Christopher B. Hunter
Christopher B. Hunter

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I was born in Jacksonville, Illinois in 1953 and raised in Quincy, Illinois. I am a trial attorney and mediator of civil and domestic relations disputes. I have over 42 years of court experience. I am licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of both Illinois and Missouri. I practice in the area of general civil litigation, including personal injury cases, workers compensation cases, real estate and title insurance cases, agricultural law, municipal and zoning matters, business transactions, business organizations and contract cases.


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1978
  • MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Illinois
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1975
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Political Science

Classes & Seminars

  • The Settlement Process - Advanced Worker's Compensation, NBI, Inc., 2012
  • Violence in the Home- Advanced Family Law, NBI, Inc., 2014
  • Evidence: Admission-Exclusion of Unique Evidence, NBI, Inc., 2017
  • Guardianship by a Non-Parent, Madison County Bar Association Family Law CLE, 2019

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Oasis Women's Center - Board Member, 2000 to Present
  • Madison County Bar Association Pro Bono Panel, 2008 to Present

Representative Clients

  • Werts Welding & Tank Service, Inc.
  • Tri-City Neurology, Ltd.
  • Goal Oriented Healthcare
  • Steck-Cooper & Co.
  • MSE Racing and Sally Drake Endurance Coaching


  • Dwight A. Werts, President & CEO @ Werts Welding & Tank Services, Inc.
  • Honorable Gerald B. Cohn, U.S. Magistrate Judge
  • Margarette Trushell, Executive Director Oasis Women's Center
  • Reverend George Humbert, Retired Pastor of College Avenue Presbyterian Church
  • Andrew Allen, Executive Vice-President, Steck-Cooper & Company
  • Sally Drake, owner of MSE Racing and Sally Drake Endurance Coaching

Past Positions

  • Farrell, Hunter, Hamilton & Julian, P.C., Partner, 1980 to 2006
  • Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, 1978 to 1980

Ancillary Businesses

  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, 2010-present. Affiliated with Y-Kiki Divers, St. Louis, MO

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

Professional Associations

  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association, 1979 to Present
  • Alton-Wood River Bar Association, 1980 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Business Law and Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate and Agricultural Law
  • Municipal and Administrative Law
  • Mediation and Arbitration

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1978
  • Missouri, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1985

Representative Cases

  • Carter Shields v. Alton Health Institute, 201 I1.2d441, 2002, IL Supreme Court