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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

Partner

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

Luke Dalton

Luke Dalton

Partner

Luke is a skilled litigator who works to bring justice to clients on our asbestos discovery and trial team. He prides himself on providing first class service to each client and has been successful in all stages of litigation. 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

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

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

John Theil

John Theil

Senior Counsel

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

Melanie Schmickle

Melanie Schmickle

Senior Counsel

Melanie serves in two important roles at SWMW Law, one as a team leader for our growing pharmaceutical litigation team and the other as a discovery team member. Read More

Brandon Belt

Brandon Belt

Associate

Brandon handles initial client interviews and investigates claims. He helps our clients in answering defendants’ interrogatories, and assists with discovery against defendants. 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
Ryan Horace

Ryan Horace

Associate

Ryan handles initial client interviews and investigates claims. He helps our clients in answering defendants’ interrogatories, and assists with discovery against defendants. Read More

Tara King

Tara King

Associate

Tara focuses her practice on third-party liability lien resolution and compliance. She strives to maximize our clients’ recoveries and to ensure lien resolution is reached fairly, thoroughly, and expeditiously. Read More

Sophie Zavaglia

Sophie Zavaglia

Associate

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

Erin Hergenrother

Erin Hergenrother

Associate

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

Dan Stack

Dan Stack

Associate

Dan works on our asbestos litigation team and has made it his mission to fight for victims and their families. Read More