Sharp-Hundley, P.C.

1115 Harrison Street

Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864

(618) 242-0200

Sharp-Hundley, P.C.
Sharp-Hundley, P.C.
Sharp-Hundley, P.C.
Sharp-Hundley, P.C.
Sharp-Hundley, P.C.
John T. Hundley

John T. Hundley, Firm President

John T. Hundley, Firm President

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.

A litigator, Hundley is admitted to all Illinois courts, including all districts of the state’s federal courts, and to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

A former partner with the international law firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt, Hundley routinely is honored with the profession’s highest ratings for both legal ability and ethical standards.

He has the highest possible ratings from the Martindale-Hubbell organization, is included in its Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys, is a SuperLawyer, and is a member of the Leading Lawyers Network. 􀀑 ·

Hundley is legal counsel to and a member of the board of directors of the Jefferson County Development Corporation. He formerly was Rotarian of the Year for Southern Illinois and was awarded the Pro Bono Service Award by the Chicago Bar Association.

Hundley is editor of and a frequent contributor to his firm’s newsletter on developments in the law, Sharp Thinking.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. with honors, 1970.
DePaul University College of Law, J.D. with honors, 1979.

Published Cases as Counsel:

Peoples Nat’l Bank v. Banterra Bank, 719 F.3d 608 (7th Cir. 2013);
Noyola v. Bd. of Ed. of City of Chicago, 179 Ill.2d 121 (1997);
In re Fine Paper Antitrust Litigation, 685 F .2d 81 0 (3d Cir. 1983);
Grant v. Bd. of Ed. of City of Chicago, 282 III.App.3d 1011 (1996);
Stewart v. EGNEP (Pty) Limited, 581 F.Supp. 788 (C.D. Ill. 1983);
Ford Motor Credit Co. v. Aaron Lincoln-Mercury, Inc., 563 F.Supp. 1108, 1118 (N.D. Ill. 1983);
Wabash County v. Ill. Municipal Retirement Fund, 408 III.App.3d 924 (2011 ).


Respondents in Discovery: A Beneficent Statute With Traps For The Unwary, 36 S. Ill. Univ. L.J. 335 (2012);

Waiver of Evidentiary Privilege by Inadvertent Disclosure – State Law, 51 A.L.R. 5th 603 (1997);

Waiver of Evidentiary Privilege by Inadvertent Disclosure – Federal Law, 159 A. L. R. Fed. 153 (2000);

“Inadvertent Waiver” of Evidentiary Privileges: Can Reformulating The Question Lead To More Sensible Decisions?, 19 S. Ill. Univ. L. J. 263 (1995);

Assignments of Wages in Illinois: Pitfalls For Employer Businesses, 14 DePaul Bus. L.J. 21 (2001);

White Knights, Pre-Nuptial Confidences, And The Morning After: The Effect of Transaction-Related Disclosures on The Attorney-Client And Related Privileges, 5 DePaul Bus. L.J. 59 (1992-93);

Long Arms And Foreign Pockets: Can Multinational Financial Organizations Be Used To Subject Alien Defendants to The Enforcement of Illinois Judgments, Chi. Bar Ass’n Record 24 (Sept. 1990);

Business Expansion Through Asset Acquisitions: Some Problems Posed by Product Liability Doctrines, 77 Ill. B.J. 492 (1989).

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