Brian Cunningham

Of Counsel | 843.441.5663

Brian Cunningham

Of Counsel | 843.441.5663


Of counsel with the firm, Brian Cunningham concentrates his practice in the areas of loss recovery/subrogation, commercial litigation, products liability, construction litigation, casualty litigation and insurance coverage.

Brian has substantial experience representing insurance, corporate and individual clients as plaintiffs and defendants in a broad array of cases throughout the United States with an emphasis on subrogation and commercial disputes.

Throughout his career, Brian has recovered millions of dollars for clients via settlement, mediation, arbitration or trial in addition to defending numerous claims for construction defect, personal injury, breach of contract and warranty, trademark infringement, discrimination, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and brokers and agents liability.

Professional Leadership

Brian is a member of the Chicago Bar Association.


Brian earned his B.A. degree from the University of Illinois in 1992 and his J.D. degree from The John Marshall Law School in 1996. He also received a Dean’s Scholarship at John Marshall for academic and extracurricular achievement and served as an adjunct professor teaching legal research, writing and oral advocacy to first-, second- and third-year law students.


Brian is authorized to practice law in Illinois and in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits. He has also represented clients in state and federal courts in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

 Publications & Presentations

  • Thomas A. Demetrio, Practical Problems of Litigating With Foreign Defendants, A Plaintiff’s Perspective, ABA National Institute on Aviation, 1993

Cited Cases

  • Masco Cabinetry Middlefield, LLC and The Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania v. Cefla North America, Inc. and Cefla, SC, 2015 WL 8538470 (6th Cir. 2015)
  • Autozone, Inc. v. Strick, 2010 WL 883850 (N.D. IL)
  • Autozone, Inc. v. Strick, 543 F.3d 923 (7th Cir. 2008)


  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1996
  • University of Illinois, B.A., 1992
  • Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits
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