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Christopher C. Happ is a Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS) and is licensed to practice in both the State of California and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.


Upon being sworn in to practice law, Mr. Happ immediately opened Happ Law Group P.C. Since its founding, Happ Law Group P.C. has been a firm exclusively devoted to representing individuals involved in family law disputes. Mr. Happ has prepared pleadings and discovery, negotiated settlements and litigated contested hearings/trials involving all aspects of family law, including, but not limited to, custody/visitation, child and spousal support, property characterization and division, enforcement of judgments, and domestic violence. His clients have ranged from individuals with modest income to those with cases involving millions of dollars of assets.


When not practicing law, Mr. Happ enjoys golfing and sailing. He is also former starting shortstop at Siena College (1996 – 1998) and University of Pittsburgh (1998 – 2000) as well as a former college basketball referee.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    7 years
  2. Child Custody: 40%
    7 years
  3. Family: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Happ Law Group, P.C.

7801 Mission Center Ct.
Suite 450
San Diego, CA, 92108


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Young Attorney (Nominee)San Diego Daily Transcript2012
Outstanding Young Attorney (Nominee)San Diego Daily Transcript2011
Outstanding Young Attorney (Nominee)San Diego Daily Transcript2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyHapp Law Group P.C.2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsMember2013 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionMember2007 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2007 - Present
San Diego Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2007 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Pittsburgh School of LawN/AM.P.A.2003
University of Pittsburgh School of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2000