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Howard LaMar Huntington

Howard LaMar Huntington

also known as Tad Huntington

About me

Howard L. Huntington is a partner of Bullaro & Carton, P.C. He focuses his practice on insurance defense, commercial, business, contruction, product liability, professional liability, civil rights and transportation litigation in both Illinois and Indiana. Mr. Huntington has successfully represented corporations, banks and municipalities in a wide variety of civil litigation. He is "AV Preeminent" peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability. In 2012, he was selected by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin as one of the "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch". He was also selected as among Chicago's Top Rated Lawyers for 2013, 2014 and 2015 in Construction Law and Commercial Law. 


Mr. Huntington has defended numerous construction contractors and subcontractors in catastrophic injury and wrongful death suits. He also has defended high-stakes injury and wrongful death claims brought against trucking and motor freight companies. He represented a carnival ride operator in a publicized suit alleging wrongful death of a 10 year old who fell from a moving carnival ride. He has substantial experience defending manufacturers in product liability and asbestos lawsuits. He appeared before the Indiana Supreme Court for a products matter on behalf of a manufacturer of helicopters.


In addition, Mr. Huntington has handled numerous premises liability matters on behalf of hotels, casinos and retailers. He also has defended numerous retailers and wholesalers in federal actions brought under the Indian Arts and Crafts Act alleging misrepresentation of knock-off Native American-produced goods.


Mr. Huntington has substantial experience in breach of contract matters and disputes under the Uniform Commercial Code representing corporations, construction companies and real estate development companies. His commercial litigation practice also includes the representation of entrepreneurs and family owned businesses in litigation involving claims of failure to pay for goods and services, failure to deliver conforming goods and services and unfair business practices and competition. In the employment area, Mr. Huntington has defended municipalities and public entities in Title VII discrimination cases, Section 1983 public employee cases, employment contract and other matters. He argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and prevailed in the equal protection matter of Jensen v. City of Wilmington, Ill.


Mr. Huntington was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1998 and the Indiana bar in 2000, and also has been admitted to the following federal trial and appellate courts:

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (including the trial bar)

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit


In addition, Mr. Huntington has been admitted pro hac vice in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, and Wisconsin state court, and has been granted permission to practice in England in accordance with the Hague Convention by the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 70%
    1 year
  2. Business: 20%
    1 year
  3. Insurance: 10%
    1 year

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Contact info

Bullaro & Carton, P.C.

200 North LaSalle Street
Suite 2420
Chicago, IL, 60601


INActive In Good Standing200010/31/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199811/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Chicago's Top Rated Lawyers of 2015The National Law Journal2015
Chicago's Top Rated Lawyers of 2014The National Law Journal2014
Chicago's Legal Leaders Top Rated LawyersThe National Law Journal2013
One of the "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch".Chicago Daily Law Bulletin2012
"AV Preeminent" peer review rated - highest ratingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Harrison Legal Writing Award (2nd Place Recipient)Indiana State Bar Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBullaro & Carton, P.C.2014 - Present
AttorneyMahoney, Silverman & Cross, LLC2012 - 2014
PartnerWilliams Montgomery & John Ltd.2005 - 2012
AssociateBullaro & Carton, P.C.2003 - 2005
AssociateKnight Hoppe Kurnik & Knight LLC2001 - 2003
AssociateJames B. Carroll & Associates1998 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Claims & Litigation Management AllianceMember2014 - Present
Rotary Club of OswegoMember2013 - Present
Rotary Club of Mt. Prospect / Arlington Heights SunriseMember2010 - 2012
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Indiana State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois Association of Defense Trial CounselLocal Government Committee MemberN/A
Defense Trial Counsel of IndianaMemberN/A
Union County (Indiana) Bar AssociationMemberN/A
NESA Chicago, the Chicago Chapter of the National Eagle Scout AssociationChairmanN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jensen v. City of Wilmington, et al.Court of Appeals affirmed judgment of dismissal.
National Insurance Crime Bureau, et al v. Daniels, et al.Court granted preliminary injunction.
Reipsa v. Trump Indiana, Inc., et al.Court granted motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel - Survey of LawCTA and its Bus Driver Overcome Presumption of Common Carrier Negligence where Standing Passengers Were Injured During Sudden Stop2015
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel - Local Government Law NewsletterInjured 13-Year Old Held Not Responsible for Knowing Ordinance Prohibited Her Use of Park District's Slide Without a Sign or Other Notice2015
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel - IDC QuarterlyThe IDC Monograph: Tort Immunity Act2014
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel's 2013 Survey of LawPedestrian Crossing Intersection Lacking Crosswalk not an Intended User of Village Street2014
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel - 2012 Survey of LawCounty Forest Preserve District DId Not 'Knowingly Permit' Stray Dogs in Woods, Despite Prior Incidents2013
IDC Defense Update - Local Government Law Committee of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel"Volunteered" Web Design Services Are Not a "Contribution" Or "Electioneering" Under Election Code2012
Res Gestae (Indiana State Bar Association)Expanding While Contracting: The Dynamic State of Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress in Indiana2010
In-House Defense Quarterly (DRI, Defense Research Institute)Dangerous Territory: How the Indian Arts and Crafts Act Can Ruin Your Business2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IllinoisLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IllinoisPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
"WAVE 2" business classThe Legal Profession2014
WJOL 1340 AM - Radio InterviewCopyright Litigation2013
Indiana State Bar Association's Why Lincoln Was a LawyerWhy Lincoln Was a Lawyer2012
German American Chamber of Commerce of the MidwestPrimer on American Product Liability Insurance and Law2012