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Ryan J. McCarthy

Ryan J. McCarthy

Ryan J. McCarthy

Personal Note

Ryan focuses 100% of his practice on defense of workers’ compensation claims in Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois for both his undergraduate and law degrees. In 2008, Ryan graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, receiving highest departmental distinction, and also graduated with a minor in Business. Ryan then received his juris doctor in 2011, graduating cum laude. During his time in law school, Ryan was a member of, and later an Associate Editor for The Elder Law Journal. He was the recipient of the Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Writing for his published Note, which analyzed the difficulties the elderly face in medical malpractice litigation. After being admitted to the Illinois bar in November 2011, Ryan worked as a Cook County Special Assistant State’s Attorney, prosecuting misdemeanor cases in Chicago. Prior to joining Hennessy & Roach in 2013, Ryan represented plaintiffs in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. Ryan resides in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago with his fiancé Taylor.


  • University of Illinois College of Law, 2011


  • Litigation
  • Settlement Negotiation
  • Legal Research
  • Analysis

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