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Gary practices in a variety of areas of civil tort litigation in both Illinois and Missouri including the defense of matters involving asbestos and toxic torts, products liability, premises liability, trucking and transportation claims, and professional liability. He has been involved in all aspects of the defense of cases in his various practice areas, including the preparation and answering of discovery, preparation and presentation of all necessary motions, defending the firm's clients at depositions, deposing opposing parties and plaintiff experts, preparing experts for trial, and preparing cases for trial.
Gary's experience in the defense of asbestos-related product and premises claims has made him a valuable member of many of the firm's client defense teams. He has been one of the designated attorneys who argue critical motions related to the asbestos litigation in Madison County, IL, such as those relating to forum issues. In addition, he has played a key role in the firm's efforts to implement legislative changes in the laws related to Worker's Compensation claims in Missouri and the impact on employers facing direct asbestos claims.
Prior to law school, Mr. Pinter enlisted in the Army in 2000 and served as a Cavalry Scout until 2004, which included being selected as the Distinguished Honor Graduate from the Army's Primary Leadership Development Course and service in combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
A native of Spring Valley, Illinois, Mr. Pinter began his legal career working as a law clerk for the DeKalb County State's Attorney's Office and a DeKalb County, Illinois law firm. During law school, Mr. Pinter was the Managing Editor of the NIU Law Review, and his comment, "Criminal Discovery and the Costs of Reproduction: A Burden Taxpayers Should Not Have to Bear," was published in the NIU Law Review. He was a finalist in the 2006 NIU College of Law Intramural Moot Court Competition, and a regional finalist in the 2007 National Trial Competition. He served as a board member of the Student Bar Association during the 2005-2006 school year.
Mr. Pinter contributes quarterly summaries of recent insurance law decisions for inclusion in The Policy, the Illinois State Bar Association's Section on Insurance Law newsletter.