Brian J. Hingston is an associate at Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. Brian is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Religious Organizations practice groups. Brian is experienced in representing religious organizations both in Illinois and throughout the country. He has successfully litigated complex cases on behalf of religious organizations around the country. His litigation practice is focused on representing schools and religious institutes in claims involving employee malfeasance.

Brian also understands the unique legal needs of religious organizations, and has advised religious organizations on a variety of matters, including the creation and implementation of safe environment policies, as well as internal investigations, crisis management, and risk management.

Given the unique nature of his practice, Brian is adept at thinking creatively and advancing his client’s legal interests in difficult or factually challenging cases. He is experienced in investigating and defending decades-old claims. Brian is skilled in representing religious organizations at all stages of the litigation process and understands how to bring claims to resolution through mediation or alternative dispute resolution.

Investigating and obtaining insurance coverage for his clients is a crucial aspect of Brian’s practice. He is skilled in vigorously advocating for insurance coverage on behalf of his clients, and has been successful in obtaining coverage for decades-old claims on behalf of religious organizations throughout the country.

Prior to joining the firm, Brian was an associate at a Chicago law firm where he specialized in representing religious organizations. Brian graduated from the Wake Forest University School of Law and obtained his undergraduate degrees from Florida State University. During his time in law school, Brian wrote for and served as the editor for the online publication of the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy. He was also a judicial extern for the Honorable John J. O’Sullivan in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Honors & Awards

2023 Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star – Litigation



Practices & Industries


  • Illinois


Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D.); Sua Sponte Editor, Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy

Florida State University (B.S.)

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