Richard J. Swanson

Richard J. Swanson, Of Counsel

Richard J. Swanson is an experienced attorney and litigator in all areas of labor and employment law, including arbitration, NLRB proceedings, and federal court litigation. He frequently represents unions and employees impacted by plant closings, sales and relocations, including proceedings to enforce wage and benefit claims in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts. Mr. Swanson represents injured workers before the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board and is an advocate for worker’s compensation reform to improve benefits and procedures under the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Act.

  • Education
    • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1980
    • Providence College, B.A., 1973
  • Bar Admissions
    • State Bar of Indiana
    • State Bar of Illinois 
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Professional Memberships
    • Indiana State Bar Association
    • Indianapolis Bar Association
    • AFL-CIO – Lawyers’ Coordinating Committee
    • American Bar Association
    • Past Co-Chair, Worker’s Compensation Committee, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law (1988-2002)
    • American Association for Justice
    • Federal Legislative Chair, Works Injury Law and Advocacy Group
  • Speaking Engagements and Publications
    • Mr. Swanson has made several presentations on employment issues at national seminars sponsored by the ABA. He has been a faculty member of the Annual Labor Law Seminar sponsored by the NLRB and the IU School of Law. He frequently writes and speaks on worker’s compensation, employee rights, FMLA, plant closings, bankruptcy, and NLRB elections.
    • Coordination of Worker’s Compensation Benefits, IU McKinney School of Law (2011)
Richard J. Swanson, Attorney at Law, Indiana and Illinois

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