Phone: 440.720.0379
Fax: 440.720.0385

Tim McGarry

Tim McGarry participates in the firm’s business litigation, construction and small business practices. Using HSM’s client centered, goal-driven approach to his practice, Tim provides the legal expertise the firm’s clients demand–as well as the cost conscious decision making those clients require. Tim represents the firm’s clients in all phases of business, civil and appellate litigation as well as all phases of the construction process. Contact Tim to discuss alternative fees for your legal issue at 440.720.0379 ext. 17, or by email at, or by using the form to the right.

Principal Practice

  • Construction Law and Litigation
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Small Business Representation
  • Appeals

Representative Experience

  • Construction Litigation, including representing owners, architects, general contractors and subcontractors
  • Construction Law
  • Uniform Commercial Code Litigation
  • Mechanic’s Liens for both private and public property
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Securities Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Real Property Litigation
  • Sale of Business Disputes
  • Appellate Representation before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, as well as the Cuyahoga County and Lake County Courts of Appeals

Career/Educational Background

  • Partner and of counsel, Henderson, Schmidlin & McGarry Co., LPA (April 2013)
  • Member, Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC (2004-2013)
  • Shareholder and Associate, Chriszt McGarry Co., LPA (1997-2004)
  • Associate, Morganstern, MacAdams & DeVito Co, LPA (1996-97)
  • Sole Practitioner (1994-96)
  • Associate, Calfee, Halter & Griswold (1991-93)
  • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1991; Member, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology)
  • Ohio State University (B.S., Business Administration, 1988, Summa Cum Laude)

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Ohio, United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio and United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Former Chairman of the Construction Section of the Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association (Construction and Litigation Sections)
  • Member, Ohio Bar Association (Litigation and Real Property Sections)
  • Member, Litigation and Real Estate Sections of the Cleveland Bar Association