Andre A. Hunter Jr.


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  • Biography

    Andre Hunter, Jr., a former Illinois Assistant Attorney General, is a forward-thinking litigator and trial lawyer who mitigates risks and reduces costs for clients.

    A specialist in Environmental/Toxic Tort law, including asbestos, talc, and PFAS litigation, Andre has secured dozens of dismissals and achieved cost-effective results for manufacturers and employers. Andre is experienced in the cross-examination of eyewitnesses, physicians, and industry experts, but is also a published author on toxic tort litigation and regularly presents at CLE events to share his knowledge with law students and young lawyers. 

    Andre manages a diverse litigation practice and has successfully represented construction companies sued for death and bodily harm, premises owners and event managers for injury to visitors, corporations under labor and employment investigation, and elected officials and government employees in civil rights litigation.

    During law school, Andre was selected for the Philip H. Corboy Fellowship, a full-time trial law program limited to only 10 law students annually. A member of multiple title-winning mock trial teams, he went undefeated and took 1st Place at the 2019 National Black Law Students Association Mock Trial Tournament in Chicago, Illinois. In 2020, Andre’s team was the #2 ranked mock trial team in the United States. Additionally, Andre served as extern to U.S. District Court Judge LaShonda Hunt, law clerk with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, clinician for the Loyola Federal Tax Clinic, and law clerk to NBA/NCAA basketball agent, Brian Elfus. 

    After serving as the 2017 Class President at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Andre was given the Outstanding Senior Award for organizing the drafting of a new constitution, planning of commencement, and funding for a class gift. During college, Andre also interned for Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. 

    Andre serves as Secretary-Treasurer and Chair of the Tort Law Committee for the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, one of America’s largest young lawyer bar associations. During his previous term on the Board of Directors, Andre was honored with the "Rising Star Award for Leaders with Exceptional Promise" and appointed as Ambassador to Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

    Born to African-American and Filipino parents, Andre is fluent in Tagalog. In his free time, Andre enjoys playing basketball, golfing and traveling, specifically, to the Philippines to connect with his family.


    • Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois


    • Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
      • Secretary-Treasurer (2024-present)
      • Chair, Tort Law Committee (2024-present)
      • Ambassador, Loyola University Chicago School of Law (2023-present)
      • Director (2022-2024)
      • Chair, Law School Membership Committee (2023-2024)
      • Vice-Chair, Moot Court Committee (2023-2024)
      • CBA Membership Committee (2023-2024)
      • CBA Nominations Committee (2023) 
    • Black Men Lawyers’ Association
    • Filipino American Lawyers Association

    Community Involvement

    • Former Intern, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
    • Former Intern, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth
    • Former Intern, Democratic Party of Wisconsin
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  • Publications & Presentations


    • Author, The Foundations of Form: Objection Techniques for Illinois Attorneys in State Court Depositions, CBA Record, March/April 2024
    • Author, Demystifying Asbestos Litigation: a Primer for Illinois Attorneys, CBA Record, November/December 2023
    • Author, Precise Advice: Words of Wisdom for New Attorneys, CBA Record, March/April 2023


    • Speaker, Student Debt Forum, Chicago Bar Association, April 20, 2023.
    • Speaker, Civility in the Profession … How to Play Nice (Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct), Chicago Bar Association CLE Basic Skills Course, December 5, 2023.
    • Speaker, “Navigating Your Career as a Diverse Attorney”, Chicago Bar Association & Black Men Lawyers’ Association, April 15, 2024.
  • Education


    J.D. & Certificate in Advocacy; Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2020

    • Loyola Merit Scholar
    • Philip H. Corboy Fellowship in Trial Advocacy
    • BLSA Mock Trial Team
    • Corboy Mock Trial Team 
    • Editor, Loyola Consumer Law Review
    • Vice President, Sports & Entertainment Law Society

    B.A., Political Science; Minor, Entrepreneurship; University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017

    • Dean’s List
    • President, Class of 2017
    • WI State Vice President, College Democrats of America
    • 2017 Spring Commencement Speaker


    Honorable LaShonda A. Hunt, United States Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Illinois


    • 2023 Rising Star Award, Chicago Bar Association
    • 2022 Co-Rookie of the Year, GRSM (Chicago)
    • 2017 Outstanding Senior Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • 2016 College Democrat of the Year, College Democrats of Wisconsin
  • Languages
    • Tagalog (Philippines)