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Christine M. Harney has extensive family law experience, including litigating the division of multi-million dollar estates, representing business owners or their spouses with complex forensic accounting and business valuation issues, and navigating a multitude of child-related issues involving mental health experts and attorneys for children.
Christine formerly practiced family law as a partner in a Chicago, Illinois law firm before deciding to relocate with her family to California. Christine received numerous accolades during her practice in Illinois, including being selected as one of “40 under Forty” by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in 2016; as Illinois Leading Lawyer “Emerging Lawyer” from 2015-2017; and as Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2017.
Harney is a member of the San Francisco County Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section. She formerly served as co-chair of the Family Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Section and has guest lectured at Loyola University School of Law regarding child support, maintenance and temporary relief.
Christine enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, playing tennis, and hiking.
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2008
Loyola University Chicago, Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication, 2005
Avvo Clients’ Choice Award, 2022
Selection as one of “Forty under 40” by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2016
Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017
Illinois Leading Lawyer “Emerging Lawyer”, 2015-2017
State Bar of California
San Francisco Bar Association, Family Law Section
Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
Former member of Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Section Executive Council and co-chair of the Family Law Committee
Second Saturday Workshop
Guest lectured at Loyola University Chicago School of Law Regarding Child Support, Maintenance, and Temporary Relief
Addressed Attorney Therapist Breakfast Club Regarding How Attorney-Represented Mediation Can be a Tool in Getting High-Conflict Cases to the Finish Line Including Correcting Power Imbalance, Resolving Areas of Mistrust and Providing Legal Information Throughout the Process