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October 28, 2022

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Recognized in 11th Annual JVR Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP partners Anthony J. Monaco, Joseph P. Switzer, and Michael A. McCaskey received a 2022 Trial Lawyer Excellence Award from the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Law Bulletin Media, in recognition of their outstanding work on behalf of Swanson, Martin & Bell’s clients.

The JVR Trial Lawyer Excellence Awards ceremony honors the cases and career achievements of Illinois Trial Lawyers.

Anthony J. Monaco and Michael A. McCaskey received the “Outstanding Defense Verdict in a Product Liability Case” for obtaining a defense verdict on behalf of a crane manufacturer for a trial that took place in 2019, where the plaintiff sought over $48 million in compensatory damages and over $200 million in punitive damages for a total of over $248 million. 

Joseph Switzer was honored with the “Defense Attorney Achievement Award” for his excellent litigation work, trial results, leadership, mentoring, and contributions to the legal community.

Learn more about the Jury Verdict Reporter 2022 Awards here.

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