Our Team

Our Team

At SWMW Law, our attorneys and staff are hard working and passionate people, who give every client the personal attention they deserve. You will always have at least one of our firm’s partners on your team, working directly on your case. Often, all the partners are involved. We’ll listen to your story, understand your situation, and develop an appropriate course of action. We work as a team, using our collective strengths and broad expertise to consistently develop the best solutions for our clients. We truly look forward to helping you, your family or your business with your legal needs, and will work diligently on your behalf.

Ben Schmickle

Ben Schmickle

Member

Ben is a founding partner at SWMW. He has been successfully litigating cases on behalf of individuals, small businesses and multi–national companies for over a decade. Read More

Steve Wohlford

Steve Wohlford

Member

Steve serves on the case intake committee and oversees the probate department at SWMW Law in connection with the firm’s wrongful death cases and related fiduciary distribution issues. Read more

Matt Morris

Matt Morris

Member

Matt is one of the trial team leaders at SWMW Law. He works mainly on the pre-trial aspects of cases, with a focus on client depositions. Read More

Lauren Williams

Lauren Williams

Member

Lauren leads the SWMW team that seeks recovery from companies who manufactured, supplied, and distributed asbestos-containing products, but who have petitioned for bankruptcy. Read More

Michael Brockland

Michael Brockland

Partner

Michael is one of our most experienced attorneys who handles all aspects of discovery and trial work for asbestos claims, and handles our firm’s business litigation cases. Read More

Holly Deihl

Holly Deihl

Partner

Holly is an experienced, award-winning attorney who has devoted her career to securing justice for those with asbestos-related diseases. Read More

Ryan Dickherber

Ryan Dickherber

Partner

Ryan is an experienced, award-winning attorney who has focused his career on fighting on behalf of the victims of asbestos. Read More

Hon. David A. Hylla (ret.)

Hon. David A. Hylla (ret.)

Partner

Dave has deep experience with the litigation process from both sides of the bench – cultivating a career-long passion for seeking justice for people wronged or harmed by others. Read More

Sophie Zavaglia

Sophie Zavaglia

Partner

Sophie’s practice is focused primarily on representing victims of asbestos-related illnesses. She takes on some of the nation’s largest corporations to hold them accountable for dangerous products they put on the market. Read More

John Thiel

John Thiel

Partner

John has a broad range of complex litigation and corporate law experience, which has resulted in millions of dollars in plaintiffs’ verdicts. Read More

Ryan Sweet

Ryan Sweet

Partner

In his role as partner, Ryan uses his extensive trial experience to secure clients justice in the firm’s asbestos practice. <https://www.swmwlaw.com/ryan-sweet/”>Read More

Steven M. Aroesty

Steven M. Aroesty

Senior Counsel

Steven is responsible for all aspects of prosecuting cases and negotiating case resolutions. He works on asbestos/mesothelioma cases and personal injury. Read More

Stephanie Gold

Stephanie Gold

Associate

Stephanie represents our clients who have mesothelioma in all aspects of civil suits to recover for their injuries. She prepares them for depositions and represents them. Read More
Javairia Khan

Javairia Khan

Associate

Javairia works with our asbestos and personal injury clients to maximize the recovery for their claims. Read More

Christopher Konya

Christopher Konya

Associate

Christopher focuses his practice on helping individuals and families affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Read More

Erin Hergenrother

Erin Hergenrother

Associate

Erin is an experienced litigator and advocate for clients injured by asbestos, medical devices or pharmaceuticals. Read More

Christina Ewers

Christina Ewers

Associate

Christina works with our asbestos clients to maximize the recovery for their claims. Read More
Jonathon Forbes

Jonathon Forbes

Associate

Jonathon works with the men and women of organized labor, educating them about asbestos exposures and securing them the justice they deserve. Read More

Timothy F. Pearce

Timothy F. Pearce

Of Counsel

Tim proudly stands up for the rights of individuals and families, fearlessly litigating against some of the largest corporations in the world on behalf of his clients. Read More

T. Scott Hames

T. Scott Hames

Of Counsel

Scott is well-versed in all phases of litigation and prides himself on developing close personal relationships with his clients and their families. Read More

Stuart B. Lewis

Stuart B. Lewis

Of Counsel

Stuart brings a personal touch that has helped shape his mission of placing the client first in his pursuit to make things better for the families he has had the privilege to represent. Read More

Mike Bilbrey

Mike Bilbrey

Of Counsel

Mike has nearly 40 years of experience litigating on behalf of mesothelioma and personal injury victims, winning some of the earliest victories agains asbestos manufacturers. Read More