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Howard LaMar Huntington

Howard LaMar Huntington

also known as Tad Huntington

Practice areas:

Litigation, Business, Insurance

About Me

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.


Education/Bar Admissions

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:

  • 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

Licensed since 1998

  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 Standing200008/05/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199808/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

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