Barry O. Hines

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Springfield, Illinois

Barry Hines - Attorney at Law
Barry O. Hines
Barry Hines - Attorney at Law

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Real Estate

Licensed in Illinois since: 1972

Education: University of Illinois College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007

Barry Hines - Attorney at Law

1224 Centre West Drive
Suite 200A
Springfield, IL 62704 Phone: 217-698-8444 Email: Barry O. Hines Visit website


Barry O. Hines graduated in 1969 from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and received his Juris Doctor in 1972 from the University of Illinois School of Law. He is a sole proprietor in Springfield, Illinois concentrating his law practice in the areas of estate planning, commercial real estate, agricultural law and related litigation.

Mr. Hines has authored numerous legal publications including “Land Trusts, Succession Planning, & Other Estate Planning Issues Involving Farmland” (2013) for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education; “Hot Topics in Agricultural Law”: Cash, Variable Cash, Production & Share Leases: Issues & Forms, Donald L. Uchtmann & Barry O. Hines (2008), “Illinois Boundary Law” (2016) and “Private Rail Crossings” (2019) for the Illinois State Bar Association and taped for the ISBA Quick Take Video Series a segment on Illinois Boundary Law (2017) and with Andrew White a segment on “Illinois Farm Leases” (2019); and “Planning for a Full or Partial Outright Sale or Gift of Farmland” (2013), “Agricultural Use Valuation,”(2013) and “Probate Litigation” (2015) for the National Business Institute.

Mr. Hines is Chairman of the ISBA Agriculture Law Section Council. In 2014 through 2020 Mr. Hines’s legal peers recommended him as the number one of the Top 10 Leading Agricultural Lawyers in Illinois as published by Leading Lawyer Magazine. He is recipient of the ISBA Board of Governors Award in 2018. Mr. Hines has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation since 2012. He has also served on the Board of the Hope Institute, an organization serving autistic children and their families in both the Springfield and Chicago areas. 

First Admitted: 1972, Illinois

Industry Groups:
  • Agriculture

Office location for Barry O. Hines

1224 Centre West Drive
Suite 200A
Springfield, IL 62704


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007

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