University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

  • Order of the Coif; Member, Business Law Journal

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., highest honors

  • Bronze Tablet



Paul Whitehair is counsel in Chapman and Cutler LLP’s Illinois Public Finance Department.

He regularly serves as bond counsel and disclosure counsel in governmental purpose bond financings for clients throughout Illinois. Paul’s experience includes the representation of school districts, park districts, cities and villages, counties, sanitary districts, conservation districts, and forest preserve districts in both general obligation and revenue bond transactions.

Paul started his legal career at Chapman. Prior to rejoining the firm in 2016, he worked as an associate at Mayer Brown LLP.