Tracy C. Beggs

Tracy concentrates his practice in the areas of insurance defense, including products liability litigation and risk management, and related commercial litigation. He has tried cases in both state and federal courts and has successfully defended clients against products liability claims for compensatory and punitive damages at trial.  He has extensive experience working both with insurance companies and manufacturers and distributors, and has worked with manufacturers’ safety committees in order to resolve a wide range of safety-related issues arising in connection with his clients’ manufacturing and distribution activities, including dealing with gray market products, product retrofits and recalls, and preparation or revision of product safety labeling and user instructions.

 Tracy has spoken and written on product liability issues in both Japan and the United States. He has been awarded the AV® Preeminent™ lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review system, representing recognition of the highest level of professional excellence.  He has also been repeatedly recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer.


  • University of Michigan, JD, 1980
  • University of Michigan, BA, 1977


  • Illinois
  • United States District Courts: Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals: Seventh Circuit