Alison R. Helgeson


Alison practices in the firm’s St. Louis office and focuses her practice on civil litigation defense with a concentration in products liability, premises liability, toxic tort defense, benzene and asbestos defense. She has successfully defended a wide variety of corporate clients including equipment and product manufacturers, premises owners, and contractors in Madison County, Illinois and St. Louis City, as well as throughout the State of Illinois and State of Missouri.


Asbestos Litigation
Toxic Tort Litigation
Product Liability
General Trial Practice
Intellectual Property Litigation and Transactional Services
Class Action Defense
Medical Negligence and Healthcare

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis


  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, 2016-2019
  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, 2019


Chicago, Libertyville, St. Louis, January 28, 2019
Illinois Super Lawyers Recognizes 29 Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP is proud to have 14 Super Lawyers and 15 Rising Stars in 2019.

Chicago, St. Louis, November 20, 2018
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Recognizes Two Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Rising Stars
The Rising Stars list includes attorneys who are under the age of 40 or have been in practice for less than 10 years.

Chicago, September 24, 2014
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Highlights Merger with Kernell Law Firm
Swanson, Martin & Bell now has nearly 120 attorneys in five offices, including offices in Chicago, Lisle and Libertyville.

Chicago, September 23, 2014
Kernell Law Firm Attorneys Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, SMB Opens St. Louis and Madison County Offices
“We believe our new St. Louis and Madison County offices will provide the same excellent service that clients have come to expect from Tom Kernell and his team,” said Managing Partner Timothy G. Nickels.

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