Neurologically Impaired Atty Hits Ill. Firm With Bias Suit

Law360 (January 28, 2021, 3:42 PM EST) -- A former nonequity partner with litigation boutique Swanson Martin & Bell LLP has accused the firm in Illinois federal court of firing him after he developed a degenerative neurological condition that affected his vision and that it coerced him into making "humiliating" phone calls to clients before he left.

Robert McNamara said in a complaint filed Wednesday that Swanson Martin didn't try to work with him or make reasonable accommodations after it learned of his medical condition in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Instead, he alleged, the firm went straight to firing him and pressuring him to call clients...

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