Michael P. Gerkin


Michael P. Gerkin is an attorney in the firm’s Chicago office. He practices general litigation, but concentrates his practice in defending business in products liability actions, commercial disputes, and class actions. Michael also defends lawyers and professionals in professional malpractice actions.

Michael was a Summer Associate with the firm. Before joining full time, he clerked for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Illinois, advocated for children and parents in JA cases with the Family Advocacy Clinic in law school, and was a Staff Assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.


General Trial Practice
Product Liability
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes
Professional Liability
Class Action Defense
Toxic Tort Litigation
Admiralty, Maritime and Transportation
Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy
Employment Litigation and Counseling

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section



November 07, 2023
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP 2022 Summer Associates Sworn In, Join as New Associates
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP welcomes new associates Romteen Bahramirad, Kamryn Gallardo, Michael Gerkin, and Kaitlyn Kloss to the firm, all of whom will be sworn in as members of the Illinois Bar on November 9, 2023.

  • Bar Admissions
  • Court Admissions
  • Education
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