Chris Hall represents and counsels clients in complex commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings. He has appeared in dozens of cases in state and federal courts, attending hearings and arguing motions.
Chris has diverse litigation experience including class action defense, motions practice, offensive and defensive discovery, taking and defending depositions, and responding to and arguing motions to compel.
Chris has seen multiple cases through the initial stages of responding to a complaint, briefing motions to dismiss, completing fact and expert discovery, and through successful summary judgment practice. He also has experience pursuing less conventional avenues to protect clients' rights, including post-litigation fee recovery efforts., and has extensive experience in negotiating settlement agreements and attending mediations with third-party mediators.
Chris's pro bono work has involved representing tenants facing eviction actions in state court; assisting with Jones Day's efforts representing immigrants in Laredo, Texas; and representing incarcerated clients alleging civil rights violations in federal court.
- Northwestern University (J.D. 2014); Ohio University (M.A. 2010); University of Massachusetts, Amherst (B.A. 2008); Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.A. 2006); The Ohio State University (B.A. 2001)
- Illinois; U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin, District Court of Colorado, Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan, and Central District of Illinois; and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Eleventh Circuits
- AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) (2010-2011)