Howard L. Huntington is a partner at Bullaro & Carton, P.C. He focuses his practice on commercial, business, construction, product liability, public entity, civil rights and transportation litigation. He 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.
Mr. Huntington has defended Ragnar Benson, Inc., Pasquinelli, Inc., Walsh Construction Company of Illinois and numerous other 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 such as Dallas & Mavis Specialized Carrier Co. and Penske Truck Leasing Corporation.
Mr. Huntington has substantial experience defending manufacturers in product liability and asbestos lawsuits representing such companies as Fanuc Robotics America, Inc., Sinto America, Inc., McMaster-Carr Supply Company, Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Inc., Sharp Electric Corporation, Epson America, Inc., Canteen Corporation and Borg-Warner Corporation.
In addition, Mr. Huntington has handled numerous premises liability matters on behalf of hotels, casinos and retailers such as Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel, Majestic Star Casino, Inc., Trump Indiana, Inc., Peninsula Chicago Hotel Management, Inc., Estee Lauder Companies and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. 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 extensive experience in breach of contract matters and disputes under the Uniform Commercial Code representing corporations, construction companies and real estate development companies such as Worstell Construction, Inc., Corn Products International, Canfield Electric, Inc., Bauer Heating, Acorn Metal Services, Inc. and G.H. Wolfe & Sons, Inc. 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. His representations have included the City of Park Ridge, Ill., City of Elkhart, Ind., Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District and the Porter County, Ind., Sheriff's Department. 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 received a B.A. in political science in 1995 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was president of Psi Upsilon fraternity, a trombonist in the Marching Illini, a cartoonist for a campus newspaper, and was awarded the Sachem Leadership Honorary. He received his J.D. in 1998 from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was president of the Corporate Law Society and competed as a member of the copyright moot court team in the Cardozo/BMI moot court competition in New York.
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:
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.
Licensed since 1998
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|IN||Active In Good Standing||2000||05/03/2015|
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1998||05/14/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Chicago's Top Rated Lawyers of 2015||The National Law Journal||2015|
|Chicago's Top Rated Lawyers of 2014||The National Law Journal||2014|
|Chicago's Legal Leaders Top Rated Lawyers||The National Law Journal||2013|
|One of the "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch".||Chicago Daily Law Bulletin||2012|
|"AV Preeminent" peer review rated - highest rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Harrison Legal Writing Award (2nd Place Recipient)||Indiana State Bar Association||2010|
|Partner||Bullaro & Carton, P.C.||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Mahoney, Silverman & Cross, LLC||2012 - 2014|
|Partner||Williams Montgomery & John Ltd.||2005 - 2012|
|Associate||Bullaro & Carton, P.C.||2003 - 2005|
|Associate||Knight Hoppe Kurnik & Knight LLC||2001 - 2003|
|Associate||James B. Carroll & Associates||1998 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Claims & Litigation Management Alliance||Member||2014 - Present|
|Rotary Club of Oswego||Member||2013 - Present|
|Rotary Club of Mt. Prospect / Arlington Heights Sunrise||Member||2010 - 2012|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Indiana State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel||Local Government Committee Member||N/A|
|Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana||Member||N/A|
|Union County (Indiana) Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|NESA Chicago, the Chicago Chapter of the National Eagle Scout Association||Chairman||N/A|
|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.|
|Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel - Survey of Law||CTA and its Bus Driver Overcome Presumption of Common Carrier Negligence where Standing Passengers Were Injured During Sudden Stop||2015|
|Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel - Local Government Law Newsletter||Injured 13-Year Old Held Not Responsible for Knowing Ordinance Prohibited Her Use of Park District's Slide Without a Sign or Other Notice||2015|
|Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel - IDC Quarterly||The IDC Monograph: Tort Immunity Act||2014|
|Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel's 2013 Survey of Law||Pedestrian Crossing Intersection Lacking Crosswalk not an Intended User of Village Street||2014|
|Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel - 2012 Survey of Law||County Forest Preserve District DId Not 'Knowingly Permit' Stray Dogs in Woods, Despite Prior Incidents||2013|
|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 Code||2012|
|Res Gestae (Indiana State Bar Association)||Expanding While Contracting: The Dynamic State of Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress in Indiana||2010|
|In-House Defense Quarterly (DRI, Defense Research Institute)||Dangerous Territory: How the Indian Arts and Crafts Act Can Ruin Your Business||2010|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|"WAVE 2" business class||The Legal Profession||2014|
|WJOL 1340 AM - Radio Interview||Copyright Litigation||2013|
|Indiana State Bar Association's Why Lincoln Was a Lawyer||Why Lincoln Was a Lawyer||2012|
|German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest||Primer on American Product Liability Insurance and Law||2012|