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Christopher J. Maurer
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Christopher J. Maurer

also known as Chris Maurer

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody

About Me

 


Christopher J. Maurer is a licensed Illinois attorney with over sixteen years of experience who has focused his practice in the area of family law including divorce issues (contested and uncontested divorces, high-stakes litigation, complex financial and business divorces), adoptions and paternity cases, preparation of prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements, custody disputes, establishing visitation schedules, child support calculation and alimony / maintenance determination, grandparent rights, disputes regarding removing children from Illinois, and enforcing court orders. Chris is also trained and qualified to act as Guardian ad Litem, Child's Representative, and Attorney for the Child in the Sixteenth and Eighteenth Judicial Circuits of Illinois.


 


In addition to being a seasoned trial court litigator, Chris has substantial appellate litigation experience, having won several cases on appeal before the Illinois Appellate Court, one of which was sent back to the trial court, resulting in a $1.7 million verdict in favor of the Appellant upon retrial.


 


Chris also assists clients in developing estate plans (wills, trusts, powers of attorney for health care, powers of attorney for property) to ensure that their assets are protected during their lifetimes and after their deaths. Chris regularly utilizes estate planning tools to meet his clients' goals of avoiding probate, reducing or avoiding estate taxes, nominating guardians of children, and protecting assets from creditors. Chris also represents administrators, executors, heirs and guardians in various guardianship and probate proceedings, including complex, multi-million dollar estates.


 


Chris is a lifelong resident of the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He practices primarily from Anderson & Associates' Wheaton office and handles cases in DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, and the other collar counties.


In 1994, Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also did work for Habitat for Humanity, the Daily Illini Newspaper, and WPGU Radio. Chris earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University of Chicago's College of Law in 1997, where he was an active member of the College's International Law Program and Organization.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Child Custody: 50%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 50%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Lisa Marie Giese

    Chris Maurer is an exceptional advocate who achieves optimal results for his clients. He is always thorough, prepared and motivated. His professionalism and knowledge in the field of family law is admirable and well deserving of this praise. I strongly recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced family law attorney.

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    Lisa Giese Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Dennise Louise Mccann

    Chris and I have worked together for over five years. He is, by far, one of the best family law attorneys I know. His ligation skills are excellent, and he truly cares about his clients. It is a very effective combination. He is the first person I consult when I have litigation strategy questions or need a new perspective on a family matter.

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    Dennise Mccann Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Anderson & Associates, P.C.

400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, IL, 60187

Anderson & Associates P C

1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL, 60173

Anderson & Associates, P.C.

15255 S. 94th Aenue
Suite 201
Orland Park, IL, 60462

Anderson & Associates, P.C.

20 N. Clark Street
Suite 2720
Chicago, IL, 60602

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199705/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Mediation CertificationCollege of DuPage2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
N/AAnderson & Associates, P.C.2002 - Present
N/ABest Vanderlaan & Harrington2001 - 2002
N/AO'Callaghan & Colleagues, P.C.1997 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
DuPage County Bar Association BriefEditorial Board Member2013 - Present
Justinian Society of Lawyers (DuPage County chapter)Member2012 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
DuPage County Bar Association, Family Law and Practice CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Edwards v. Paddock PublicationWon defamation case on appeal which subsequently resulted in $1.7 Million verdict on retrial in favor of the client
Tabassum v. YounisWon on Appeal in a case involving enforcement of a Post-Nuptial Agreement.
Arko v. FordWon custody for father at trial and on appeal

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
DCBA BriefViolent Video Games, the First Amendment, and Child Custody2014
DCBA BriefThe Perils of Unallocated Support2013
DCBA BriefWhat's in Your Wallet?...Understanding2013

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
College of Communications, University of IllinoisN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Non-Traditional Family Law in IllinoisCustody, Visitation and Support Issues for Blended Families2015
ISBA Mock Trial CompetitionPresiding Judge / Evaluator2014
Job Search WorkshopJob Search - What to Wear2013
Schaumburg Mom's Club Guest SpeakerBasic Estate Planning for Families2004