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Carrie Sear Rummans


Carrie is an attorney in the Litigation and Motor Vehicle Groups who represents a diverse group of businesses, including from manufacturers and distributors to publicly traded and privately held corporations, in state and federal court in business torts, product liability, health care disputes, corporate governance matters, trade secret and unfair competition claims, insurance recovery, and employment litigation. Her most recent client victory involves an over $100 million dollar case, where she served as second chair in defending a multinational OEM in an alleged dealer franchise violation that resulted in a dismissal of all claims. Carrie has frequently counseled and litigated on behalf of automobile manufacturers in industry-specific dealer network matters. This includes buy-sell transactions and rights of first refusal, terminations, and buy-back procedures.

Activities & Honors

  • Selected, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2022)
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Recipient, Innovation, Business and Law Award, University of Iowa College of Law
  • Articles Editor, Journal of Corporation Law, University of Iowa College of Law
  • Participant, Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition
  • Research Assistant, Prof. Joseph Yockey, University of Iowa College of Law

Speaking Engagements & Presentations

Articles & Publications



University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 2014

Washington University in St. Louis, B.A. in Political Science, 2008

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
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