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Attorney Christopher J. Cummings is the managing partner of Cummings & Duda, Ltd. 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 serve. He also is the Staff Judge Advocate for the 88th Regional Support Command, a United States Army Reserve unit located in Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. 

Education:  

  • 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, Cummings & Duda, Ltd., 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 – present
    • Currently serving as Staff Judge Advocate for the 88th Regional Support Command, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
  • Assistant State’s Attorney, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, 1984 – 1993

Community Activities:

  • Prior Board Member and President – South Suburban Bar Association
  • Prior Board Member – Marian Catholic High School Advisory Committee
  • Prior Board Member and President – St. Joseph’s School Advisory Committee
  • Sponsor – Homewood Little League, Tinley Park Fencing Club
  • Member - Veterans of Foreign Wars, Reserve Officer Association
  • Member – National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, American Bar Association, Illinois and Indiana State Bar Associations, Chicago Bar Association, South Suburban Bar Association

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

 

 

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