Martin McCarthy

Martin L. McCarthy




  • J.D., Creighton University, 1992
  • B.A., Psychology, Creighton University, 1989

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Courts of Appeals (most)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Missouri


  • Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Constitutional Law


McCarthy is an attorney focuses on charitable fundraising, nonprofit law and tax-exempt law. In particular, McCarthy counsels clients on public charity qualification, charitable and political solicitation, nonprofit governance and fundraising as well as general issues faced by nonprofit organizations.

McCarthy has represented clients in various administrative and regulatory matters in most states and has conducted numerous lectures in his areas of expertise. He assists in editing the firm’s publication detailing the governance and regulation of charitable solicitation by third-party fundraisers.


Publications / Speaking Engagements

“Ethical Considerations for EO Practitioners.”  Lecture from the Tax Exempt Organizations from Start to Finish CLE, Kansas City, MO, 2011 and 2012.


McCarthy and his family live in the Brookside area of Kansas City.  He is a founding member of the Irish Museum Historical Foundation. McCarthy is very active in coaching youth sports and enjoys playing golf.