Edward T. McCarthy

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Edward T. McCarthy

Edward T. McCarthy

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Practice Areas:

  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Construction Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Zoning
  • Land Use

Certified Legal Specialties:

  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois, 1974


Born May 24, 1945, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, Ed has been residing in Edwardsville, Illinois since 1970. He is a graduate of the Washington University School of Business with a major in accounting in 1967. Ed served in the United States Marine Corps from 1967 through 1970 attaining the rank of Captain. After his time in the service, he attended the University of Illinois and Washington University Law Schools, graduating from Washington University in 1973. He became a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois in 1974.

He has been practicing in Edwardsville, Illinois since 1973, gaining extensive experience in real estate, probate, estate planning, wills, trusts, banking, and general business law.

Ed McCarthy has been a member and contributed to many committees of business-related and community-involved organizations. The following is merely a list of organizations and the years in which he was president or Chairman of the organizations. Each of these involved non-compensated volunteer work:
President of the Edwardsville-Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce in 1989. In his years with the Chamber, Mr. McCarthy was instrumental in both the move into and from the structure known as the "Berlemann House", the growth of the Chamber of Commerce in reaching out to legal and medical professionals, and the development of awards programs such as the Athena Award and Albert Cassens Award.

President of the Edwardsville Police Pension Fund Board of Trustees from 1988 to 2000.  In his capacity as a long-time member of the Board of Trustees, Mr. McCarthy was active in the administration of the pension fund and the designation of the beneficiaries and the supervision of the investments of the fund.

President of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield School Board from 1990 to 1994. In his years of service to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield School Board, Mr. McCarthy contributed to the adoption and implementation of policies and procedures strengthening the academic standards of the schools in the Springfield Diocese, Which includes the local schools at St Mary's Parish, St. Boniface Parish and St. John Neumann Catholic School in Maryville, serving parishes including St. Cecilia's in Glen Carbon. When away from the office, Ed is likely fishing.

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Madison County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Member, Committee on Exempt Organizations, 1975 to 1975
  • Madison County Bar Association, Chairman, Real Estate Practice Committee, 01/2005
  • American Bar Association, Section of General Practice, Vice Chairman, Committee on Real Property, 1987 to 1989


  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois
  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J. D. - 05/1973
  • Washington University, St Louis, Missouri
    • B.S.B.A. - 1967

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1973


  • Ed-Glen Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award
  • State of Kentucky - commission as Kentucky Colonel
  • State of Georgia - commission as Admiral of the Georgia Navy

Representative Clients

  • Greater Gateway Association of Realtors
  • Southwestern Illinois Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc.
  • Madison County Firemen's Association