Experience, Knowledge, Wisdom

Skilled Attorneys Working For You!

Experienced Southern Illinois Attorneys Provide You With Outstanding Representation

John T. Hundley has more than 39 years of legal experience in civil litigation, business transactions, creditors’ rights, equitable remedies, administrative proceedings, enforcement of judgments, and other legal matters. He has published works in a variety of prestigious legal journals, which are cited by courts and relied upon by practitioners throughout the country.

Sharp Thinking

Refi Mortgage Can Take Priority Of Prior Mortgage

By Admin | October 4, 2019

Court May Not Hold Creditor In Contempt If There Is “Fair Ground of Doubt” As To Legality Of His Acts

By Admin | October 4, 2019

Laymen May Not Open Decedent’s Estate Without Lawyer

By Admin | October 4, 2019

Court Holds Strict Test For Association Capacity

By Admin | July 1, 2019

7th Circuit Breathes New Life Into Debt Collection Act’s Bona Fide Error Defense

By Admin | May 1, 2019

7th Circuit Upsets Settled Thinking On Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Interplay

By Admin | March 1, 2019

Court Has No Discretion On Wage Withholding

By Admin | January 1, 2019

No Five-Day Notice Doesn’t Mean No Jurisdiction

By Admin | January 1, 2019

Court Always Has Jurisdiction To Enforce Discovery Order

By Admin | December 1, 2018

Course-Of-Dealing Doctrine Applies In Non-UCC Cases

By Admin | October 1, 2018

Appellate Panel Rewrites Theory For Standards On Garnishment Summonses

By Admin | October 1, 2018

Corporate Officers Have No Duty To Second-Guess Board Of Directors

By Admin | September 1, 2018

Officers Have No Fiduciary Duties In Manager-Managed LLCs, Court Says

By Admin | August 1, 2018

Court Without Jurisdiction Can’t Backdate Post-Trial E-Filed Motion

By Admin | July 1, 2018

No Special Rep Required When Deceased Mortgagor Has Transferred All Interest

By Admin | June 1, 2018

No Need For Repeated Futile Attempts At Service, Court Says

By Admin | June 1, 2018

“Unprofitable” Professional Corporation Can Recover For Lost Profits, Court Holds

By Admin | May 1, 2018

7th Circuit Releases Primer On Releases

By Admin | May 1, 2018

Court Distinguishes Perfection From Enforcement In Assignment-Of-Rent Cases

By Admin | April 1, 2018

7th Circuit Speaks On Concurrent Conflict Waivers

By Admin | April 1, 2018

Confidentiality Clauses Must Meet Public Policy Tests

By Admin | March 1, 2018

Installment Sales Act Provides New Protections For Some Purchasers By Contracts For Deed

By Admin | March 1, 2018

Dina Overturned On Mortgagee Registration Issue

By Admin | February 1, 2018

“Mere Continuation” Doctrine Requires Common Ownership

By Admin | January 1, 2018

Citation Respondents Can’t Lend To Judgment Debtor’s Entities

By Admin | January 1, 2018

Court Knocks Down Attempt To Reach Foreign Assets By Serving American Bank Branches

By Admin | April 1, 2017

Door Opens For Condoning Respondents’ Snubbing Of Citations To Discover Assets

By Admin | February 1, 2017

Appellate Panel Calls For More Sanctions

By Admin | January 1, 2017

In Growing Trend, Illinois Court Imposes Sanctions For Filing Bankruptcy Papers Without Actual Signature

By Admin | January 1, 2017

Mortgage Loan Acceleration Provisions Require Strict Compliance, Court Rules

By Admin | December 1, 2016

Three-Year Statute Applies To Misapplied Deposits

By Admin | December 1, 2016

Successor Agents Do Not Owe Fiduciary Duties To Principal Until They Take Office

By Admin | November 1, 2016

Appeals Court Reins In CFPB

By Admin | November 1, 2016

Former Defendants May Be Respondents In Discovery

By Admin | October 1, 2016

Foreclosure Sale Purchaser May Profit On Resale

By Admin | October 1, 2016

Excess Litigation Results in Holding Fee Award Non-Dischargeable in Bankruptcy

By Admin | September 1, 2016

Courts Split On Whether Guarantors Are “Applicants” Under Credit Opportunity Act

By Admin | June 1, 2015

Intent To Benefit Certain Creditors Sufficient For Fraud

By Admin | May 1, 2015

Rule 277(f) Provides Affirmative Defense In Citation Cases

By Admin | March 1, 2015

“In Rem” Deficiency Judgments: Risky Nonsense?

By Admin | February 1, 2015

Court Issues Key Decision On “Merger” Clauses

By Admin | January 1, 2015

Plaintiff Must Show Due Inquiry Before Publication

By Admin | January 1, 2015

“Void After 90 Days” Legend On Check Does Not Constitute Valid “Stop Payment” Order, Court Rules

By Admin | December 1, 2014

Land Trust Cannot Rescind Under TILA

By Admin | December 1, 2014

Extra Burdens Apply For Breach Of Confidentiality Agreement

By Admin | November 1, 2014

Proof of Grace-Period Notice Required

By Admin | October 1, 2014

Minimizing “Minimum Contacts,” At Least For Those That Are “Closely Related”

By Admin | August 1, 2014

Trial Courts Must Explain Rule 137 Sanction Denials, Appellate Panel Holds

By Admin | July 1, 2014

“Mutual Agreement To Terminate” Clause Unenforceable

By Admin | July 1, 2014

Buyers Cannot Waive Incomplete Condition Disclosures

By Admin | June 1, 2014

Supporting Staff

Behind every great law firm is a brilliant supporting staff!  From the Office Manager to Real Estate to our Paralegals.  We are thankful for all the work they do!


Judi has over 30 years of office management and human resource experience.  Her knowledge helps us to operate efficiently.

Judi Hundley, Office Manager



Web Ready

Brenda is by far one of the best paralegals and has been here for over 17 years.  She works hard to make sure the work our Attorneys give her is handled efficiently and our clients are always happy to talk with her.

Brenda Hapeman, Paralegal

Heather and Greg map web ready

Our Real Estate team is top notch.  Greg has 30 years experience in real estate.  Teamed up with Heather, who expertly handles all our closings, they know what is needed and how to do it!

Greg Webb, Abstractor

Heather Taaka, Closing Agent 

Debbie web ready

Debbie is also a great paralegal that steps in where necessary to get a job done.   She is also our bookkeeper and helps in other areas at the firm when needed.

Debbie Stark, Paralegal/Bookkeeper


Sharp-Hundley proudly represents these top companies.

Iuka state bank
first state bank of cambel hill
Schmidt Ford
Super Lawyers

Our Real Estate Customers

Sharp-Hundley proudly serves these top

companies in real estate transactions.

KC Properties
First Mid


Please enter your name.
Please enter a valid phone number.
Please enter a message.


1115 Harrison St
Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864


Call Us At
(618) 242-0200


Email Us On