Licensed & Reliable Business and Family Attorney

Hunter & Johnson, P.C.

Christopher B. Hunter

Hunter & Johnson, P.C.

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 46 years of court experience. I am licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of Illinois.

I practice in the area of general civil litigation, including family law, probate, real estate and title insurance cases, agricultural law, business transactions, business organizations, and contract cases.



Hunter & Johnson, P.C.
  • 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

Hunter & Johnson, P.C.
  • 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
  • Pre-trial Discovery, Madison County Bar Association Family Law CLE, 2021

Pro-bono Activities

Hunter & Johnson, P.C.
  • Oasis Women's Center - Board Member, 2000 to Present
  • Madison County Bar Association Pro Bono Panel, 2008 to Present

Representative Clients

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


Hunter & Johnson, P.C.
  • Dwight A. Werts, President & CEO @ Werts Welding & Tank Services, Inc.
  • Honorable Gerald B. Cohn, U.S. Magistrate Judge
  • Margarette Trussell, 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

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

Ancillary Businesses

Hunter & Johnson, P.C.
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, 2010-present. Affiliated with Y-Kiki Divers, St. Louis, MO

Fraternities or Sororities

Hunter & Johnson, P.C.
  • Phi Alpha Delta

Professional Associations

Hunter & Johnson, P.C.
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association, 1979 to Present
  • Alton-wood River Bar Association, 1980 to Present

Current Employment Position

Hunter & Johnson, P.C.
  • Managing Partner

Practice Areas

Hunter & Johnson, P.C.
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law and Litigation Questions
  • Real Estate Law
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolutions

Bar Admissions

Hunter & Johnson, P.C.
  • 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

Hunter & Johnson, P.C.
  • Carter Shields v. Alton Health Institute, 201 I1.2d441, 2002, IL Supreme Court