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Christopher S. Haaff

Christopher S. Haaff

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About Me

In addition to my law practice, I am a beginner triathlete.  This year I will try to do some short sprint outdoor triathlons, and maybe one or two Olympic / international distance triathlons.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Family: 100%
    17 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael Sherwin Strauss

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Strauss Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Judy A. Goldstein

    Chris Haaff is one of the most respected and knowledgeable attorneys in Illinois. He regularly speaks at various attorney seminars and is always willing to impart his knowledge and expertise to others. He has a thriving and successful practice because he is an excellent and caring attorney.


    Judy Goldstein Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Christopher Haaff

210 North Walkup Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014-4339



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199708/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
"Young Lawyer of the Year," outside Cook CountyIllinois State Bar Association2005
Top Ten Business Professionals Under Age 40”McHenry County Business Journal2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Christopher Haaff2007 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Child Custody Litigation, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE)Child Custody and Visitation by Non-Parents2013
Illinois Family Law Series, IICLEGestational Surrogacy2013
Illinois Adoption Law, IICLERevocation of Parental Consents and Surrenders2013
Illinois Causes of Action - Elements, Forms & Winning Tips, IICLEAdoptions2013
Illinois Bar JournalSimplifying Illinois Readoptions of Foreign-Born Children2001
Illinois Bar JournalSame-Sex Adoptions and the Best Interest of Children2001
Illinois Bar JournalAppellate Review in Domestic Relations Cases: The Elusive Final and Appealable Order2000
Illinois Family Law ReportClassification of Unique Assets in Divorce Proceedings1999
Illinois State Bar Association Family Law NewsletterTrends in the Duration of Maintenance Awards After Two Decades of the IMDMA1998
Illinois Bar JournalMarriage Act Not Exclusive Remedy to Recover Attorney Fees in Dissolution Actions1996


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawN/Alaw1997
Greenville Collegehistory and political scienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1994

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Advanced Custody and Visitation IssuesModerator and Participant, all topics2014
Marital Settlement Agreement WorkshopQualified Domestic Relations Orders2013
Family Law SeminarQualified Domestic Relations Orders2013
LAW ED SeriesPremarital Agreements and Frozen Embryos2009
LAW ED SeriesFamily Law Update2008
Annual Family Law ConferenceChild Support and Maintenance2008
Family Law SeminarPreparing and Presenting Evidence in Contested Custody and Adoption Trials2006
Practice Skills for New LawyersDomestic Relations2005
Annual Family Law ConferencePaternity and Surrogacy2005