Built on a strong tradition of service to clients, community and justice, WilliamsMcCarthy LLP has an eighty-year record of proven success. As one of the largest law firms in northern Illinois we have the resources and depth to present a team of highly skilled and trusted professionals who are dedicated to the pursuit of our clients' interests.
Located midway between Chicago and Madison, we routinely practice in the state and federal courts of northern and central Illinois and southern Wisconsin. We offer a full range of legal services to public and privately held corporations, family-owned businesses, financial institutions, health care providers, exempt organizations, educational institutions, municipal entities and individuals. Headquartered in Rockford with an office in Oregon, Illinois, we serve a diverse range of international, national, regional, state, and locally based clients.
Our practice areas include: business law, general litigation, real estate, labor and employment relations, unfair competition law, complex commercial litigation, health care, corporate, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, estate planning, pension and profit sharing, creditors rights, banking and financial institutions, bankruptcy, probate, insurance, family law, personal injury, land use, tax, agribusiness law, intellectual property, environmental, alternative dispute resolution, international, education law and municipal law.
Our roots date back to 1932 when the firm was founded by Karl Williams and John C. McCarthy. Our founders began and expanded the firm by strict adherence to the principles of service, competence and integrity. Through their efforts, and of those that followed, the firm developed a long history of leadership and success in and out of the courtroom. To maintain that tradition, we choose our lawyers carefully. New attorneys must not only have outstanding academic credentials, but also a commitment of service and leadership to the communities that we serve.
We are honored to have 20 of our partners named to the Leading Lawyers Network, three of them are included in the top 100 lawyers in Illinois.