About The Firm

The Law Offices of John A. Conniff is a boutique Chicago divorce law firm located in River North. We concentrate our practice exclusively in the areas of family and divorce law, and serve clients in the greater Chicagoland area, including Cook, and other nearby counties such as DuPage, Lake, and Will. Recognized among top divorce law firms in Chicago, the Law Offices of John A. Conniff are dedicated to resolving issues in an aggressive and cost-efficient way.

About John A. Conniff

John graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science (2008). He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law (2011).

John opened The Law Offices of John A. Conniff after previously practicing with another elite family law litigation firm in Chicago. Prior to pursuing family law, John completed a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Paul P. Biebel, Presiding Chief Judge of the Cook County Criminal Division.

Prior to becoming an attorney, John served as a law clerk, during which he acquired a wealth of knowledge on the many facets comprising the practice of family law. During this time John also cultivated a deep appreciation for the value of alternative dispute resolution and mediation in divorce proceedings.

John is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and is a Board Member of the Michigan State University College of Law Alumni Association.

John was recently selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2023. He has been awarded this distinguished honor every year since 2016. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. To view John's Super Lawyer online profile, click John's name in the Super Lawyer’s icon adjacent to John's profile.

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Law Offices of John A. Conniff
77 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 4500
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone: 312.255.0007
Fax: 312.284.4550

700 Commerce Drive, Suite 500
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
Phone: 630.481.6253

5250 Old Orchard Rd, Suite 300
Skokie, Illinois 60077
Phone: 224.534.9120


Areas of Practice

Divorce, Uncontested Divorce, Contested Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Maintenance, Modification of Child Custody and Child Support, Paternity, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Enforcement of Court Orders, Post-Decree Matters, Invalidity / Annulment, Civil Unions, Legal Separation


Bar Admissions

Illinois, 2011



Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, MI, J.D., Law 2008-2011
DePaul University, Chicago, IL, B.A., Political Science, 2003-2008


Professional & Community Involvement

Michigan State University College of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, Board Member
August 2014 – Current


Associations & Memberships

Chicago Bar Association Family Law, Chair
American Bar Association, Member
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Chicago Bar Association, Member
West Suburban Bar Association, Member


Past Positions

Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C., Associate Attorney
June 2014 – June 2015
Chicago, IL

Conniff Law Offices, Associate Attorney
November 2011 – June 2014
Chicago, IL, Oak Park, IL

Cook County Public Defender’s Office – Felony Trial Division, Law Clerk
May 2010 – August 2010

Office of the Honorable Chief Judge Paul P. Biebel
Criminal Courts of Cook County, Judicial Clerkship
May 2009 – August 2009

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