|MN||Authorized to practice||2011||02/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Dean's Award, Legal Research & Writing||University of St. Thomas School of Law||2010|
|Attorney||Johnson/Turner Legal||2015 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Brown Law Offices, P.A.||2012 - 2015|
|Associate Attorney||Tessneer Law Office||2011 - 2012|
|Law Clerk||Guzman Law Firm, PA||2010 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Osterbauer Law Firm||2010 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Cradle of Hope ... motherhood fund||President, Board of Directors||2013 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, 18th District Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Minnesota Magic Basketball||Coach||2012 - Present|
|Minnesota Heat Basketball||Coach||2010 - 2011|
|Isanti County News||Unless You're a Superhero, You Need an Estate Plan!||2012|
|University of St. Thomas School of Law - Minneapolis||N/A||Juris Doctor||2011|
|University of Minnesota, Twin Cities||Finance||B.S.B. - Bachelor of Science in Business||2008|
|Education Minnesota Conference (Spring 2012, College of St. Benedict)||Estate Planning 101||2012|
|Education Minnesota Professional Conference (October 2011)||Estate Planning Basics||2011|
Posted by Amanda
I met with a few attorneys before meeting Chris and before I met him I was very scared. I was young and about to go through a divorce with 2 young children. I had been judged and put down by many people at the time for even being married let alone going through a divorce and the minute I started talking with Chris I felt much more calm. I was very anxious through the whole divorce and didn't know anything about the process and he answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Isaac
Christopher Vatsaas does not have a single creative bone in his entire body or the spine necessary to defend his clients’ interests. Having to lose the house but keep the debt in my name was completely insane. I was presented with the same solution to this question over and over again. He would claim to have spent hours rewriting the divorce decree to protect my interests; only to find the slightest changes that did nothing to protect my interests. Chris' response was simply "I have been involved in a lot of cases and this is the best i was going to get", the underlying tone of just eat it no matter how bad it tasted.
This case took over 18 months and more than $10,000 to resolve. After an initial meeting with me and my ex-wife, Chris had promised a case that was simple and would most likely to be resolved in 60 days. After dragging out for so long I had to settle as I was forced to relocate out of state by my employer. His inability to capture my intentions or defend my interests has resulted in a lack of protection which leaves me at a disadvantage to any involvement in my children’s lives
Posted by Lisa
Mr. Vatsaas was a faboulous attorney. He "LISTENS"!! He hears what your questions are, addresses concerns in a timly manner, and was very patient while working for me and my family. I hired an attorney previous to Mr. Vatsaas for a Family Court matter and there is no comparison. Christopher by far exceeded my expectations in representing me. I wish I had come across Brown Law Firm for my previous court proceedings, I feel things would be ALOT different had I had proper representation as Mr. Vatsaas provided me. Exceptional representation and I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Vatsaas to anyone needing representation in Family Courts. Thanks, Christopher for all you've done for me and my girls.
Angela Anderson, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Christopher and I work in the same area and I have had the privilege of having him as opposing counsel on a family law matter. Christopher is passionate about family law and extremely dedicated to his practice and clients. Christopher is honest, straight forward and reasonable. In the case we had together, he was a strong advocate for his client yet was focused on settlement. I believe that Christopher has a great deal of integrity and would be an excellent choice for anyone looking for quality legal representation in a family law matter.