A. Christine Svenson

Chalmers, Adams, Backer & Kaufman, LLC

Attorneys | Svenson

A. Christine Svenson


Admitted In: Illinois

Personal Experience & Biography

Christine is a lifelong and proud fourth generation Chicago area attorney with over 28 years of experience successfully representing her clients in a vast variety of settings.  She handles civil litigation matters involving family, workers’ compensation, employment, civil rights, and election law.  She has represented businesses and individuals, on both sides — plaintiff and defendant — in federal and state courtrooms throughout the entire state of Illinois including the Appellate Court of Illinois and the Supreme Court of Illinois.

Christine describes her approach to each litigation as “big picture focused” and “outcome driven” to optimize client results while minimizing risks and costs. In addition, Christine provides advice and counsel to corporations, political committees, political campaigns, and candidates regarding compliance and litigation avoidance strategies. 

In her community, Christine is an elected official as a Trustee of Palatine Township.  She also serves as a board member of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and of the local Chicago chapter of the Federalist Society.    She has served as General Counsel and Parliamentarian for the Cook County Republican Party; Committeewoman for the Palatine Township Republican Organization; and as an officer for the Republican National Lawyers Association.

Christine earned her Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University and her Juris Doctor from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.  She is admitted to the Illinois Bar, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois and Central District of Illinois.  She is fluent in French, highly proficient in Spanish and Italian, and enjoys playing competitive tennis in the Chicago area.