Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP has announced that Arthur J. Reliford, Jr. '96 has been elected to the equity partnership ranks from a non-equity partner. Reliford is co-chair of the firm's Diversity Committee and a member of the Recruiting Committee. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, product liability law, and complex civil litigation. He has been included in Illinois Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition in general litigation in 2008-2010.
At Hamilton, Reliford majored in history, was president of the Black and Latin Student Union ,and was a member of the men's basketball team. He went on to earn his law degree from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. Reliford and his wife Elisa '96 and their two children reside in Chicago.