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Johnson & Bell has promoted Jack J. Casciato and Susan K. Swing to Shareholder at the firm. Please join us in congratulating our colleagues on this achievement.

Jack J. Casciato focuses his practice on defending trucking companies in trucking accidents and hospitals and doctors in medical malpractice actions.  He also defends nursing homes in litigation brought pursuant to the Nursing Home Care Act.  For retailers, Jack has handled premises liability actions. His practice is split between defending clients in both state and federal court where he acts as the handling attorney in multi-party litigation. Jack works closely with insurers, third-party administrators and general counsels to cost-effectively manage litigation and maintain consistent collaboration. His clients include one of the largest publicly traded trucking companies in North America, as well as several Chicagoland trucking companies and nursing homes.

Jack is an avid hockey fan and played college hockey for St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and DePaul University. He believes that being a successful trial attorney requires a “high compete level” that he gained from his hockey days. Jack has even represented several current and former National Hockey League players in a wide range of contractual and legal matters.  He enjoys golfing, working out, and spending time with friends and family. His interest in becoming a trial lawyer stems from the great admiration his father Joseph N. Casciato, a retired Law Division judge who enjoyed a 22-year judicial career, always had for the legal profession. Jack also recalls going to work with his father as a child where he remembers he was drawn to how active a courtroom can be. Jack’s fondness of history and the many great historical figures that were trial lawyers, from Abraham Lincoln to Thurgood Marshall, also played a part in his professional choice. He believes there is no other profession where one can constantly be gaining new knowledge in a wide range of subjects and interests.

Located in our Crown Point, Indiana office, Susan K. Swing focuses on civil litigation, primarily in the areas of premises liability, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, insurance coverage and toxic tort. Ms. Swing has represented clients in numerous counties throughout the state of Indiana in both federal and state courts, as well as before the Indiana Court of Appeals, Indiana Supreme Court, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Susan is a life-long resident of northwest Indiana, having grown up in Griffith, IN.  The youngest of four kids and the only girl, she learned at an early age to be tough and competitive.  Her interest in the law developed as she watched movies with her dad, including 12 Angry Men and To Kill a Mockingbird. She likes how the law searches for the truth.  Susan also appreciates how her practice involves creativity, including generating case theories and crafting legal arguments. She also enjoys the critical thinking involved in spotting obscure issues and analyzing how a jury might perceive a particular case or witness.  Susan is married and has three young children.  Her husband Brad is not a lawyer, but loves watching Law & Order.  Away from the office, Susan fills her time with family and friends, and devoting attention to caring for her oldest son, who has autism.