David R. Creagh practices primarily in the area of tort litigation and mediation, involving extensive experience with product liability, toxic tort, construction, premises liability, automobile and general liability litigation.
He has been lead counsel in cases involving catastrophic injuries, including toxic tort litigation, indoor air quality, sick building syndrome and multiple chemical exposure; and multi-district litigation, including representation of a product manufacturer in the fen/phen litigation. He has tried more than 20 cases to verdict in state and federal courts.
While maintaining a strong presence and reputation within the Chicago legal community, Mr. Creagh’s practice has expanded, at the request of his clients, throughout Illinois and numerous other states including pro hac vice representation in the states of New Jersey, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Louisiana, Washington, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Dakota, Georgia and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Creagh was a long-standing member of the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association, which evaluates current and prospective judges. He currently works with mock trial teams from several different law schools.
Mr. Creagh joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in June 1985. He is Leader of the firm’s Products Liability Practice Group and a past member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
He served as the firm’s hiring partner for a number of years. Mr. Creagh served for four years as the chairman of Hinshaw’s Attorney Education Committee and still serves as a frequent lecturer at the firm’s training sessions, particularly in the areas of trial advocacy.
In the Fall of 2005, Mr. Creagh completed intensive training in mediation from the faculty of Pepperdine University School of Law’s top-ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.
- J.D., cum laude, University of Notre Dame Law School, 1985
- B.A., cum laude, University of Notre Dame, 1982
Admissions : Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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