Justin Borawski



– Augustana College

B.A., Computer Science/Mathematics, 2002

– The John Marshall Law School

JD, 2006

Bar Admissions

– Illinois

– U.S. District Court

– Northern District of Illinois

Practice Groups

– Toxic/Mass Tort

– Product Liability

– Premises Liability

– Employer Liability

– Environmental

– General Liability


– CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Corporations

– CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Securities Regulations

– Recipient of Augustana College Dean’s Scholarship


• 312.206.1320

• JBorawski@cookgrouplegal.com

Justin A. Borawski is a Partner in The Cook Group’s Chicago office, where he represents corporate defendants in product liability, premises liability, employer sexual harassment liability, general liability, as well as toxic tort and environmental litigation with an emphasis on asbestos defense.

Over the course of his career, Justin has deposed, counseled, presented, and defended thousands of corporate, medical, and expert witnesses. Justin has researched, authored, orally argued, and won dispositive motions for summary judgment removing his clients from the case without settlement or trial. He has also earned more than 35 defense jury trial verdicts.

Due to his extensive litigation and trial experience, Justin is the primary managing attorney from case inception to resolution over some of the firm’s most contentious cases in historically defense-adverse jurisdictions in Illinois. Locally, he represents clients in in Cook, Will, Madison, McHenry, McLean, Morgan, and Rock Island Counties in Illinois and in state and federal courts in Indiana, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

Justin began his legal career as a trial attorney for defendants in a high-volume personal injury and premises liability defense practice, personally taking thousands of cases from investigation to successful trial verdict or settlement. He then represented injured plaintiffs in common carrier liability, premises liability, and pharmacy negligence cases, giving him the perspective to see the practical realities on both sides of litigation.

After returning to the defense bar, Justin also represented defendant physicians and nurses in dental malpractice, medical malpractice, and nursing home negligence litigation, and represented insurance companies in commercial policy coverage disputes.

New York City

115 Broadway, Suite 1602
New York, New York 10006


300 International Drive, Suite 100
Buffalo, New York 14221

St. Louis
701 Market Street, Suite 1225
St. Louis, MO 63101

125 S Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60603

Fort Lauderdale 
4737 N. Ocean Drive, Suite 208
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308


Email: info@cookgrouplegal.com
Tel: 646-960-2214

Fax: 347-712-3215


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