Michael Drumke – Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP

Practice/Organization Description

Mr. Drumke focuses his practice on trials involving complex business litigation matters, including:

• Toxic Torts

• Product Liability

• Class Actions

• Commercial Litigation

Michael focuses his practice on trials involving complex business litigation matters, including toxic tort, product liability, pharmaceutical, class action and commercial litigation. He has represented clients in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Michigan, Texas, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Alabama, Washington, Oregon, California, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

He serves as trial counsel for a defendant named in asbestos-related litigation across the country. He has also served as national coordinating counsel for a manufacturer defendant in asbestos-related litigation and lead counsel for several premises owners named in toxic tort litigation in the Midwest. Michael was recently named Vice Chair of the 25,000+ member Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Missouri

Texas

Wisconsin

Pennsylvania

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (including Trial Bar)

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Education

University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 1991

Tufts University, B.A., cum laude, 1988

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Standing Committee on Silver Gavel Awards

Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

Section Vice Chair

Member, Governing Council

Past Section Revenue Officer

Past Chair, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board

Past Chair, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee

Section of Litigation

Section of Environmental Energy and Resources

Illinois State Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Wisconsin

Defense Research Institute

Honors and Awards

Member Leading Lawyers Network (Class Actions/Mass Tort Defense Law, Products Liability Defense Law and Toxic Torts Defense Law)

Illinois Super Lawyers (Class Action/Mass Torts)

Law and Public Service Honor Roll, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association

“40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch,” Chicago Lawyer and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Contact

330 N. Wabash Avenue
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60611-3604, United States

  • 312-222-8523
  • 312-321-0990

Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Toxic Torts
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