Barry Hines

Barry Hines

Springfield, Illinois

Barry O. Hines is a sole practitioner in Springfield, IL.  Mr. Hines concentrates his practice in the areas of wills, trusts, estate planning and administration, as well as agricultural law and commercial real estate.  He received his B.S. degree from the University of Illinois and his J.D. degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. 

Mr. Hines has authored legal publications including Sales, Exchanges, Auctions of Farm Real Estate (1983), Overview of Probate (1984), Understanding and Planning for IRC 2057:  It’s Not Just for Farms (2001), and Election Law:  Media and Broadcasting (2002), Land Trusts, Succession Planning & Other Estate Planning Issues Involving Farmland: Representing Farm Owners (2013), all for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education; Section 1031 Real Estate Exchanges (2005) for Lorman Education Services; and, Hot Topics in Agricultural Law (2008):  Cash, Variable Cash, Production & Share Leases:  Issues & Forms, Donald L. Uchtmann & Barry O. Hines, for the Illinois State Bar Association LawEd series.  He is a member of the ISBA AgLaw Section Council and Chair of its CLE Committee. 

In 2014, 2015 and 2016, Mr. Hines was recognized as No. 1 in the Top Ten Agricultural Leading Lawyers, as No. 4 in the Top Ten Down-State Real Estate-Related Leading Lawyers in Illinois and additionally as one of the Top One Hundred Leading Down-State Business Lawyers in Illinois, all by Leading Lawyers Magazine surveys.

In 2015 he was reappointed to a three-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.

Mr. Hines is experienced in contesting matters involving estates and real property issues and, earlier in his career, First Amendment matters, and during his career has successfully argued several cases before the Illinois Supreme Court and the Fourth District Appellate Court.

Areas of Practice

  • Agricultural Law