Nicholas Owen McCann Partner




Nick McCann maintains an active litigation practice in the area of transportation law, with a focus on motor carriers and logistics companies. Nick handles personal injury defense, regulatory compliance matters, and cargo and freight claims for transportation marketplace participants. He has a litigation background in general liability and casualty, business torts, and personal injury defense in products liability and construction claims. 

Nick also supports the firm’s pro bono initiatives. He has worked with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services as a court-appointed guardian ad litem, the Northern District of Illinois Pro Bono Program and the Wills for Heroes Program through the Chicago Bar Association. 



Representative Matters

Seconded to a national logistics company that provided and consumed transportation and logistics services, and counseled on claims and litigation involving motor carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, 3PLs, and warehousing and logistics operations. 

Responded to federal regulatory investigations by the U.S. Department of Transportation on behalf of interstate commercial motor carriers. 

Responded to investigation by the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board on behalf of a railroad transportation and logistics company.

Conducted on-scene emergency response investigations of catastrophic commercial motor vehicle accidents on behalf of commercial motor vehicle operators.

Conducted internal safety and regulatory compliance investigations on behalf of motor carrier transportation companies.

Investigated motor carrier and maritime cargo loss and theft claims.

Assisted in representing a managed care organization in a two-week state court jury trial in a complex breach of contract action resulting in a successful motion for a directed verdict.

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