Richard P. Tauras


Richard represents individual and corporate clients in civil litigation matters, primarily in the areas of professional negligence, asbestos, toxic tort and product liability actions. He has represented clients at trial in both the state and federal courts and on appeal before the Illinois Appellate Court, Illinois Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  His practice includes serving as national coordinating counsel and local counsel for various defendants involved in asbestos and other product liability actions.


Asbestos Litigation
Medical Negligence and Healthcare
Product Liability

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute


  • “Defense Perspectives on Deposing Physicians,” Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Chicago, Illinois
  • “Taking Your First Doctor’s Deposition: Formulating Questions To Get The Information You Need,” Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Chicago, Illinois


Chicago, January 16, 2019
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyers for 2019
Those designated Leading Lawyers were recommend by their peers to be among the top lawyers in Illinois.

Chicago, May 5, 2010
Continued Growth Spurs Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP To 100-Attorney Mark
With the arrival of several new partners and associates in recent months, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP now has 100 attorneys practicing among its three offices.

  • Bar Admissions
  • Court Admissions
  • Education
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