Christopher R. Smith
Mr. Smith has successfully litigated dozens of civil rights cases in the Northern District of Illinois within the last few years, resulting in millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements.
Mr. Smith also takes great pride in his work in the public sector, representing thousands of indigent clients while with the Cook County Public Defender's Office. He is certified as a qualified lead counsel for the Illinois Capital Trial Litigation Bar. Mr. Smith has represented victims of detectives who worked with the now notorious Area Two supervisor, John Burge, on a pro bono basis in criminal court. Mr. Smith now partners with two of the attorneys he admires most, Robert Johnson and Amanda Antholt, to form the law firm of Smith, Johnson & Antholt, LLC. Mr. Smith is the senior partner at SJ&A, in which he takes pride as a model of efficiency and excellence in litigation.
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Litigation
- Most Major Felonies
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Contract Disputes
Certified Legal Specialties
- Illinois Capital Trial Litigation Bar, Qualified Lead Counsel
- George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia - 1989
- Boston College - 1986
- St. Ignatius College Prep. - 1982