Cornelius (Neil) J. Harrington III

Neil has 35 years of litigation and trial experience, primarily in the defense of nationwide insurance companies and nationally known corporations in both Illinois and Indiana state and federal courts.  He has concentrated his defense practice on personal injury matters involving product liability, general negligence, premises liability, automobile accidents, construction and work site accidents and prescription error.  Neil has also handled matters involving employment discrimination and civil rights violations both in Illinois and Indiana.

Neil is a certified, chair qualified arbitrator in both Cook and Will County, Illinois.  He has sat on over 250 arbitration panels over his 20 plus years of arbitration experience, 80% of which he chaired.  Neil has also litigated over 40 cases in the Cook County arbitration system to verdict, receiving “not guilty” awards in over 80% of those matters on behalf of his defense clients.

During Neil’s 23 years of personal injury practice in Indiana, he has also represented several Indiana school corporations in employment law matters.  Most recently, Neil was successful in obtaining the dismissal, without settlement, of two significant defendants, in the largest personal injury action filed in Indiana involving the tragic stage collapse at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in August 2011.

Before joining Litchfield Cavo as Of Counsel in our Highland, Indiana office, Neil has opened and managed two satellite offices in Highland, Indiana for Chicago based defense firms.


  • University of Toledo, JD, 1980
  • University of Notre Dame, BA, 1977; with honors


  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • United States District Courts: Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana, Southern District of Indiana

Professional Activities

  •  Indiana State Bar Association
  • Lake County Indiana Bar Association
  • Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP) Committee