Christine Harney | Partner

Family Law

“DDSW_LLP-EliosPhoto2016-18oing my job well means listening like a friend, but thinking like a lawyer.”


Phone: (312) 967-7604





With a sympathetic approach, Christine Harney represents clients in multifaceted family law matters involving custody disputes, complex financial matters and property division, spousal and child support, business valuations, forensic accounting, premarital agreements, enforcement matters, child removal, and discovery of assets.
Understanding that divorce can be one of the most difficult experiences in a person’s life, Christine is not only serving her client’s legal needs, but also tending to their emotional needs. By carefully explaining the various legal and practical alternatives, her clients are able to make informed decisions keeping in mind both the costs and benefits.
Christine understands that, although successful negotiation and expedient resolution is the goal in most cases, litigation and fervent advocacy is sometimes necessary. Her exclusive work in family law since graduating from Loyola University School of Law in 2008 led her to receive the CALI award in Constitutional Law.
Serving as a member of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Section Executive Council and co-chair of the Family Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Section, Christine has guest lectured on child support, maintenance, and temporary relief at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Throughout law school, Christine interned at the Loyola Community Law Center Clinic serving the indigent community in family law proceedings and acted as a Guardian Ad Litem with a 711 license. Christine also participated in Moot Court as a member of the Chicago Bar Association team.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Harney 2Selected to Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s “Forty under 40″: 2016
Selected to  Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2017
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
Chicago Bar Association
Former co-chair of the family law committee of the Chicago bar association young lawyers section


Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois – J.D.
Honors: CALI award in Constitutional Law
Loyola University Chicago, Illinois – B.A (Cum Laude) – 2005
Honors: Departmental Honors in Communication
Major: Communication and English


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