R.J. VanSwol has been named a 2019 Illinois “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in the area of Insurance Coverage. Super Lawyers is a rating service that determines outstanding lawyers through a multi-faceted review process, including independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. In order to be named a “Rising Star,” an attorney must be 40 years old or younger or in practice for no more than 10 years. Only about 2.5 percent of Illinois lawyers are named “Rising Stars.”
About R.J. VanSwol
R.J. focuses his practice on insurance coverage, insurance litigation, professional liability and appellate matters. In addition to representing insurance companies in coverage and subrogation matters, R.J. has also advised and represented clients including lawyers and law firms, local governments, and companies in the transportation, construction, and dining and hospitality industries.
R.J. received his J.D. cum laude from Northwestern University Law School, where he served on The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology and worked as a teaching assistant in the school’s legal writing program. He also holds a master’s degree in English and bachelor’s degrees summa cum laude in English and rhetoric from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
R.J. is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the Illinois Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Central Districts of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.