Matthew S. Ver Steeg


Matt is licensed in Illinois and Indiana and spent the first 12 years of his practice with a firm in Indiana. He joined Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP as a partner in 2014. Matt has experience litigating cases in Illinois and Indiana involving catastrophic industrial accidents, product liability, explosions, professional and medical malpractice, business and contractual disputes, premises liability, employment law, and others. He has earned the respect of his peers over the years as evidenced by an AV Preeminent peer-review rating from ALM and Martindale-Hubbell, a process that surveys lawyers and judges who have had substantial interaction with Matt professionally.


General Trial Practice
Admiralty, Maritime and Transportation
Product Liability
Medical Negligence and Healthcare
Fire and Explosion Litigation
Professional Liability

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Illinois State Bar Association


  • AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Rating in Litigation, Medical Malpractice Litigation, and Professional Liability Litigation (2012-present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award (2013-present)


Chicago, August 15, 2018
Five Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers List
Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review.

Chicago, August 23, 2017
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers List
Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review.

Chicago, February 16, 2017
Ver Steeg Discusses Career Opportunities on Valparaiso Alumni Panel
Ver Steeg and fellow Valparaiso alumni offered advice about how to navigate the legal job market.

Chicago, August 15, 2016
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers List
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP also received the firm a Tier 1 ranking in the area of "Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants" in 2016.

Chicago, February 26, 2015
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Employees Volunteer at Greater Chicago Food Depository
Volunteers repacked 1,200 bags of pasta for distribution to area food pantries and shelters.

Chicago, October 24, 2014
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP's Indiana Practice, New Attorneys Highlighted in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Article
With an increasing workload in the Hoosier State, Swanson, Martin & Bell LLP has added a lateral partner and four lateral associates over the past five months.

Chicago, October 21, 2014
Lateral Partner, Four Lateral Associates Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
All five attorneys practice in Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP's Chicago office.

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