Gary D. McCallister

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Gary D. McCallister
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(312) 345-0611
Toll Free Phone
(888) 293-4952
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120 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60602
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A Chicago native, Gary D. McCallister is the principal member of Gary D. McCallister & Associates, LLC. He began practicing law in 1975 following his graduation from Washburn University of Law in Topeka, Kansas, where he served as the Business Editor of the Washburn Law Journal. After being based in Kansas for 20 years while also practicing in Chicago, Mr. McCallister decided to open a firm Chicago, with its vibrant legal market and its multitude of professional and personal opportunities for himself and his family.

Mr. McCallister concentrates his practice in the following areas: Complex Commercial Litigation; Antitrust; Business Torts; Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Product Liability; Professional Liability, Pharmaceutical, Multi- District and Class Action Litigation; and IRS Tax Issues Resolution.


Honors & Awards

  • Received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest designation for skill, ethics, and integrity.
  • Named an Illinois Super Lawyer in the area of personal injury law.

Admitted to Practice

  • Illinois, state and federal courts
  • Kansas, state and federal courts
  • Colorado, state and federal courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Various United States District Courts and United States Courts of Appeals throughout the United States

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Public Justice
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Kansas Association for Justice, having served as a past president

Seminars & Publications

Mr. McCallister has given numerous presentations and speeches to legal organizations throughout the United States and has published articles in The Washburn Law Journal and Trial Magazine.
Presentations include:

  • Pharmaceutical Mass Tort Litigation: What You Need to Know About Drugs That Harm, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Best of CLE, Overland Park and Wichita, Kansas, June 27- 28, 2003
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Inc./Anthem BCBS Sponsored Demutualization, KBA Annual Insurance Institute, Overland Park, Kansas, May 30, 2003
  • Manufacturer’s Post Sale Duty to Warn, Litigation at Sunrise, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Atlanta, Georgia, July 22, 2002
  • Pharmaceutical Mass Tort Litigation: What You Need to Know About Drugs That Harm, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Aspen, Colorado, June 21, 2002 and Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, Jackson, Wyoming, June 27, 2002
  • Malpractice as it Relates to Board Disciplinary Action: A Plaintiff’s Viewpoint, Administrators in Medicine, San Francisco, California, October 11, 2001
  • Warning Labels-PPA, ATLA’s Litigation Update: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices: PPA, Ephedra, Lotronex and Sulzer Hip Implants, Scottsdale, Arizona, June 2, 2001
  • Pre-Suit Investigation and Bill of Particulars, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, February 19, 2001
  • Expert Witnesses, Rule 213 and Depositions, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, January 10, 1998
  • Manufacturer’s Post Sale Duty to Warn, Product Liability Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, January 11, 1997
  • What Product Liability Lawyers Have Done in Other Jurisdictions in the Face of Legislative Adversity, Product Liability Litigation, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, January 13, 1996
  • Ethics and the Attorney-Client Relationship, Third Annual Litigation Institute, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, July 14, 1995
  • How to Direct and Cross Examine Accident Reconstruction Expert, The Automobile Case, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Salina, Kansas, May 7, 1993
  • How to Handle a Product Liability Case, Law School Seminar, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, April 3, 1993
  • Products Liability: The Effective Utilization of the Legal Assistant, Fourteenth Annual Meeting and Seminar, Kansas Legal Assistants Society, June 28, 1991
  • Presenting the Soft Tissue Injury in the Courtroom, Kansas trial Lawyers Association, The Automobile Case, Topeka, Kansas, May 10, 1991
  • Tortious Interference With Contractual Rights and Business Relationships, Tools of the Trade Seminar, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Chanute, Kansas, March 1991
  • Venue and Jurisdiction Considerations in Recreational Injury Cases, Association of Trial Lawyers of America ‘Rising Stars’ Seminar, New Orleans, Lousiana
  • Venue and Jurisdiction Considerations in Recreational Injury Cases, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Ski Seminar, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, March 1990
  • Interference With Contractual Rights and Anti-Competitive Activities, Business Torts Seminar, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Wichita, Kansas, November 1989
  • Tort Reform: Considerations and Analysis in Trial of a Plaintiff’s Case, Thirty-Second Annual Law Institute, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, October, 1989
  • Discovery Trends in Federal Court, Panel Member, Litigation Trends Institute, Kansas Bar Association, Topeka, Kansas, November 1988
  • The Developing Trends and the Erosion of the Employment at WIll Doctrine, Country Lawyer Traveling Seminar Program, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, October 1988
  • Avoidance of Delay and Reduction of Litigation Costs, Presentation, Kansas Judicial Conference, Topeka, Kansas, June, 1988
  • Employment at Will Doctrine, Labor and Employment Law for Kansas, National Business Institute, Inc., Topeka, Kansas, February 1988
  • Volunteer Liability, Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers, Topeka, Kansas, January, 1988
  • Examination of the Plaintiff’s Treating Doctor, How-To For New Practitioners, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Manhattan, Kansas, September, 1987
  • Direct and Cross Examination of Fact Witnesses, Trial Techniques Seminar, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Topeka, Kansas, February, 1987
  • Screening Panels: New Effect on Litigation, Expert Witnesses and Settlement Conferences Under H.B. 2661; Solving the Puzzle, Medical Malpractice: Litigation Under the New Law, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Topeka, Kansas, June, 1986
  • Examination of Witnesses, Traveling Seminar, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, April, 1986
  • Statutory Grounds for Recovery in Employment Discrimination Cases, Employment Discrimination Seminar, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Topeka, Kansas, March, 1985
  • Sexual Harassment; Twenty-Seventh Annual Law Institute, Washburn University, School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, October, 1984
  • Direct Examination: Examination of a Plaintiff/Lay Witness, Trial Techniques Seminar, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Topeka, Kansas, October, 1984
  • Sources of Information and Use of Demonstrative Evidence, Trial Techniques Seminar, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Lawrence, Kansas, March 1984
  • Employers vs. Employees – Employment Discrimination Law, University of Manhattan, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, February, 1984
  • Insurance Company Bad Faith in Commercial Settings, Annual Convention of Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June, 1983

Publications include:

  • Ensuring Safety After the Sale, Trial, Vol. 38, No. 2, November, 2002
  • Survey of Tort Damage Law, Washbum Law Journal, Vol. 14, Spring, 1975
  • Insurance Medical Payment ‘Struck by’ Provisions Physical Contact Requirement, Washburn Law Journal, Vol. 13, Winter, 1974

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

American Association for Justice
Public Justice
Illinois State Bar Association
The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
The Kansas Association for Justice, having served as a past president