Gary D. McCallister

Gary D. McCallister

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Chicago, IL

McCallister Law Group, LLC
 | 200 N LaSalle St, Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-345-0611
Fax: 312-345-0612
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Mr. Gary D. McCallister is the founder of McCallister Law Group, LLC. He represents people in Chicago, Illinois, who have been greatly affected by the negligent actions of others. Mr. McCallister focuses his practice on personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death, handling cases involving construction site accidents, vehicle accidents, burn injuries, product liability, traumatic brain injury, birth injuries, surgical errors, diagnosis errors, and prescription errors.

    While attending Washburn University School of Law, Mr. McCallister worked on the school's law journal as the business editor. After receiving his Juris Doctor in 1975, he practiced law in Kansas, Colorado and in Chicago, Illinois, where he grew up, before opening his own law firm.

    For over 40 years, Mr. McCallister has worked to protect the rights of injured victims and their families. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and has been admitted to all state and federal courts in Illinois, Kansas and Colorado. In addition, he is admitted to United States District courts in other states, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. His adherence to legal ethics and excellent skills have earned him the highest rating of AV-Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.  He is designated as a Leading Lawyer in Chicago and an Illinois Super Lawyer.

    When he is not appearing on behalf of his clients, Mr. McCallister remains active in the legal community. He has written for law journals and has spoken on a wide range of legal topics at meetings and seminars around the country, sharing his extensive knowledge and experience with other legal professionals. Mr. McCallister is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Kansas Association for Justice, Public Justice and the American Association for Justice.

    * AV-Preeminent and AV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    About Gary McCallister

    Admitted: 1994, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: http://mccallisterlawgroup.com/gary-d-mccallister/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Received an AV Rating from Martindale Hubbell, the Highest Designation for Skill, Ethics and Integrity

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
    • Kansas
    • American Association for Justice
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
    • The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Illinois
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
    • Illinois
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court District of Kansas
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Colorado
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
    • Colorado
    • Public Justice
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
    • Past President, The Kansas Association for Justice
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of Illinois
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Kansas

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presenting the Soft Tissue Injury in the Courtroom, Kansas trial Lawyers Association, The Automobile Case, Topeka, Kansas, May 10, 1991
    • Tortious Interference With Contractual Rights and Business Relationships, Tools of the Trade Seminar, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Chanute, Kansas, March 1991
    • Venue and Jurisdiction Considerations in Recreational Injury Cases, Association of Trial Lawyers of America 'Rising Stars' Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Venue and Jurisdiction Considerations in Recreational Injury Cases, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Ski Seminar, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, March 1990
    • Interference With Contractual Rights and Anti-Competitive Activities, Business Torts Seminar, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Wichita, Kansas, November 1989
    • Tort Reform: Considerations and Analysis in Trial of a Plaintiff's Case, Thirty-Second Annual Law Institute, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, October, 1989
    • Discovery Trends in Federal Court, Panel Member, Litigation Trends Institute, Kansas Bar Association, Topeka, Kansas, November 1988
    • The Developing Trends and the Erosion of the Employment at Will Doctrine, Country Lawyer Traveling Seminar Program, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, October 1988
    • Avoidance of Delay and Reduction of Litigation Costs, Presentation, Kansas Judicial Conference, Topeka, Kansas, June 1988
    • Employment at Will Doctrine, Labor and Employment Law for Kansas, National Business Institute, Inc., Topeka, Kansas, February 1988
    • Volunteer Liability, Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers, Topeka, Kansas, January, 1988
    • Examination of the Plaintiff's Treating Doctor, How-To For New Practitioners, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Manhattan, Kansas, September, 1987
    • Direct and Cross Examination of Fact Witnesses, Trial Techniques Seminar, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Topeka, Kansas, February, 1987
    • Screening Panels: New Effect on Litigation, Expert Witnesses and Settlement Conferences Under H.B. 2661; Solving the Puzzle, Medical Malpractice: Litigation Under the New Law, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Topeka, Kansas, June, 1986
    • Examination of Witnesses, Traveling Seminar, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, April 1986
    • Statutory Grounds for Recovery in Employment Discrimination Cases, Employment Discrimination Seminar, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Topeka, Kansas, March 1985
    • Sexual Harassment; Twenty-Seventh Annual Law Institute, Washburn University, School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, October, 1984
    • Direct Examination: Examination of a Plaintiff/Lay Witness, Trial Techniques Seminar, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Topeka, Kansas, October 1984
    • Sources of Information and Use of Demonstrative Evidence, Trial Techniques Seminar, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Lawrence, Kansas, March 1984
    • Pharmaceutical Mass Tort Litigation: What You Need to Know About Drugs That Harm, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Best of CLE, Overland Park and Wichita, Kansas, June 27- 28, 2003
    • Employers vs. Employees – Employment Discrimination Law, University of Manhattan, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, February, 1984
    • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Inc./Anthem BCBS Sponsored Demutualization, KBA Annual Insurance Institute, Overland Park, Kansas, May 30, 2003
    • Insurance Company Bad Faith in Commercial Settings, Annual Convention of Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June, 1983
    • Manufacturer's Post Sale Duty to Warn, Litigation at Sunrise, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Atlanta, Georgia, July 22, 2002
    • Pharmaceutical Mass Tort Litigation: What You Need to Know About Drugs That Harm, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Aspen, Colorado, June 21, 2002 and Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, Jackson, Wyoming, June 27, 2002
    • Ensuring Safety After the Sale, Trial, Vol. 38, No. 2, November, 2002
    • Malpractice as it Relates to Board Disciplinary Action: A Plaintiff's Viewpoint, Administrators in Medicine, San Francisco, California, October 11, 2001
    • Survey of Tort Damage Law, Washbum Law Journal, Vol. 14, Spring 1975
    • Warning Labels-PPA, ATLA's Litigation Update: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices: PPA, Ephedra, Lotronex and Sulzer Hip Implants, Scottsdale, Arizona, June 2, 2001
    • Insurance Medical Payment 'Struck by' Provisions Physical Contact Requirement, Washburn Law Journal, Vol. 13, Winter 1974
    • Pre-Suit Investigation and Bill of Particulars, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, February 19, 2001
    • Expert Witnesses, Rule 213 and Depositions, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, January 10, 1998
    • Manufacturer's Post Sale Duty to Warn, Product Liability Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, January 11, 1997
    • What Product Liability Lawyers Have Done in Other Jurisdictions in the Face of Legislative Adversity, Product Liability Litigation, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, January 13, 1996
    • Ethics and the Attorney-Client Relationship, Third Annual Litigation Institute, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, July 14, 1995
    • How to Direct and Cross Examine Accident Reconstruction Expert, The Automobile Case, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Salina, Kansas, May 7, 1993
    • How to Handle a Product Liability Case, Law School Seminar, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, April 3, 1993
    • Products Liability: The Effective Utilization of the Legal Assistant, Fourteenth Annual Meeting and Seminar, Kansas Legal Assistants Society, June 28, 1991

    Educational Background:

    • Kansas State University, Manhattan, B.A. in Political Science, 1972

    Industry Groups

    • American Association For Justice
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Illlinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • Kansas Association For Justice
    • Public Justice
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    Office Location for Gary D. McCallister

    200 N LaSalle St
    Suite 2800
    Chicago, IL 60601

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