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      David McCarthy graduated from the University of Notre Dame  with a B.A. in English in 1971. From 1971 to 1975 he was a reporter for City News Bureau, the Evanston Review and the Wilmette Life. In 1979, he graduated cum laude from John Marshall Law School in Chicago. David was a member of the John Marshall Law Review for two years and an associate editor of the Law Review for one year. 

    After law school, he spent one year as a law clerk for the Honorable George J. Schaller in the Chancery Division of the Cook County Circuit Court. He then practiced with the litigation group of  Epton, Mullin & Druth, a full-service law firm in the Chicago Loop until it dissolved in 1989. 

    In 1989, he formed his own law practice in DuPage County.

    David is a member of the Du Page County  Bar Association (member: Publications Board 2006 - 2010; member: Civil Practice Committee 1989 - 1991); the Chicago Bar Association;  and  the Illinois State Bar Association. He was awarded the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services  "Lawyer of the Year" Award for outstanding service in 1994 and in 1995.

    David is a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Naperville, IL and was a parish council member from 1992 to 1995. He was president of the Notre Dame Alumni Association of Naperville in 1993. David resides in Naperville with his wife, Patricia, and four children.

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