Thomas McGarry is a veteran trial lawyer. His civil litigation practice emphasizes the defense and counseling of lawyers and law firms professionals in federal and state courts and disciplinary agencies.
For more than 35 years, Tom has focused on representing lawyers. During that period he has represented and counseled hundreds of lawyers and law firms in actions for civil liability, in professional ethics, responsibility and discipline, in risk management and in law firm disputes. He has qualified as an expert witness on lawyer’s standards of care. He has also counseled professional liability carriers on lawyers' malpractice insurance coverage and has acted as national claims counsel overseeing defense activities nationwide.
Tom is General Editor of the practice manual Attorney’s Legal Liability, Illinois Institute For Continuing legal Education (IICLE), 2018 Ed. and is a frequent speaker on lawyer risk management and best practices. Tom's extensive experience as a trial lawyer combined with his concentration in the law governing the liabilities and responsibilities of lawyers has enabled him to both counsel and protect his lawyer clients in the challenging environment of legal practice.