“As a litigator and trial lawyer, I believe the Firm’s values – Integrity, Caring, Effectiveness, Teamwork and Commitment – help create a better future for our clients.” – Anthony J. Carballo
While there are many firms that offer full-service counsel, one way in which Freeborn separates itself is by their approach to client service. With more than 30 years of experience and a record of exceptional outcomes, you can trust the law firm Freeborn to handle your case professionally and effectively. The firm is a leading midsize law firm based in Chicago, with four additional offices in New York City; Richmond, Va.; Springfield, Ill; and Tampa, Fla. They provide corporate clients and individuals with a wide array of legal services divided into multiple practice groups and industry teams: Litigation, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Bankruptcy, Government and Regulatory Law, Insurance and Reinsurance, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Food and Beverage, and Transportation.
Anthony J. Carballo, Co-Leader of the Firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Group, is admitted to the Illinois Bar, the United State Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (including Trial Bar) and Central District of Illinois. Mr. Carballo is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer, having tried hundreds of cases before judges and juries and represented clients in appeals in state and federal courts. Before joining the Firm, Tony served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County, Illinois for eight years. While serving as an Assistant State’s Attorney from 1986 to 1994, he prosecuted more than 40 felony jury trials and hundreds of bench trials in the Criminal Prosecutions and Special Prosecutions Bureaus of the State’s Attorney’s Office. He also presented numerous briefs in the Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts, and in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Attorney Carballo concentrates his practice covering areas involving breach of contract, fraud and other business torts, breach of fiduciary duty, employment litigation, unfair competition, defamation, intellectual property, class action litigation, real estate and construction litigation, professional malpractice, transportation litigation, environmental litigation, insurance coverage litigation and white collar criminal defense. He has handled hundreds of multi-million dollar litigation matters and has tried numerous jury trials to verdict.
Tony also has arbitrated and mediated many cases and has extensive experience in corporate investigations, corporate counseling and risk management. In addition, he has represented clients in administrative proceedings and in appeals before state and federal appellate courts.
Mr. Carballo is a graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., and received his Bachelor of Arts from Loras College (cum laude). He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, Illinois Apellate Lawyers Association.
Tony has been recognized by his peers as a “Leading Lawyer” in the area of Commercial Litigation.
Mr. Carballo is a frequent author and speaker on topics relating to complex civil litigation. He is a member of the Firm’s Food Industry and Transportation Industry Teams, and has served on the Firm’s Professional Review Committee for several years.
Tony’s secret to success has been his ability to take complex issues and to simplify those issues so they can be understood by people from different backgrounds and perspectives.
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