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Coyne, Cundiff, and Hillemann, PC is one of the top three law firms in St. Charles as voted by the St. Charles County Journal.


Patrick Jerome Coyne

Born: Covington, Kentucky, May 19, 1967

Area of Practice: Criminal defense, DUI/DWI, Traffic offenses, Will packages

Education: Undergraduate – University of Missouri, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1990
Post graduate – Thomas M. Cooley, Juris Doctorate, December 1993, Valedictory Speaker, President ; Student Bar Association
Admitted to Missouri Bar, April, 1994

Member: Chamber of Commerce, Lake St. Louis, Missouri
Chamber of Commerce, Wentzville, Missouri
Chamber of Commerce, O'Fallon, Missouri
Chamber of Commerce, Warrenton, Missouri
Missouri Bar Association
St. Charles County Bar Association
Chairman, St. Charles County Planning and Zoning Commission 1998 to 2004

Other: Judge, City of Old Monroe, Missouri, 1997 to present

Pat has been a licensed member of the Missouri Bar since 1994. He has served as the Judge of the municipality of Old Monroe, Missouri since 1997. Pat has been a Board of Director for the Lake St. Louis and O'Fallon, Missouri Chamber of Commerce. He was a planning and zoning commissioner in St. Charles County from 1998 to 2004. Currently, Pat is the "Voice of the Football Indians", the public announcer at all home Wentzville Holt High School Football games. Pat concentrates in criminal defense, driving while intoxicated, traffic offenses and Will packages.

Bradley Wayne Cundiff, B.S., M.M., J.D.

Born: St. Louis, Missouri, February 25, 1963

Area of Practice: Personal Injury, Worker's Compensation, Trucking Accidents, Accidents and Injuries, Social Security Disability

Education: Undergraduate – Southeast Missouri State University, B.S., 1986
Post graduate – St. Louis University, J.D. 1991
Admitted to Missouri Bar, 1991

Member: Missouri Associate of Trial Attorneys
American Trial Lawyers Association
Missouri Bar Association
St. Charles County Bar Association

Other: Judge, Village of New Melle, Missouri
American Trial Lawyers Trial College
American Trial Lawyers Trial College Jury Bias College

A native of St. Charles, graduate of Francis Howell High School, Brad has decided to follow the same career paths as his father, Ellsworth, and brother, Terry, whom are both attorneys/Judges. Graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, Brad went on to St. Louis University to receive his law degree. Brad is a member of the following: St. Charles County Bar Association; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys; and Association of Trial Attorneys of America. He also attended the prestigious Association of Trial Attorney Trial College. Brad made the decision to join the firm in 1998; he is also serving as a municipal judge in the Village of New Melle. Brad has concentrated on Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation cases for over 15 years.

Steven Boyd Hillemann

Born: St. Charles, Missouri August 21, 1968

Area of Practice: Family Law (divorce, paternity, modifications, child support)

Education: St. Charles High, 1986
Undergraduate – University of Missouri-Columbia, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1990
Post graduate – University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, J.D., 1993
Admitted to Missouri Bar, 1993
Admitted to Illinois Bar, 1994 to 2006

Member: Phi Delta Phi
St. Charles County Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
President, YLS, 1998 to 2002
Advisory Board, St. Charles County Juvenile Drug Court
Advisory Board, St. Charles County Sexual Assault Center
Advisory Board, St. Charles County DARE
Speaker, Juvenile Street Law, 1995 to present

Other: Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, City of O'Fallon, 1999 to 2001
Judge, City of Foley, Missouri, 2007 to present
Certified Family Law Mediator, 2005 to present

A native of St. Charles, Steve graduated from St. Charles High School in 1986 and he attended the University of Missouri - Columbia and graduated in 1990. Steve received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration specializing in logistics. He went on to the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville to receive his law degree in 1993. He was a member of Phi Delta Phi, and graduated with the Dean's list honors. He has served on several advisory boards including the St. Charles Juvenile drug court and D.A.R.E in St. Charles. Steve has also served as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the City of O'Fallon and is currently the presiding Judge of the City of Foley. Steve is a partner at Coyne, Cundiff & Hillemann, P.C. where he concentrates on family and juvenile law.

Lorna C. Huber

Born: New York City, New York, October 18, 1959

Area of Practice: Criminal defense

Education: Undergraduate – Villanova University, B.A. Economics, with Minor in Psychology
Post graduate – Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1994
Admitted to Missouri Bar, 1994
Admitted to Connecticut Bar, 1996

Member: Missouri Bar Association

Lorna graduated Cum Laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1994. Lorna received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in Psychology from Villanova University. During law school, Lorna was a member of the Law Review, received the AmJur Award for Trial Advocacy and practice law pursuant to local court rule in the Elder Law Clinic. Lorna served as a Public Defender from 1994 to 2000 in the Trial Division. From 2000 to 2007 she was in private practice specializing in Criminal Defense. Lorna joined Coyne, Cundiff & Hillemann, P.C. in June of 2007 specializing in criminal defense. Lorna is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Connecticut.

Candice R.Burke

Born: St. Charles, Missouri, September 17, 1985

Area of Practice: Personal Injury, Workers's Compensation and Employment Discrimination

Education: Undergraduate – Lindenwood University, B.A. Political Science, B.A. in Religion
Post graduate – St. Louis University School of Law
Admitted to Missouri Bar, 2011

Member: Missouri Bar Association NELA

Candice Burke graduated from Lindenwood University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science as well as a bachelor’s degree in Religion. Immediately after graduating from undergraduate school, she attended St. Louis University School of Law where she received her professional law degree. During undergraduate and law school Candice worked as a paralegal for several lawyers. While in law school she worked with the Child Advocacy Project and Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. After receiving her degree she began working at a workers’ compensation insurance defense firm. In 2012 she began working for Coyne, Cundiff, & Hillemann, P.C. with Bradley Cundiff. Candice now focuses her practice on Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and Employment Discrimination.

Chris LaPee

Born: St. Louis, Missouri, November 15, 1984

Area of Practice: Family Law

Education: Undergraduate – Indiana University, B.A. Finance
Post graduate – University of Missouri Law School
Admitted to Missouri Bar, 2010

Member: Missouri Bar Association

After graduating from Saint Louis University High School, Chris attended Indiana University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance. After graduating from University of Missouri Law School, he worked as a public defender. He then moved to the Warren County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor he gained valuable courtroom experience, including trying a number of jury trials and bench trials. He also represented the Warren County Juvenile Office in abuse and neglect and delinquency cases, which piqued his interest in family law. He associated with the firm in 2014 and focuses his practice on family law.


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