A native of Evanston, Illinois and longtime Chicagoan, Mr. McGarry is a graduate of the DePaul University College of Law, earning his Juris Doctorate in 2011. While attending law school, Mr. McGarry worked as principal law clerk in a robust Chicago based litigation practice with emphasis on representation of individuals and small businesses. He was also selected as a research assistant on scientific evidence for (the late) Professor Terrence F. Kiely of the College of Law. Prior to attending law school, Mr. McGarry worked as a litigation project assistant in the Intellectual Properly Litigation Department at Jenner & Block, a major Chicago law firm. Mr. McGarry earned his bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Colorado, at Boulder.
Mr. McGarry focuses his practice in personal injury, workers’ compensation and consumer protection remedies, with particular emphasis on advocating on behalf of consumers against creditors and debt collectors for violations of federal consumer law, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), as well as other related state law statutes. Prior to joining Whiteside & Goldberg, Mr. McGarry worked as an associate in an active bankruptcy and consumer rights firm in Oak Brook, Illinois. Mr. McGarry has successfully represented hundreds of consumers in actions brought against creditors, debt collectors and credit reporting agencies who violate the law. Currently, Mr. McGarry practices in both state and federal court, in addition to representing petitioners before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. Mr. McGarry is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association.