Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

James L. Svajgl

Partner - Chicago


Bar Admissions: Illinois; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Practice Groups: Toxic/Mass Tort; Product Liability; Medical Malpractice

Education: DePaul University College of Law, JD, 2006; University of Northern Iowa, B.A., English, 2001


A partner in Foley & Mansfield’s Chicago office, James L. Svajgl focuses his practice in toxic tort, medical malpractice, and general liability, defending wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases in both state and federal court. His representative clients include product manufacturers, premises owners, and contractors facing complex, multi-party litigation.

James also serves as national coordinating counsel and local counsel in the defense of asbestos claims brought against clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. He has first chaired personal injury actions and second chaired medical malpractice cases in Illinois. 


  • Illinois Rising Star®, 2012-2018
  • Chicago Lawyer/Chicago Law Bulletin 40 Under 40, 2018


  • James Svajgle Named to 40 Under Forty list, Chicago Law Bulletin, September, 2018. Read this Profile.