
Lawyers Liability
Medical Negligence and Healthcare

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association, Member


  • Making Pro Bono Work: Insights on Barriers Lead to Solutions for Expanding Legal Services to Those in Need, with Linda Rio, DuPage County Bar Association Brief, June 2018
  • Standing On One Leg: Balancing College Students’ Free Speech with Article III Requirements in the Seventh Circuit, Seventh Circuit Review, 2021


April 22, 2024
Cozzi and Goers to Speak at the Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society's 2024 Annual Meeting
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys Daniel J. Cozzi and Mary Goers will present "The State of Vicarious Liability" at the Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society's (CHRMS) 2024 Annual Meeting.

September 20, 2023
Goers to Serve as Coach for Chicago-Kent College of Law Moot Court
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Associate Mary J. Goers will serve as a coach for Team Chicago-Kent College of Law at the 2023 Judge Thomas Tang and Dr. Pearl Tang Moot Court Regional Competition on October 13-14.

February 09, 2023
Goers Participates in CBA Young Lawyers Section 2023 "Law Practice Tracks" Program
Associate Mary J. Goers is set to participate in the 2023 "Law Practice Tracks" program hosted by the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association.

December 12, 2022
Two Associates Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP welcomes two associates to its Chicago office.

  • Bar Admissions
  • Court Admissions
  • Education
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