Marcie J. Vantine


Marcie concentrates her practice on injury defense litigation, with an emphasis in toxic tort, product liability, premises liability, and medical negligence and healthcare. She also has an extensive history in trucking and transportation litigation, which includes catastrophic and fatality claims, property damage, contract/lease disputes, cargo claims, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act compliance. She has handled complex issue and multi-party litigation at the state, federal and appellate level.


Product Liability
Toxic Tort Litigation
Asbestos Litigation
Admiralty, Maritime and Transportation
Medical Negligence and Healthcare
Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes
General Trial Practice

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Graduate of NuWay Truck School, 2010


  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, 2021-2024
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars in 2011-2019
  • “Law Firm Leader” honoree and award recipient, Missouri Lawyers Media, 2018


October 18, 2023
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Partners Sponsor American Heart Association's Counsel for a Cause
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Partners John P. Arranz, Ross W. Bartolotta, Steven E. Danekas, Michael W. Drumke, P. Stephen Fardy, George F. Fitzpatrick, Jr., McRay Judge, Timothy G. Nickels, John J. O'Sullivan, David F. Pardys, Gary C. Pinter, T. Allon Renfro, Kristine C. Reveille, Christopher T. Sheean, Robert W. Stephens and Marcie J. Vantine are proud sponsors of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 8th Annual Chicago Counsel for a Cause event on October 19.

June 21, 2023
Keating, Hogan and Vantine to Speak in WTW Healthcare Risk Management Webinar
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP partners Richard J. Keating, Jr., Marcie J. Vantine, and Meg F. Hogan will speak at WTW's "Healthcare Risk Management Foundations Series: Elements of an Effective Fleet Management Plan" on June 22.

August 18, 2022
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named to 2023 Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch Lists
Thirty-nine Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys were named to the 2023 Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ lists.

St. Louis, May 03, 2022
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Sponsors The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis's Annual Law Day Event
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP proudly sponsored The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis's (BAMSL) annual Law Day and awards ceremony on May 2

Chicago, Lisle, Libertyville, St. Louis, Madison County, Indiana, August 19, 2021
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named to 2022 Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch Lists
Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review.

Chicago, St. Louis, April 14, 2021
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Sponsors ACC St. Louis Litigation Seminar on Post-Pandemic Litigation
The panel will offer thoughts on how litigators will see their workday change or return to pre-pandemic practices, as well as ways courts will be affected and what new challenges litigators may face.

Chicago, Lisle, St. Louis, Madison County, August 20, 2020
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch Lists
Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review.

St. Louis, October 15, 2018
Vantine Honored as Law Firm Leader at 2018 Up & Coming Awards
Vantine was one of five Missouri lawyers named in the Law Firm Leader category, recognizing early-career professionals who hold important leadership positions in their firms.

Chicago, January 15, 2015
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Names New Partners
Six associates were recently named partners, including one in St. Louis.

Chicago, September 24, 2014
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Highlights Merger with Kernell Law Firm
Swanson, Martin & Bell now has nearly 120 attorneys in five offices, including offices in Chicago, Lisle and Libertyville.

Chicago, September 23, 2014
Kernell Law Firm Attorneys Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, SMB Opens St. Louis and Madison County Offices
"We believe our new St. Louis and Madison County offices will provide the same excellent service that clients have come to expect from Tom Kernell and his team," said Managing Partner Timothy G. Nickels.

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