St. Louis, Missouri






Chris Hoffman received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis in 1994. He then moved to Washington, D.C. to teach and work on Capitol Hill. He returned to St. Louis to pursue his J.D. at St. Louis University. Following graduation in 2000, he clerked for two years at the Missouri Court of Appeals with the Hon. James R. Dowd.

Prior to joining Korein Tillery, Chris worked at large defense firms, where he specialized in products liability, complex insurance litigation, class actions and appellate practice. Since joining Korein Tillery in 2008 he has worked on numerous consumer protection, pension-related and securities class actions, as well as individual, large investor securities claims arising out of the collapse of Bear Stearns and Countrywide.

Civic Activities

Chris continues to teach ethics as an adjunct assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is a strong supporter of the St. Louis PBS and NPR affiliates, and Forest Park Forever.

Areas of Practice
  • Securities Litigation
  • Antitrust
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Protection
  • Environmental Law
  • Unfair Competition
  • Whistleblower / Qui Tam
Bar Admissions
  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. cum laude – 2000
    • Honors: Legal Research and Writing
    • Honors: Trial Advocacy
    • Honors: Employment Law
    • Honors: Faculty Research Fellowship
    • Law Journal: Saint Louis University Law Journal, Deputy Managing Editor
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Ph.D. – 1994
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
    • M.A.
  • Northern Illinois University
    • B.A. cum laude
Published Works
  • Cross-Examining the Plaintiff, Missouri Products Liability Handbook, 2004
  • The Future of School Vouchers for Religious Academies After Jackson v. Benson, 43 St. Louis University Law Journal 1083, 1999
  • Ethical Issues in the Use of Zidovudine to Reduce Vertical Transmission of HIV, 332 New England Journal of Medicine 891, 1995
  • Intervention and Reflection: Basic Issues in Medical Ethics, by Ronald Munson, with Christopher A. Hoffman, 5th Edition, 1995
  • J. S. Mill’s Utilitarianism, (dissertation), 1994
  • Desires and the Desirable, 25 The Philosophical Forum 19, 1993
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Bar Association, Member
  • Missouri Bar Association, Member
  • Metropolitan St. Louis Bar Association, Member
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Member
  • Americans United for Separation of Church and State and Public Justice , Member
Past Employment Positions
  • Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard, St. Louis
  • Bryan Cave
  • Hon. Paul J. Simon, Missouri Court of Appeals, Intern
Pro Bono Activities
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Supporter, St. Louis PBS and NPR
  • Supporter, Forest Park Forever