James Brodzik focuses his practice primarily in product liability, with particular emphasis in the areas of toxic tort and asbestos defense. Mr. Brodzik also practices in the area of municipal law, where his clients have included both cities and municipal employees.

Professional Background

Mr. Brodzik joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in May 2013. Previously, he was a summer associate at the firm in 2012.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Brodzik worked as a data analyst for ShopperTrak LLC, in Chicago, Illinois.

While in law school, Mr. Brodzik was a member of the Dean’s List and was an Honor Roll awardee. He was a recipient of a merit scholarship and of the Knights of Columbus Citizenship Scholarship. He received the Alternative Dispute Resolution Book Award for top overall student. In addition, Mr. Brodzik was a member and committee leader of the Disaster Relief Legal Association. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • St. Clair County Bar Association 


Mr. Brodzik is a member of the Missouri Athletic Club. His hobbies include golf, film and travel.

Community/Civic Activities

Mr. Brodzik has been active in fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and volunteers for the Boys Club through Join Hands ESL Inc.


J.D., cum laude, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, 2013

B.S., Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009