Christopher Heredia, Esq. is Litigation Counsel for the Administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois (ARDC). Practicing in the area of attorney regulation and discipline, Chris has investigated hundreds of complaints of attorney misconduct and has prosecuted formal disciplinary matters before the Commission’s Hearing Board. He routinely presents to bar associations and other groups on various issues related to the Rules of Professional Conduct, and has appeared on Univision’s news segment titled “Conozca sus Derechos” to discuss the ARDC’s mission and functions. Chris is also a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), where he teaches annually at NITA’s Deposition Skills training program in Chicago.
Prior to joining the ARDC, Chris worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago in various capacities, including the Special Prosecutions Bureau’s Auto Theft Unit, where he prosecuted complex multi-jurisdictional vehicle-related felonies, and the Mental Health Unit where he litigated involuntary commitment and treatment actions involving people with serious mental illnesses.