Meg F. Hogan


Meg Hogan's practice focuses on all aspects of complex civil litigation. She represents clients in connection with a wide-ranging spectrum of legal matters, including transportation law, trucking law, personal injury, product liability, premises liability and toxic tort matters. Meg has a variety of experience in formulating strategies for discovery, depositions and settlement negotiations. 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 matters, premises liability and personal injury.

Prior to entering private practice, Meg was 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. She participated oral arguments on multiple motions and litigated multiple jury trials and bench trials.

Meg is licensed to practice in Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri, as well as the Northern District of Illinois. Meg currently serves as Vice Chair on her firm’s Trucking and Transportation Practice Group. She also serves as a Vice Chair for the DRI Trucking Law Committee and as a Vice Chair for TIPS Commercial Transportation and Litigation General Committee.


Toxic Tort Litigation
Product Liability
Asbestos Litigation
General Trial Practice
Admiralty, Maritime and Transportation

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.

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