CHRISTINE HARNEY

CHRISTINE HARNEY

PARTNER | FAMILY LAW
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. Although successful negotiation and expedient resolution is the goal in most cases, Christine understands that litigation and fervent advocacy is sometimes necessary.

Christine served 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 also guest lectured on child support, maintenance, and temporary relief at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

During 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 and received the CALI award in Constitutional Law.
EDUCATION
  • B.A., Loyola University Chicago, Illinois – 2005 (Cum laude)
  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
AWARDS
  • Selected to Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s “Forty under 40″
  • Selected to Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Selected as an Illinois Emerging Lawyer
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 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

“Doing my job well means listening like a friend but thinking like a lawyer.”
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