Natalie J. Eschbach


Natalie is an associate in Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP’s Chicago office. She concentrates her practice in civil litigation, with a focus on product and premise liability, construction, civil rights actions, and other general tort matters.

Prior to joining Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, Natalie gained extensive trial and deposition experience at a nationally recognized civil litigation defense firm in large exposure matters involving catastrophic injuries. Natalie has tried multiple cases to verdict, and has litigated cases in many state and federal courts throughout the country. Natalie has also handled several federal appeals.

More recently, Natalie was a member of a trial team which obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a general contractor in a construction negligence case in Cook County, Illinois. Plaintiffs sought over $16 million at trial. The Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter (JVR) listed the case as one of the Top 3 Defense Cases of 2017.


Appellate Practice
Civil Rights and Governmental Liability
General Trial Practice
Mediation Practice
Medical Negligence and Healthcare
Product Liability

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor and Moot Court Coach, Loyola University Chicago School of Law First Amendment Moot Court Team, 2009 – present
  • Instructor, Product Liability Conferences at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, School of Professional Engineering Continuing Education Program
  • Defense Research Institute
    •  Member, Product Liability Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society
  • Appellate Lawyers Association


  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars List, 2018, 2019
  • One of the Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter’s Top 3 Defense Cases of 2017


Chicago, January 30, 2020
Illinois Super Lawyers Recognizes 25 Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces that 12 attorneys were named to the 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers list and another 13 were named to the 2020 Illinois Rising Stars list.

Chicago, September 17, 2019
Eschbach Speaks at University of Wisconsin Product Liability Conference
In Eschbach's presentation, "A Proactive Defense is the Best Defense – Expect the Unexpected," she will share several key activities that help support favorable case outcomes.

Chicago, June 6, 2019
Eschbach Speaks at University of Wisconsin Engineering Professional Development Program
Eschbach and three fellow speakers will discuss "Using Warnings and Instructions to Increase Safety and Reduce Liability."

Chicago, March 25, 2019
Eschbach Coaches Loyola University Chicago School of Law Moot Court Team to Finals
During the two-day competition, teams argue hypothetical case based on a current First Amendment controversy before panels of accomplished jurists, legal scholars and attorneys.

Chicago, Libertyville, St. Louis, January 28, 2019
Illinois Super Lawyers Recognizes 29 Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP is proud to have 14 Super Lawyers and 15 Rising Stars in 2019.

Chicago, Lisle, June 29, 2018
Seven Lateral Associates Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
Six join the firm's Chicago office, while one will practice the firm's Lisle office.

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