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Henri Swanson is a Law Clerk at SGGH Law.

Henri is a rising second-year law student at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, expecting to graduate in May 2026. In his first year, Henri ranked in the top 5% of his class, graded onto Law Review, and serves on multiple law school executive boards. Henri is the President of OUTLaw, Secretary of the Student Animal Legal Defense, and Treasurer of the Art Law Society. Henri’s legal studies are concentrated in Advanced Torts, Remedies, Federal Courts, Complex Civil Litigation, and White Collar Investigations.

Before starting law school, Henri worked as a litigation paralegal at several leading personal injury law firms. Henri gained extensive experience in complex mass tort and high-profile civil rights cases, including the Flint Water Crisis, the Willowbrook Ethylene Oxide Litigation, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, Chemtool 2021 plant explosion, Robb Elementary School mass shooting, Highland Park mass shooting, and Tyre Nichols v. City of Memphis. These cases collectively resulted in over $1 billion in recoveries for clients. Henri’s direct work on these cases inspired him to go to law school to fight for a safer and healthier world. 

Henri was born and raised in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. Henri obtained his B.A. in Biology and Environmental Science from the University of Minnesota. During his time at Minnesota, Henri spent two summers researching the migratory and foraging behavior of sea turtles in southwest Florida with the Mote Marine Laboratory based in Sarasota, Florida. Together with his colleagues, Henri set new records in the Gulf of Mexico for the number of sea turtles tagged and nests documented. 

Outside of law, Henri enjoys international travel, connecting with nature, supporting Golden Gopher athletics, and spending quality time with friends and family.