Christopher D. Wehrman


Chris Wehrman represents clients in a variety of litigation matters involving family law issues including dissolution of marriage proceedings; custody, visitation and parenting time disputes; spousal support (previously known as alimony); child support; domestic violence; prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; adoptions; and, post-decree actions. Chris also has trial experience in other areas of law including personal injury, commercial, and other civil matters.

While Chris’ focus is litigation, he has also completed the Divorce Mediation Skills Training through Northwestern University and uses the skill set to help resolve issues without litigation when appropriate or feasible.  He is also a mediator.

Chris is a former Big Ten athlete who qualified for both the 2004 and 2008 Men’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the marathon.  Chris formerly served as a board member and President of the Chicago Area Runners’ Association (CARA) and is a currently an invited Nike+ running coach for the Chicago Nike Running Club.


Family Law
Medical Negligence and Healthcare
General Trial Practice

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Former President and Board Member, Chicago Area Runners Association Board of Directors
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services


Chicago, October 4, 2018
Wehrman Serves as Bank of America Chicago Marathon Radio Broadcaster
Wehrman will provide elite athlete commentary on the men's marathon, riding in an official Chicago Marathon vehicle ahead of the elite athletes throughout the race.

Chicago, Lisle, Libertyville, Madison County, January 23, 2018
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyers for 2018
Those designated Leading Lawyers were recommend by their peers to be among the top lawyers in Illinois.

Chicago, May 5, 2016
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named to Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyers List
Thirty-six Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys were named Leading Lawyers or Emerging Lawyers.

Chicago, January 15, 2015
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Names New Partners
Six associates were recently named partners, including one in St. Louis.

Chicago, September 24, 2012
Wehrman Featured on Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Cover
Wehrman finished ninth overall and first in his age group in the 2012 Race Judicata.

Chicago, February 17, 2012
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Profiles Wehrman, New CARA President
The former Olympic marathon trials qualifier just began a two-year term as President of the CARA Board of Directors.

Chicago, February 1, 2012
Wehrman, Former Olympic Trials Marathon Competitor, Elected CARA President
A non-profit organization with nearly 9,000 members, CARA is devoted to motivating and supporting the Chicagoland running community through training programs, educational seminars and opportunities to interact with fellow runners.

Chicago, May 5, 2010
Continued Growth Spurs Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP To 100-Attorney Mark
With the arrival of several new partners and associates in recent months, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP now has 100 attorneys practicing among its three offices.

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