Amy E. McCarty

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Chicago, IL

Monahan Law Group, LLC
 | 55 West Monroe Street, Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-419-0252
Fax: 312-419-7428
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation
Attorney Profile

A partner at Monahan Law Group, LLC, Amy E. McCarty represents clients in Chicago, Illinois, in matters of estate and trust litigation. Her practice areas include wills, trusts, special needs planning, risk management, probate and estate administration, mental health and confidentiality law, litigation and appeals, health care law, elder law, community-based services, juvenile law and child welfare, adoption and guardianship.

A former assistant public guardian for Cook County Public Guardian’s office, Ms. McCarty is admitted to practice in Illinois, the Supreme Court of the United States of American and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She earned a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Michigan, then moved on to John Marshall Law School to obtain a Juris Doctor. With a background in cases of abuse, financial exploitation and neglect of minors and those with disabilities, she has experience in litigating over one thousand cases of guardianship.

Ms. McCarty is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Multidisciplinary Team for the Illinois Department of Aging Elder Abuse and Neglect Program and the PLOWS Council On Aging and the mental health and disability law committee for the Chicago Bar Association, where she was the chair from 2012-2013.

As an active member of the community, she volunteers with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services as a Pro Bono Guardian Ad Litem in guardianship cases, as a board member and celebrity chef committee member for Meals on Wheels in Chicago and with the Misericordia Human Rights Commission. Ms. McCarty is also a reputable presenter and teaches multiple seminars and classes on topics such as mental illness, juvenile law and elder law.

 
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Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019

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About Amy McCarty

Admitted: 1996, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.monahanlawllc.com/Attorneys/Amy-E-Mccarty.shtml

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Member  
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Multidisciplinary Team (M-Team), Sinai Institute, Illinois Department on Aging, Elder Abuse and Neglect Program, Member
  • Multidisciplinary Team (M-Team), PLOWS Council on Aging, Illinois Department on Aging, Elder Abuse and Neglect Program, Member
  • The Chicago Bar Association, Mental Health and Disability Law Committee, Chair, 2012 - 2013
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America  
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Misericordia Human Rights Commission, Member, 2014 - Present    
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS), Pro Bono Guardian Ad Litem in Guardianship Cases, 2004 - Present
  • Meals on Wheels, Celebrity Chef Committee Member, 2010 - Present
  • Meals on Wheels Chicago, Board Member, 2014 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presented, Guardianship and Advocacy: Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare, Regency Healthcare, May 19, 2005  
  • Presented, Elder Law Panel, The John Marshall Law School, November 29, 2006
  • Presented, Guardianship for Disabled Adults, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, June 8, 2007
  • Presented, Healthcare Risk Management, Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society's (CHRMS) Law Day Program, November 7, 2008
  • Presented, Child and Elder Abuse Reporting, Resurrection Health Care, April 22, 2009
  • Presented, Social Worker Ethics Seminar, Lake Forest Hospital, August 12, 2009
  • Presented, The Law of Surrogate Decision Making in Illinois, NASW Statewide Conference, September 11, 2009
  • Presented, Elder Abuse/Remedies and Nursing Home Resident's Rights, HEALTH ED Illinois Law, February 12, 2010
  • Presented, The Limitations of a Legal Guardian: Immigrants and John Doe Cases, National Guardianship Association National Colloquium on Guardianship, April 23, 2010
  • Presented, Guardianship and Advance Directives: The Law of Surrogate Decision Making in Illinois, NASW Illinois Virtual Symposium on Ethics, September 14, 2010
  • Presented, Elder Abuse/Remedies and Nursing Home Resident's Rights, HEALTH ED Illinois Elder Law, January 21, 2011
  • Presented, Elder Abuse/Remedies and Nursing Home Resident's Rights, HEALTH ED Illinois Elder Law, September 23, 2011
  • Presented, Elder Abuse/Remedies and Nursing Home Resident's Rights, HEALTH ED Illinois Elder Law, January 27, 2012
  • Presented, Citations to Discover and Recover Assets, Elder Law Practice in the Circuit Court of Cook County: The New Elder Law and Miscellaneous Remedies Division of the Circuit Court, Judge Banks Seminar, March 23, 2012
  • Presented, Mental Health, Confidentiality and the Practice of Social Work, Josselyn Center for Mental Health, September 10, 2012
  • Presented, Illinois Children's Mental Health and the Law, HEALTH ED Illinois Juvenile Law, October 12, 2012
  • Presented, Citations to Discover and Recover Assets and Related Probate Issues, Probate Practice Part 1, The Chicago Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, November 8, 2012
  • Presented, Illinois Mental Health and the Law, PESI/HealthEd, 2013 - 2014
  • Presented, Illinois Children's Mental Health and the Law, HEALTH ED/Illinois Juvenile Law, January 25, 2013
  • Presented, Practical and Legal Options for Persons Diagnoses with Mental Illness, HEALTH ED/PESI Illinois Elder Law, September 26, 2013
  • Presented, Adult Protective Services/Remedies and Nursing Home Resident’s Rights, HEALTH ED/PESI Illinois Elder Law 2014, January 17, 2014
  • Presented, Practical and Legal Options for Persons Diagnosed with Mental Illness, Health Ed Illinois Mental Health and the Law, October 30, 2014 - October 31, 2014
  • Presented, Adult Protective Services/Remedies and Nursing Home Resident’s Rights, HEALTH ED/PESI Illinois Elder Law 2015, January 22, 2015 - January 23, 2015
  • Presented, Informed Consent, Powers of Attorney and Guardianship, Aperion Care Corporate Training, Bloomington, Illinois, February 23, 2015
  • Presented, Illinois Mental Health and the Law, PESI, Inc., September 24, 2015 - September 25, 2015
  • Presented, Capacity and Guardianship, IILCE 11th Annual Elder Law Short Course, November 12, 2015 - November 13, 2015
  • Scheduled Presenter, Illinois Elder Law, PESI, Inc., January 28, 2016 - January 29, 2016
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Mental Health Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Health Care Institute, Chicago, Illinois, 2006 - 2015
  • Contributing Editor, §§ 28:7 to 28:27, Chapter 28, Mental Health Issues, Law of Medical Practice in Illinois, 3rd, Vol. 22 (Illinois Practice Series), 2008 Supplement  

Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Bachelor of Arts
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55 West Monroe Street
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312-419-0252

Fax: 312-419-7428

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Last Updated: 12/7/2018

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