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Chicago-based law firm opens in Hammond

The view from inside a downtown Hammond office tower. The Chicago-based law firm Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP  has opened a downtown Hammond office.

Chicago-based law firm Swanson, Martin & Bell LLP opened a satellite office in Hammond to better serve ArcelorMittal and other industrial clients in Northwest Indiana.

The 25-year-old trial firm employs 130 attorneys at its headquarters in downtown Chicago, in St. Louis, and in Lisle, Libertyville and Edwardsville in Illinois. Swanson, Martin & Bell's latest office is at 5930 Hohman Ave., Suite 211 in downtown Hammond.

“Our attorneys have represented Indiana-based clients for years, including many in industrialized Lake County and its surrounding areas," Managing Partner Timothy G. Nickels said. "It made sense for us to maintain a presence in the Region to better serve those clients and prospective new ones."

The law firm is co-national counsel for ArcelorMittal, which has a massive footprint in Lake and Porter counties.

Its clients include steelmakers, auto manufacturers, fuel distributors, power companies, recreational vehicle makers and industrial equipment manufacturers.

"Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP specializes in environmental/toxic torts, product liability, class action, commercial disputes, medical negligence, premises liability and catastrophic incidents, pharmaceutical malpractice, professional liability and construction litigation trial work," the firm said in a news release.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.

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