Christopher R. Henson

Chris is a partner of the law firm of Pappas O’Connor P.C. He is a recognized professional who is awarded the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and ethics.​


Employment and labor law, trial and appeals, civil rights law, personal injury and products liability defense



Litigating employment law cases under federal, state and local laws and regulations

  • Providing counsel to employers on employment and labor law issues
  • Assisting employers with all aspects of labor relations, including labor arbitrations and unfair labor practices
  • Litigating civil rights claims, including 1983 actions
  • Handling complex product liability and personal injury claims
  • Served as co-chair of the labor and employment group at Clausen Miller PC, an international law firm
  • Served as adjunct professor of appellate law at the Loyola School of Law


Southern Illinois School of Law (J.D.)

Millsaps College (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

State Courts



  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Central Districts of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeal for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Civic Activities

Legal Consultant to non-profit Lakeview Employment Group in Chicago 2011-2015

Bar Associations


Rock Island County (Illinois)

Scott County (Iowa)

Illinois Bar Association