James R. Grabowski


Jim is a partner at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP’s Edwardsville Office and joined the firm in February 2022.

He focuses his practice on defending clients in asbestos-related product liability and premises liability actions.

Prior to joining Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP in 2022, Jim practiced with a mid-sized Illinois firm where he focused on trials involving complex litigation matters, including representing clients sued for alleged asbestos liabilities. He represented and coordinated all aspects of asbestos litigation for clients sued in multiple jurisdictions, including, Missouri, Delaware, Texas, New York, California, and Louisiana.


Asbestos Litigation
General Trial Practice
Product Liability
Toxic Tort Litigation

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC)


  • Selected as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois (2020-2021)
  • Named to the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2013-2015)


October 12, 2022
Five Partners Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP welcomes five partners to the firm.

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