An Experienced Legislator & Attorney

Chris Nybo LLC is a full-service government relations focused law firm.  Chris brings his unique experience in advising clients on complex regulatory matters, articulating policy positions, and creating effective business, legislative and legal strategies.

A former Illinois Senator and member of the House of Representatives, Chris is uniquely qualified to navigate legislative complexities in changing political landscapes.  In the Senate, he served as Caucus Chair, Spokesperson for the Executive and Financial Institutions Committees, and a member of key industry committees focused on energy, gaming, healthcare, public utilities, transportation, and revenue.

Chris’ knowledge of political, legislative and legal processes makes him adept at crafting, developing and influencing legislation and public policy.  In the General Assembly, he developed a reputation as one of the most bipartisan legislators during an era of intense division, and he has the experience and ability to effectively lobby all four caucuses in the General Assembly, including key leaders with whom he served.

Chris is a hands-on manager with a collaborative working style. The firm’s services include: 

  • Legislative Advocacy and Strategies
  • Policy Development
  • Executive Branch Relations
  • Regulatory Counsel
  • Building Stakeholder Coalitions 
  • Strategic Communications


  • Former legislator in the Illinois Senate (Minority Caucus Chair) and House of Representatives
  • Fifteen years as a business attorney serving private and public clients
  • Law Clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District Illinois
  • Dartmouth College, B.A. in Government & Public Policy, summa cum laude
  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D.
  • Legislative awards from the Medical Cannabis Association of Illinois, Illinois Health Care Association, Association of Beer Distributors of Illinois (ABDI), Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Illinois School Nurses Association, Small Business Advocacy Council, and others.