John opened The Law Offices of John A. Conniff after previously practicing family law at another elite family law litigation firm in Chicago. John graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law.
Prior to pursuing family law, John completed a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Paul P. Biebel, Former 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.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2011||05/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Advocates||2016|
|Clients' Choice Award||Avvo||2015|
|Principal||Law Offices of John A. Conniff||2015 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.||2014 - 2015|
|Associate Attorney||Conniff Law Offices||2011 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Michigan State University College Of Law Alumni Association||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Family Defense Center Young Professionals Board||Board Member||2015 - 2016|
|Michigan State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|DePaul University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2008|