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Charles J. Swartwout - Belleville, IL

5000 West Main StreetP.O. Box 23560 Belleville, IL 62223

Updated: 06/08/2017

Belleville Health Care Law Lawyer


Charlie Swartwout is a skilled and experienced trial lawyer and founding member of the firm.He concentrates his practice in the defense of physicians, hospitals, nurses, railroads, other transportation companies, and class actions.Charlie prides himself in working closely with his clients and risk management professionals to devise creative and effective strategies to reduce their exposure to current and future litigation...

About Charles J. Swartwout

Practice Areas

  • Health Care Law
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Class Action Defense
  • Railroad Defense
  • Trucking Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • State, Local and Municipal Law and Legislation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation and Appeals


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • The Illinois Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (Executive Committee)
  • American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association (General Counsel Committee)
  • Transload Distribution Association of North America
  • St. Louis Railway Club (Member)
  • American Railway Development Association (Member)
  • Missouri and Illinois Railroad Police Association (Corporate Counsel)
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys (Membership Committee and Membership Retention Focus Group)
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Counsel on Litigation Management
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • The St. Clair County Bar Association
  • The East St. Louis Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association of the Southern District of Illinois
  • Defense Research Institute


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    Juris Doctorate
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
    B.S., Bachelor of Science

Office Information


5000 West Main StreetP.O. Box 23560 Belleville, IL 62223


  • 618-277-4594

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