About Us

GUNTY & McCARTHY was established in 1991 to provide quality, cost-effective defense on all matters of civil litigation.  We handle all aspects of toxic tort, construction, transportation and trucking, product and premises liability, and other tort actions as well as insurance coverage and commercial litigation.  In conjunction with our litigation practice, we serve as National Coordinating Counsel for an automotive parts supplier, General Counsel for a trucking company, and advise several small businesses.

As an A-V rated defense firm, we are committed to providing our clients with personalized services and performance unmatched by larger law firms. Our firm environment is designed to provide you with the personal attention so often lacking in most defense firms. We work together in a team effort to resolve all matters in controversy as favorably and cost-effectively as possible, always with the best interests of our clients in mind. We have attorneys licensed in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and various federal courts, including the Federal Trial Bar and offices in Chicago (Cook County) and Edwardsville (Madison County), Illinois (near St. Louis, Missouri).

After thoroughly analyzing the facts and the central legal issues presented in each assignment, our goal is to effectively and economically defend the interests of the defendant. We maintain open lines of communication with the insurance professional, promptly reporting any significant developments as they occur. Because of the need to control today’s escalating costs of litigation, it is imperative that all activity be coordinated and approved. We take into account the facts of the case and the costs involved in litigation. Our priority is to reduce the expense of litigation by mutually working towards a prompt yet successful resolution of the litigation. This philosophy builds a strong relationship with our clients and their carriers.

Insurance Company Clients:  Admiral Insurance Company, Alfa Insurance Company, Allianz of America, Inc., Allstate Insurance Company, American Centennial Insurance Company, Amerisure Insurance Company, Arch Insurance Group, Aspen Specialty Insurance Management, Atlantic Mutual Insurance, Bituminous Insurance Company, Chartis Insurance Company, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Cincinnati Insurance Company, CNA Insurance Companies, Commercial Union Insurance Company, Crum & Forster, Evanston Insurance Company, Farmers Insurance Group, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, First Nonprofit Insurance Company, General Accident Insurance Company, Great American Insurance Group, The Hartford Insurance Group, Kemper Insurance Companies, Lexington Insurance Company, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Lumbermens Mutual Group, National Fire and Marine Insurance Company, National Indemnity Company, National Union Fire Insurance Company, Nationwide Insurance Company, Ohio Casualty Group, Oklahoma Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Company, OneBeacon Insurance, PMA Insurance Group, QBE Regional Insurance Group, Resolute Management, Inc., RiverStone Claims Management, LLC, Royal Insurance Company, Safeco Insurance Company, St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, SEICO/Hartford Insurance Company, Sentry Insurance, Sompo Japan Insurance Company of America, Sumitomo Marine and Fire Insurance Company, Ltd., Travelers Insurance Company, Utica Mutual Insurance Company.

Non-Insurance Company Clients:  Alexsis Risk Management Services, Inc., Arthur J. Gallagher & Company, Bearing Headquarters Company, Cavell America (formerly Randall America), Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Corning Incorporated, Corn Products International, Inc., Crane Co., Crawford & Company, Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas, Endeavor General Agency, LLC, Fluid Concepts, Inc., Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc., General Medical Corporation, The H.B. Smith Company, Incorporated, International American Management Company, J.C. Whitney & Co., Mario Tricoci Hair Salon & Day Spas, Inc., Meriden Molded Plastics, Inc., Navistar, Inc., Newdell Company, Polyglass USA, Inc., Polysius Corporation, Prysmian Communications Cables and Systems USA, LLC., Santa Fe International Corporation, ThyssenKrupp Budd Company, ThyssenKrupp Presta Danville, LLC, UHDE Corporation of America, Veolia Water North America.