Irwin & Irwin is a full-service family law firm serving Orange County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, and some areas of San Bernardino County. A team of qualified attorneys compassionately guides clients through the legal process and makes them a priority. With over 50 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys have in-depth knowledge of family law issues to help clients make informed decisions during mediation, settlements, or trials.
“We have represented clients from all walks of life. We are a friendly, family-oriented law firm, ready to serve you with effective options to address all of your family law needs.” Company Representative.
Attorney Christine M. Harney joined Irwin & Irwin on August 9, 2022. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication before getting her Juris Doctor Degree from the university’s School of Law in 2008. She believes that succeeding in family law requires more than hard work, talent, and dedication. Lawyers who want to thrive must empathize with clients, prioritize their needs, and understand the stress that comes with family dynamics.
Since Attorney Christine Harney was licensed to practice law, she has gathered vast family law experience. Throughout her career, she has litigated cases involving the division of multi-million dollar estates and complex child-related issues with health experts, attorneys, and guardians/parents. She has also represented business owners or their spouses in litigation that required complex forensic accounting, business valuation, settlements, and legal counseling. Her commitment to service and passion for the law has earned her awards and recognitions.
She was selected as the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2017 and designated as Illinois Leading Lawyer “Emerging Lawyer” from 2015 – 2017. She was named one of the “Forty under 40” lawyers by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in 2016. Christine is a member of the Orange County Bar Association. She has also served as co-chair of the Family Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and guest lectured at Loyola University School of Law on child support, temporary relief, and child maintenance.
As part of the Irwin & Irwin legal team, Attorney Christine Harney will focus her attention on helping families using an honest, integral, and straightforward approach to work toward getting a fair legal resolution. She’ll advocate for her client’s rights and make every effort to settle matters by negotiation, thereby minimizing the stress/expense of litigation. When all negotiation tactics fail, Christine has the experience to create legal strategies for trial.
Irwin & Irwin handles cases unique to the LGBTQ community, domestic violence, paternity, and spouse/partner restraining orders. The attorneys provide experienced counsel in divorce issues such as child custody, visitation disputes, child support, spousal support, and post-judgment modifications. They also assist with pre-nuptial agreements, complex property issues, and divorce mediation.