Dylan J. Rakestraw


Dylan is an associate at the firm’s Chicago office. He concentrates his practice in civil litigation with a focus on toxic tort matters. Prior to joining Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, Dylan was a criminal prosecutor for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant State’s Attorney, Dylan gained extensive litigation experience trying numerous bench trials and dispositive motions. Dylan also authored ten appellate briefs and argued in the Illinois Appellate Court.
In law school, Dylan clerked at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in the felony trial division. 


Asbestos Litigation
General Trial Practice
Product Liability
Toxic Tort Litigation

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


Chicago, March 27, 2019
Lateral Partner Joins Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP's Medical Negligence and Healthcare Practice
William P. Greubel, III will focus on Medical Negligence and Healthcare.

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  • Education
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