Protecting St. Charles County Values

About Chris

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  • St. Charles County resident for 25 years

  • Municipal judge for 10 years

  • Attorney in private practice for nearly 20 years

  • Constitutional conservative

  • Active member of the community

  • Believes all innocent human life is precious

  • NRA Life Member 

  • Endorsed by the area’s largest law enforcement  organizations

  • Committed to public service


Judicial Experience - Municipal Judge, City of Warrenton (12th Judicial Circuit); Municipal Judge, Village of Riverview (21st Judicial Circuit); Provisional Judge, City of Weldon Spring (11th Judicial Circuit). Prior to becoming a judge, Chris served as Prosecuting Attorney for the cities of St. Peters and Riverview. Chris is also frequently appointed to serve as a substitute judge or special prosecutor for various cities.

Professional Experience - Chris founded The McDonough Law Firm, LLC more than 15 years ago. Prior to "hanging his shingle," Chris was an attorney with a top global law firm, Bryan Cave. In his private practice, Chris has represented a wide variety of clients in litigation, business and transactional matters. He has successfully tried cases in courts throughout Missouri and handled appeals in the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern and Western Districts as well as the Missouri Supreme Court. Chris serves as general counsel to the Eastern Missouri Police Academy. A significant portion of Chris' private law practice involves representing police officers and first responders injured in the line of duty. These brave men and women go to work every day never knowing if they will be returning to their loved ones at the end of their shift. As a lawyer, Chris has always felt a special obligation to support our first responders and their families, and is proud to have always answered the call to serve and protect those who serve and protect all of us. Prior to attending law school, Chris worked in the telecommunications and financial services industries and served as a police officer.

Education -
St. Louis University School of Law (JD); Fontbonne University (MBA); Maryville University (BS, Management); St. Louis Community College (AAS, Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement)

Bar Admissions - Missouri Bar; Missouri Supreme Court; Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District; Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District; United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri

Professional Affiliations - St. Charles County Bar Association; Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association; The Federalist Society; Republican National Lawyers Association

Community Involvement and Charitable Causes Supported- St. Joseph Catholic Church, Cottleville; Missouri Youth Soccer Association, Vice President; US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program, former coach; Tony Glavin Soccer Club, former coach, sponsor; St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club; CHERUBS Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support; Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance, Annual Slim's Journey FARA 5K Run/Walk; Motion for Kids; Gateway Warrior Foundation; FBI National Academy Associates Annual Golf Tournament sponsor; The Emerald Society; The Backstoppers, Inc.; Youth In Need; National Rifle Association, Life Member; Missouri Right to Life

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Paid for by McDonough for Judge, Tim Silver, Treasurer, Steve Lewis, Deputy Treasurer

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