Christopher Bent

Christopher Bent

St. Louis, Missouri

Christopher Bent earned his J. D. Degree from St. Louis University in 1997. Mr. Bent joined a management side employment law firm upon graduation. Mr. Bent believed that in starting his own practice, he could provide a quality legal representation to a broader range of individuals while helping people solve a variety of legal issues. Mr. Bent has represented numerous clients in Estate Planning, Trusts, Labor & Employment, Business Litigation, Real Estate and Breach of Contract matter in both State and Federal Courts. The Law Office of Christopher Bent allows Mr. Bent to fully realize his passion for helping individuals and small business owners at all levels of litigation while protecting their valuable assets.

Mr. Bent is  the former Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission in St. Charles. He is a frequent lecturer on labor and employment and business formation.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Probate
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Severance Agreements
  • Non-compete Agreements
  • Business Formation
  • Drafts
  • Employment, Partnership and real Estate Contracts
  • Lease Agreements

Litigation Percentage

  • 76% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1998
  • Illinois, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D.; Certificate in Employment Law - April, 1997
    • Honors: Dean's Scholar
  • Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio
    • B.A. - April, 1985
    • Honors: Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities
    • Major: Political Science and Economics


  • National Business Institute, Employment and Business Law Matters

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in the 2010 St. Louis Magazine's "Best Lawyer's" edition
  • Recognized by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly as having one of the largest verdicts in the State of Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • American Bar Association
  • St. Charles Planning & Zoning Commission, Former Chairman
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Minorities in the Legal Profession Committee