Howard 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. In 2016, he was selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers.
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.
He 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, he 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.
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 1998 and the Indiana bar in 2000, as well as several 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.
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|IN||Active In Good Standing||2000||01/05/2017|
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1998||11/21/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Illinois Super Lawyers||2016|
|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|
|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|
|NESA Chicago, the Chicago Chapter of the National Eagle Scout Association||Chairman||N/A|
|Cooper v. Briggs-Rosalind Development, LLC||Achieved $5,000 settlement defending local public entity in construction injury matter involving 2 fusion low-back surgeries and 3 elbow surgeries with $300K in specials.|
|Hobbs v. John||Local counsel - Complete dismissal of all claims on motion to dismiss. Affirmed by United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.|
|Brown v. Seals||Dismissed for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction|
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|Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel's IDC Quarterly||Beyond HIPAA: Solving the Puzzle of Properly Acquiring Mental Health Records in Litigation||2016|
|Illinois Assoication of Defense Trial Counsel's 2015 Survey of Law||Landlord Lacks Tangible Interest in Village’s Strict Enforcement of Ordinance Regarding Unpaid Water Bills||2016|
|Illinois Association of Defense Counsel's 2015 Survey of Law||Statute of Limitations Blown by Plaintiff Who was Allegedly Unprotected and Defrauded in Mediation||2016|
|IDC Quarterly||A Primer on Defenses in Section 1983 and Police Liability Civil Actions||2015|
|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||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||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|