Anthony Carballo is a Partner in the Litigation Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. Mr. Carballo was a Partner at Freeborn & Peters, which combined with SGR in 2023.
Mr. Carballo concentrates his practice in complex civil and commercial disputes before trial and appellate courts and arbitration panels throughout the country.
With more than 35 years of experience, he is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer, having tried hundreds of cases before judges and juries and represented clients in appeals in state and federal courts. His litigation experience covers areas involving breach of contract, fraud and other business torts, breach of fiduciary duty, employment litigation, unfair competition, defamation, intellectual property, class action litigation, real estate and construction litigation, professional malpractice, transportation litigation, environmental litigation, insurance coverage litigation and white collar criminal defense. He has handled hundreds of multi-million dollar litigation matters and has tried numerous jury trials to verdict.
Mr, Carballo also has arbitrated and mediated many cases and has extensive experience in corporate investigations, corporate counseling and risk management. In addition, he has represented many clients in administrative proceedings.
Before joining Freeborn (now SGR), Mr. Carballo served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County, Illinois for eight years. While serving as an Assistant State’s Attorney from 1986 to 1994, he prosecuted more than 40 felony jury trials and hundreds of bench trials in the Criminal Prosecutions and Special Prosecutions Bureaus of the State’s Attorney’s Office. He also presented numerous briefs in the Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts, and in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Carballo has been recognized by his peers as a “Leading Lawyer” in the area of Commercial Litigation.
He is a frequent author and speaker on topics relating to complex civil litigation.
Mr. Carballo received his B.A. from Loras College, cum laude, and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Chicago Bar Association
DuPage County Bar Association
Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (former member)