BiographyMeg focuses her practice on civil litigation with an emphasis on defending toxic tort premises and products cases alleging exposure to asbestos or diacetyl. As an associate in the firm’s Chicago office, she defends and represents clients at depositions, motion hearings, and in all legal matters. Prior to joining Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, she worked at a civil litigation firm in Chicago where she represented and defended clients in toxic tort and premise liability cases, as well as casualty cases alleging personal injury.
Meg began her practice as an Assistant State's Attorney in the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office. As a prosecutor, she handled matters ranging from misdemeanor criminal charges to felony cases and litigated multiple jury and bench trials.
While in law school, she was on Law Review and served on the board as a Notes and Comments Editor. Meg also served as a research assistant for College of Law professors. During law school, Meg gained hands-on litigation experience through the use of a 711 license with the Kane County State's Attorney's Office, as well as at Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office. In addition, she expanded her research skills and knowledge of the judicial system while serving as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Judge Joseph McGraw with the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit.
Memberships & Affiliations
- Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- Recognized as an Emerging Lawyer by Law Bulletin Media, 2018
- 2013 Recipient, Illinois State Bar Association Law Student Public Service Award
- 2013 Recipient, PCSW Outstanding Women Award
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, St. Louis, Madison County, June 6, 2017
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Grows St. Louis, Madison County Offices With Lateral Additions
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP welcomes four lateral attorneys to add more strength and expertise in the firm’s Toxic Tort Litigation, Asbestos Litigation and Product Liability.