Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy is the Principal of the firm, whose offices are located at Swangate, Athenry, County Galway. Cormac began his career as an Army Officer in the Defence Forces where he spent 12 years, which included two tours of duty overseas. On retirement from the Defence Forces, he qualified as a Solicitor and worked in a leading Dublin based Personal Injury & Litigation Practice. On returning to Galway, Cormac worked in a County Galway General Practice. He set up his own firm in 2004 which was originally located at Davis Street, Athenry, Co. Galway and has since moved to Swangate, Athenry, Co. Galway.

Cormac’s practice areas include:

Personal Injury Actions;
Medical Negligence Actions;
Commercial & Civil Actions;
Employment Law Disputes;
District Court Practice;
Probate & Wills.

Cormac has a long association with teams, clubs and organisations in Athenry and Galway. He has represented his universities, clubs and towns as a player, and latterly holding coaching and officer positions in many of those clubs.

Education and Professional Membership

Cormac McCarthy, a native of Athenry, attended Presentation College in Athenry. Cormac graduated with a BA Degree (Hons), LLB Degree (Hons) at National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). In 2001 he obtained a Masters in Business Studies in Human Resource Strategies (Hons) at Dublin City University (DCU) and was awarded the EBS Prize for outstanding academic achievement in his year.

Cormac has lectured in Law at Athlone Institute of Technology and Galway Instituted of Technology, and is presently the external examiner for Law at Galway Instituted of Technology. He lectures regularly and has participated in many public meetings on legal issues.

Cormac also holds a Law Society Diploma in Taxation and a Law Society Diploma in Commercial Conveyancing, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Property Law




Family and Childcare Law

Employment Law

Criminal Law

Court Representation

Corporate Law