Christopher D. Stidham

Chris, his wife Rachel and four children are long time Portage residents. Chris is a graduate of Portage High School and went on to Valparaiso University for his undergraduate studies in Political Science. Chris earned his Juris Doctor degree from Valparaiso University School of Law where he interned with the Porter County Public Defender's office.

Since 2012, Chris has served as the elected Clerk-Treasurer for the City of Portage. As Clerk-Treasurer, Chris is responsible for managing over $35 million in annual revenues for the City and its utility operations. Chris has developed significant municipal law experience as an elected official, especially in areas of municipal ordinances, zoning, budgeting and strategic planning.

Chris’ law practice focuses on family law matters (divorce, child custody and support), municipal law, trusts & estates, and civil litigation including labor union representation.


  • Valparaiso University, B.A., Political Science, 2010
  • Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 2016


  • Indiana, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2016

Focus Areas

  • Family Law
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Economic Development & Municipal Law
  • Civil Litigation

Portage Professional Center
3200 Willowcreek Road, Suite A
Portage, Indiana 46368
Tel (219) 762-0494
Fax (219) 762-4047