Christopher L. Nybo

Christopher L. Nybo



Chris provides practical, cost-effective assistance to employers on a wide variety employment matters, including legal and regulatory compliance, preparing employment-related agreements, policy development and administration, and resolving all types of employment problems and disputes.

Chris understands that the most effective method of resolving disputes is to avoid them in the first place. He provides guidance to clients who are dealing with disciplinary matters, harassment complaints, wage and hour issues, employee classification, workplace investigations, disability accommodation, leaves of absence, restrictive covenants, and workforce reductions.

When disputes are unavoidable, Chris regularly represents clients before federal and state courts, as well as state and local administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Labor, and the Illinois Department of Human Rights. 

Chris regularly speaks to industry and association groups on a variety of labor and employment topics. After earning his law degree, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable James B. Zagel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Chris currently serves in the Illinois State Senate, where he is a Republican Whip, the Minority Spokesperson for the Executive and Financial Institutions Committees, and a member of the Energy, Revenue, Medicaid Managed Care, Gaming and Commerce Committees. Prior to his election to the Senate, he served in the Illinois House of Representatives.



University of Chicago Law School
Dartmouth College
B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Harry S. Truman Scholar

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys


Chris has been active in the local community where he has served on the Elmhurst City Council, the DuPage County Zoning Board of Appeals and the board of trustees for the Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities.

Insights & Events



  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2015-2018
Super Lawyers