John McCorry

John McCorry practices in the areas of commercial litigation, appellate law, insurance coverage litigation, and contract negotiation with an emphasis on risk management and transfer.

John has favorably prosecuted and defended complex commercial and business claims in both state and federal court, representing a diverse range of clients including a manufacturer of road construction machinery, a provider of laboratory services for veterinarians, and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

John is one of the firm’s primary appellate practice attorneys. He has successfully argued numerous appeals before the Illinois Appellate Court and the U.S. Appellate Courts for the Seventh and Tenth Circuits. His published opinions include Star Insurance Company v. Risk Management Group, Inc., 561 F.3d 656 (7th Cir. 2009).

John serves as part of the firm’s practice as regional tender counsel in a 20-state region for the largest home improvement retailer in the United States. In this role, he pursues insurance coverage and contractual indemnification from third-parties which are primarily liable for claims brought against the retailer.

John has belonged to the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association since 2010 and served as a member of the Insurance Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association from 2010 to 2017.


  • J.D, Chicago-Kent College of Law 2003
  • A.B., University of Chicago 1996


  • Illinois Supreme Court 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit 2014

Speaking Engagements

Advising Clients About Insurance Clauses in Commercial Contracts and Leases, Illinois State Bar Association, October 29, 2010.


  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Elk Grove Instrumental Music Association
  • Grove Junior High School Band Boosters – Treasurer

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