Joseph R. Swee joined Scandaglia Ryan LLP in February 2018. Mr. Swee focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. Mr. Swee has represented clients in matters involving antitrust, the False Claims Act, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and complex torts.

Mr. Swee studied Economics and History at Northwestern University, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. in 2015 from The John Marshall Law School, graduating summa cum laude. He served as Executive Student Publications Editor of the John Marshall Law Review.

From October 2015 to February 2018, Mr. Swee served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey T. Gilbert of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. During law school, he also was a legal extern for the Honorable Robert W. Gettleman, the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber, and the Honorable Daniel J. Pierce.

Admissions, Affiliations and Honors

  • Federal Bars: Northern District of Illinois, Seventh Circuit
  • State Bars: Illinois
  • Bar Associations: Federal Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (Judicial Evaluation Committee Member)


  • The John Marshall Law School, 2015
    • Summa cum laude
    • Order of John Marshall
    • Executive Student Publications Editor, The John Marshall Law Review.
  • Northwestern University
    • Magna cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Joseph Swee
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