Charlie Ingrassia is an associate with Adler Murphy &
McQuillen LLP. He joined the firm in 2015,
focusing on defending product liability in national and
international aviation incidents, insurance coverage, and appeals.
Prior to joining Adler Murphy & McQuillen LLP, Charlie clerked for six years for the Hon.
Susan F. Hutchinson of the Illinois Appellate Court, Second
District, where he gained significant exposure to the criminal and
civil appellate process and also a wide range of substantive legal
issues. As a law clerk, Charlie collaborated with Justice
Hutchinson, other Appellate Court justices, and his co-clerks to
draft numerous opinions and orders that have helped to shape
Illinois law. Prior to serving as Justice Hutchinson's law
clerk, Charlie worked as an in-house attorney for a Taft-Hartley
benefit fund, where he successfully litigated ERISA disputes in the
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
In law school, Charlie served as Articles Editor for
theUniversity of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology &
Policy. He also externed for the Hon. Joe Billy McDade
for the Central District of Illinois and was a member of the law
school's International Human Rights Clinic, where he prepared an
extensive report for a Kenya-based NGO detailing trade agreements
between the United States and Africa.
Charlie is active with the Appellate Lawyers Association, having
served as a Director from 2012 through 2014. He is co-chair
and editor of The Brief, the
Association's blog that highlights important decisions from the
United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for
the Seventh Circuit, the Illinois Supreme Court, and the Illinois
Appellate Court. He has also helped coordinate various seminars
related to appellate practice and procedure that have featured
reviewing court jurists.
Outside of the law, Charlie enjoys traveling, studying jazz
music, and cycling through Chicago and the surrounding areas.
Charlie regularly volunteers with the Old Town School of Folk Music
and Compass to Care, a local charity that helps children with
cancer raise money for traveling expenses.
- Charlie Ingrassia, "A Helpful Loss? The Implication of
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd., on
Future Distribution of Products Capable of Infringing Uses," 2005
Univ. Ill. J. L. Tech. & Pol'y 357.
Charlie Ingrassia, Illinois Appellate Court Offers Reminder
that Successive Postjudgment Motions do not Toll Appeal Clock,
The Brief, (May 16, 2015).
Charlie Ingrassia, Supreme Court Clarifies
Distinction Between Motions In Limine and Forfeiture in Criminal
Cases Compared to Civil Cases, The Brief,
(January 19, 2015).
Charlie Ingrassia, Appellate Court Reiterates That Order
Staying Trial Court Proceedings is Injunctive and Appealable
Pursuant to Rule 307, The Brief, (August 2,
Charlie Ingrassia, Appellate Court Cautions That Parties Cannot
Supplement Record on Appeal by Attaching Documents to Briefs or
Including Them in Appendix, The Brief (July 19,
Charlie Ingrassia,Illinois Appellate Court: Section 2-1401 Cannot
be Used to Dismiss a Complaint or Petition, The Brief, (April 16,
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