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Christopher J. Cummings

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Attorney Christopher J. Cummings is the managing partner of Christopher J. Cummings PC. A Homewood area resident for 50 years, Chris is actively involved in the community. In 2006, after serving as Village Prosecutor for ten years, Chris became the Village Attorney for Homewood, a position in which he continues to hold. He retired from the United States Army Reserve in 2017 with over 26 years of service. During his military career, Chris attained the rank of colonel and served as a Unit Commander, Staff Judge Advocate and Inspector General for units located in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. He deployed with the 416th Theater Engineer Command in 2003 with service in Kuwait and Iraq.


  • Masters in Strategic Studies, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, 2012
  • Juris Doctorate, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1984
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (majoring in Journalism), Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1980
  • Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights, Illinois, 1976

Professional Experience:

  • Managing Partner, Christopher J. Cummings PC, Homewood, Illinois, 1996 – present
  • Village Attorney, Homewood, Illinois, 2006 – present
  • Village Prosecutor, Homewood, Illinois, 1996 – 2006
  • Legal Counsel, Illinois Department of Corrections, 1993 – 1996
  • Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Army Reserve, 1990 – 2017
  • Assistant State’s Attorney, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, 1984 – 1993

Community Activities:

  • Board of Directors - South Suburban Humane Society
  • Treasurer and Past President – South Suburban Bar Association
  • Site Coordinator - Chicago Area Runners Association summer marathon training program
  • Prior Board Member – Marian Catholic High School Advisory Committee
  • Sponsor – Homewood Little League, Yankee Runners
  • Member - Veterans of Foreign Wars, Reserve Officer Association
  • Member – National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, American Bar Association, Illinois and Indiana State Bar Associations, South Suburban Bar Association

To learn more about Chris’s community involvement, please visit In The Community.