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David H. McCarthy

Mr. McCarthy has represented some of the most affluent and well-respected leaders of the Central Illinois community in difficult custody, visitation, and other child-related matters, and routinely represents clients with high value marital estates. Doctors, farmers, business owners, attorneys, and executives can all feel comfortable knowing they have an attorney with the expertise, temperament and experience to handle their case.  

David H. McCarthy received his Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University in 1973 and his Bachelor of Science Degree from Illinois State University.  He has been in private practice in Peoria, Illinois since 1973, concentrating in all areas of Family Law. He has lectured extensively at legal seminars for the Peoria County Bar Association and the IICLE. He has represented high income professionals and concerned parents and has litigated and settled thousands of family law cases throughout his career.

Mr. McCarthy is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Peoria County Bar Association.  He has been admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois before the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. McCarthy has litigated thousands of complex issues relating to children including custody, visitation and removal of children from the State of Illinois.  He has successfully handled appeals in all areas of family law. 


Timothy D. McCarthy

Timothy D. McCarthy received his Juris Doctorate in 1999 from The John Marshall Law School and his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana University in 1996.  He has been a contract attorney with the Peoria County and the Peoria County Public Defender’s Office since 2001, representing indigent parents in abuse and neglect and termination of parental rights cases.  He has significant experience handling a variety of of these difficult matters on appeal.  

Mr. McCarthy has been in practice with McCarthy Law  since January 2001, representing clients in complicated matters including dissolution, child support, and child custody.  He has served as a Guardian ad Litem on disabled adult guardianship matters and in highly contested child custody matters. He is a certified mediator in the Tenth Judicial Circuit for all child custody and visitation issues where he has successfully helped many parents resolve their legal disputes. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Peoria County Bar Association.  


Stephanie E. McCarthy

Stephanie E. McCarthy received her Juris Doctorate in 2001 from Southern Illinois University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Southern Illinois University in 1997.  She has worked for the Social Security Administration and Department of Children & Family services, and has significant experience with disability hearings and expungement appeals.  She is a former Officer in the United States Army, and has experience with military law and veteran’s rights. 

Ms. McCarthy has been in practice with McCarthy Law since November 2014.  Her focus is family law, administrative law, Social Security disability appeals and veteran’s rights.  She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. 



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