James P. O'Shea, II


James focuses his practice on asbestos litigation defense and related areas of law including product liability and premises liability. He is also responsible for case management, voluminous document reviews, deposing of witnesses, keeping abreast of legal developments, preparation of pleadings and discovery responses in multiple jurisdictions, and litigation preparation.


Asbestos Litigation
Product Liability
Toxic Tort Litigation

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Hellenic Bar Association


  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition in 2018, 2019


  • “Fire Investigation in Today’s Environment,” Will, Cook, Grundy County Fire Investigation Task Force, Tinley Park, Illinois, March 2017
  • Presenter, "The Independent Private Investigation and Complex Litigation," Fire Investigators Strike Force, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, May 2015 


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, February 20, 2018
Illinois Supreme Court Recognizes Wahl, Attorneys for Participation in Mentoring Program
Run by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, the Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program creates opportunities for experienced lawyers to provide professional guidance with lawyers in their early years of practice.

Chicago, Libertyville, Madison County, January 26, 2018
Illinois Super Lawyers Recognizes 35 Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP is proud to have 20 Super Lawyers and 14 Rising Stars among its attorneys.

Chicago, Libertyville, March 2, 2017
Henne, Firm Attorneys Speak at Fire Investigation Task Force Presentation
Over 100 people listened to the four attorneys present on Fire Investigations in Today's Environment.

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