April 06, 2017 at 5:00 PM Central
Pre-Paid (Member): $35.00
Pre-Paid (Non-Member): $40.00
Pay at the Door (Member): $40.00
Pay at the Door (Non-Member): $45.00

Networking: 5:00 PM Central

Program & Speaker: 5:30 PM Central


A Clearer Understanding of Impeachment of Expert Witnesses


Sean P. MacCarthy, Esq., is a Special Member of Chittenden, Murday & Novotny LLC. Sean is co-author of:  “MacCarthy on Impeachment: How to Find and Use These Weapons of Mass Destruction,” from the American Bar Association which describes this textbook as: “This guide separately identifies sixteen different ways to impeach a witness and includes fascinating examples of each, sprinkled with advice about how to maximize the impact on the jury and the pitfalls to avoid.” 


Sean has tried cases in state court and federal court and has argued several appeals, including a victory in the Illinois Supreme Court.  He has been recognized (2014-present) as a Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation, a distinction earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers in the state.  He is a member of the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois. He also serves as an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Mandatory Arbitration program. He is admitted to practice in Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois.


Sean has handled numerous litigation matters involving catastrophic injuries, including lawsuits involving medical malpractice, products liability, construction litigation and premises liability. Sean also has extensive experience in life insurance and disability insurance matters. He has represented the insurance industry on a national and international basis.  Sean has also represented clients in hearings and trials before the State of Illinois Department of Insurance, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, and the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois. Sean has also successfully defended employers who have been unfairly or improperly accused of discrimination.


Sean’s complex commercial litigation trials include a verdict and judgment in the Colorado State Court for five hundred thousand dollars on behalf of three United Kingdom businessmen, in a matter involving software and successor liability.


Sean has also handled numerous Domestic Relations and Paternity matters for clients.  The Domestic Relations/Dissolution of Marriage work has included Collaborative work.


In 1985, Sean received his B.A. degree, with Phi Beta Kappa distinction, from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Sean received his JD degree in 1988 from Loyola University School of Law.


Sean is a Gold Fellow of the Illinois Bar Foundation, and is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute and the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.


Sean maintains an active pro-bono practice and served for 10 years as a member of the Board of Directors of First Defense Legal Aid (“FDLA”), a not-for-profit organization providing criminal defense services to Chicago residents (  Sean is a member of FDLA’s Advisory Board. Furthermore, Sean was a former member of the Board of Directors of Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development (BUILD), another not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to help redirect the behavior of gang-affiliated youth.  Sean has served as a Volunteer Judge for the Mikva Challenge, Project Soapbox Public Speaking Competition.


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