Nanette A. McCarthy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Griffin McCarthy & Rice LLP
 | 55 West Monroe Street, Suite 990
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-782-4244
Fax: 312-782-4247
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

As one of the founding partners of Griffin McCarthy & Rice LLP, Nanette A. McCarthy solely focuses on family law matters, such as divorce, child custody, adoption, domestic violence and paternity. She takes cases throughout the Chicago, Illinois, area.

By their very nature, these issues are personal and could have serious lasting effects on relationships. As a court-appointed child representative and guardian ad litem, Ms. McCarthy is particularly sensitive to the way these cases affect children. She has successfully worked on matters involving special needs children, complex custody disputes and mental health issues.

Ms. McCarthy is a highly trained negotiator who is experienced in collaborative law. In every matter, she strives to help families come to a resolution on their own without involving the court system. In any legal setting, from litigation to mediation, she ensures her clients are well-informed of their options and constantly battles for their rights.

With an Avvo “Superb” rating, Ms. McCarthy is known for her exceptional service. She is accessible and personable, always placing a client’s comfort high on the priority list. Ms. McCarthy understands how deeply concerning these issues are, which is why she promptly returns phone calls and responds to concerns honestly.

For her accomplishments, Ms. McCarthy has been invited to be a fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She is also a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Chicago Bar Association.

After earning a Bachelor of Science from Lawrence Technological University, Ms. McCarthy went on to receive a Juris Doctor in 1995 from the DePaul University College of Law.

Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020

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About Nanette McCarthy

Admitted: 1995, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 2005
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, Fellow
  • Illinois Super Lawyer in the area of Family Law, 2009-2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certificate from Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), President
  • Chicago Bar Association Committee for Matrimonial Law and Adoption Law, Member
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • Cook County Child's Representative
  • Member, Appellate Lawyers Association
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Faculty member, Houston Family Law Trial Institute at the South Texas College of Law, 2012 & 2013

Educational Background:

  • Lawrence Technological University, B.S.B.A.
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Office Location for Nanette A. McCarthy

55 West Monroe Street
Suite 990
Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312-782-4244

Fax: 312-782-4247

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Last Updated: 12/18/2018

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