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Christopher J. Jump

Chris’ practice focuses on representing and advocating for business entities, units of government, and not-for-profit organizations.

Chris regularly practices in both state and federal courts, as well as in administrative proceedings, litigating a wide variety of issues from employment and labor related matters, contested estates and trusts, to business and shareholder disputes, contract disputes, collections, and appeals.  His experience ranges from small claims representation to complex, multi-state litigation and class action defense.  Chris is licensed to practice in the State Courts of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

In addition to litigation and alternative dispute resolution, Chris advises his clients on day-to-day matters, employment and labor issues, personnel policies, and organizational matters.  He also maintains a regular transactional practice, advising clients on significant business transactions and real estate transactions, as well as estate planning.

Chris is also an experienced municipal and government attorney, assisting various units of government through general operational and governance issues, property transactions, collective bargaining and labor/employment issues, FOIA and Open Meeting Act issues, annexation, condemnation, prosecution of ordinance violations, and litigation.  He currently serves as the appointed City Attorney for the City of Canton. He also has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General to the Illinois Attorney General, representing the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Prior to joining the firm in November, 2019, Chris worked at the law firm of Barnhart, Tinsman & Associates, Ltd. where he practiced in areas such as family law, personal injury, juvenile law, estate planning and probate, criminal law, and general civil litigation.  He also served as Guardian Ad Litem in child custody, adoption, guardianship, personal injury, and other matters affecting minors or disabled individuals.

Chris resides in Canton with his wife, Ashley. He is heavily involved in the community, serving on the boards of numerous organizations.


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S. Finance, Accountancy, with a minor in Political Science)
  • St. Louis University School of Law (J.D., with a concentration in Civil Litigation)
    • Moot Court Board
    • Editor-in-Chief, St. Louis University Public Law Review (2013-2014)

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Peoria, IL

401 Main Street, Suite 1600
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: (309) 673-1681
Fax: (309) 673-1690

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“Free Rider” Argument Fails: Without Union Dues, Public Unions Remain Exclusive Representatives of Public Employees

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has ruled that the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31 does not relieve public unions of their obligations to serve as the exclusive representative of public employees. Public unions must continue to represent all employees, union members or not, “fairly, equitably, and […]

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