Lawyer: Christopher Cueto

Christopher Cueto

Christopher Cueto has been an advocate for peoples’ rights since 1986. He possesses extensive experience in trial practice and has successfully represented groups and individuals in a variety of cases.

Chris specializes in personal injury, birth injury, consumer class action, pharmaceutical class action and white collar criminal defense litigation. He has the knowledge, experience and passion to stand up for his clients against major corporations, companies or individuals.

Chris, who is from Belleville, Illinois, has also served as an Assistant Public Defender for St. Clair County and was a member of the Board of Governors of the Interest On Lawyers Trust Agreement via and Illinois Supreme Court appointment.

Chris is licensed in Illinois and Missouri and with several Federal Courts. He has tried cases before State and Federal Courts and consistently delivered favorable settlements and verdicts for his clients.

Education

St. Louis University
School of Law, J.D., 1986
B.A., 1983

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1986
Missouri, 1986
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 1986
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1987
U.S. Supreme Court, 1990

Professional Affiliations

St. Clair County Bar Association
East St. Louis Bar Association
American Trial Lawyers Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
Lifetime Member of the N.A.A.C.P.
Lifetime Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Notable Litigation

Adkisson, et al. v. SmithKline Beecham Corporation, d/b/a GlaxoSmithKline
Represented multiple plaintiffs in these pharmaceutical product liability cases, which concerned the medication Avandia.

McCallum, et al. v. General Electric Company, et al.
Represented multiple plaintiffs in this pharmaceutical product liability case, which was brought against manufacturers of the diagnostic agents OmniMark and OmniScan.

Fox, et al. v. K-V Pharmaceuticals and ETHEX Corporation
Represented multiple plaintiffs in this pharmaceutical product liability case, which was brought for injuries caused by medications which contained more than twice the intended active ingredients.

East St. Louis School District 189 v. Aramark Corporation et al.
Represented as class counsel for Plaintiffs, 51 Illinois school districts which alleged they were deprived of commodity credits owed under the national school lunch program. The school districts made a complete recovery.

Baldwin, et al. v. SmithKline Beecham Corporation et al.
Resolved a putative class action, which involved the drug Paxil in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Austin v. Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LCC
Represented multiple plaintiffs in this pharmaceutical product liability case, which involving the drug Ketek.

Baechtel, et al. v. Eli Lilly and Benton, et al. v. Eli Lilly
Represented multiple plaintiffs in these pharmaceutical product liability case, which involving the medication Zyprexa.

Green v. Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America, Ltd.
Represented one of the plaintiffs for injuries sustained from a defective motorcycle tire.

Al James v. Magna Bank et al.
Served as class counsel for plaintiffs, who alleged that Magna Bank and ultimately others were responsible for losses incurred by persons who placed structured settlements with
S.B.U. The class made a complete recovery.

Gregory T. Wieland, et al. v. Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois, et al.
Defended the Interest On Lawyers Trust Accounts program from the allegation that the program violated the Takings Clause of the United States Constitution.

Brennan et al. v. Connors, et al.
Represented Jimmy Connors, the hall of fame tennis champion, in commercial litigation involving the first riverboat casino in Illinois.

Cosey v. Metro East Sanitary District, et. al.
Represented lead defendant, Metro East Sanitary District, in class action case that stemmed from a flood that occurred in East St. Louis in 1986 following the failure of a flood gate at a Metro East Sanitary District pumping station. It involved thousands of claimants alleging personal and property damage claims.

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