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Christopher J. Maurer

Divorce and separation Attorney at Naperville, IL

4.6   23 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Christopher

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Christopher J. Maurer is a founding partner of Suburban Law Group, LLC with over two decades of experience in the areas of Family Law and Estate Planning. He handles cases in DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, and other counties in the Greater Chicagoland Area. He 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), paternity cases, preparation of prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements, custody disputes, establishing visitation or parenting schedules, child support calculation and alimony / maintenance determination, grandparent rights, relocation disputes regarding removing children from Illinois, and enforcing court orders.

Chris is also a certified Guardian ad Litem representing children in domestic relations cases and disabled adults in guardianship cases, as well as a licensed mediator, facilitating settlements between parties in cases involving minor children.

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. 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 has authored, published and edited numerous articles and conducted Continuing Legal Eduation programs and seminars pertinent to other family law practitioners.

Chris is an active member of the DuPage Bar Association, a Director and past Treasurer of the DuPage Bar Foundation, and a board member and past Editor in Chief of the DuPage Brief, a scholarly legal magazine published and circulated to members of the DuPage Bar.  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. 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. 

Location

Suburban Law Group, LLC
50 S. Main Street
Suite 200
Naperville, IL, 60540
Suburban Law Group, LLC
1855 Rohlwing Road
Suite D
Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008
Suburban Law Group, LLC
15255 S. 94th Aenue
Suite 500
Orland Park, IL, 60462
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
Posted by Amy | March 3, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally found the right attorney
I will be forever grateful for the caring, compassionate, wickedly smart, drama-free resolution Chris brought to my divorce case. After years of being advised to stay put in a miserable situation, Chris was the one who calmly and doggedly constructed a marital dissolution acceptable to me and my ex. He considered every angle and added things I didn’t realize needed to be in writing, such as equal contributions to current and future parental college loan payments, and home maintenance credits. I would likely still feel trapped and hopeless if I hadn’t hired Chris. He worked within my budget, bringing proceedings to a close as quickly as possible without missing a beat. He and his team efficiently responded to every question or concern. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome for my family and appreciate everything Chris did to negotiate a peaceful dissolution.
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Posted by Brittany | August 10, 2023
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Top-notch Lawyer!!
Mr. Maurer is a top-notch lawyer. He came on board during the latter part of my complex divorce, and it made all the difference. With his involvement, I finally found peace of mind, knowing my case was in capable hands. His impressive legal expertise, genuine care, and impeccable professionalism left a lasting impression. Every cent spent was an investment well justified.
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Posted by Mary Ann | April 3, 2022
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Chris is fantastic!
It was an absolute pleasure working with Chris on my case. He was calm, attentive, thorough and went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. It's so important to feel that you can trust and connect with your attorney and Chris always made me feel completely at ease. My experience working with him was excellent!
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Posted by Bethany | July 20, 2021
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a forever client
Christopher Maurer helped guide me through an emotionally challenging legal process...always answering my (many) questions with careful consideration and good humor. I believe my case resulted in the best possible outcome and I will be sure to contact him should I need counsel in the future.
Posted by Jeffrey | July 16, 2021
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Excellent estate planning service
As retirees we had Mr. Maurer review our retirement planning. Thanks to his knowledge and analytical skills we are now confident that our wishes for care and asset distribution will be met.
Posted by Lisa | June 28, 2021
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Thank you!!!!
A big thank you to Mr. Maurer and his legal team! Not only was his office finally able to settle my divorce, they also saved me money!! From the bottom of my heart thank you for your care and professionalism! Your attention to detail & kindness helped me through a rough time. Thank you!! Lisa
Posted by Megan | June 19, 2021
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Excellent in navigating child custody case
Chris did a great job listening and educated me throughout the process. He always kept my child’s best interest as the focus.
Posted by Wheaton, Il | May 31, 2021
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Top Attorney
I highly recommend Christopher Maurer to anyone in need of an experienced attorney. Mr. Maurer quickly assessed my situation with a divorce matter. He set forth a direct, clear path to secure my legal entitlements. Mr. Maurer consistently kept me informed during the process. His impressive grasp of the law kept me reassured. I was more than pleased with the outcome of my case.
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Posted by Ted F | November 8, 2017
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MY GO-TO LAWYER
Chris and his firm have represented me in several matters over the years, including my divorce and other business matters. He’s the one I call when I have a legal question or dispute. He always gives me good advice and explains what’s going on. He fought strongly for me in court several times and always got me good results.
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Chris Maurer, Experienced, Skillful, Responsive
Throughout a lengthy divorce, I found Chris constantly tried to help bring a resolution to my trying case, attempting numerous times to engage with opposing counsel, and he ultimately got the case to a reasonable settlement, rather than having it go to a lengthy, expensive trial. He balanced his communication well between being responsive for the sake of my case vs my wallet for time spent. His paralegal is quite helpful as well, so you can feel certain you're in good hands. For a process that at times, seems to disappoint more than it protects, Chris made sure I always understood my choices, my rights and explained the legal process throughout my ordeal. Chris has a straight forward approach, offering excellent legal advice from his many years of experience. I found him to be compassionate and responsive, with a genuine sense of concern for my kids and I. I highly recommend Chris.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2016
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All Pro Lawyer-Best of the Best
Ive gone to Chris twice and have leaned on Chris for consultations over the years for advice and he has always been shockingly quick to respond back to me in a timely manner and help me out with advice. Faster than a family member in all honesty and It really says alot about his character and the level of urgency he works under. Hes one of a few that offer a lengthy free consultation for starters in need of help. Hes even replied to me on weekends when I needed emergency advice. He is that dedicated. He has been my go to lawyer that has evolved into someone I could actually call not just my attorney but a friend years later. Couldnt ask for anything more. Ive dealt with other attorneys on my side and against and never found one to be as sharp, as responsive, resourceful as Chris. Hes just got all the attributes you hope for in a lawyer. What seperates him from most lawyers is his compassion as he is a father himself who really understands, and he fights for you as if its his own life at stake. It shows in his demeanor, hes not just a robotic, insensitive lawyer out to charge you an arm and leg for his services but a human lawyer that has a heart, who listens to you yet isnt afraid to tell you when to shutup and listen to his plan of attack vs what you may be thinking is the right thing to do. Listen to him. He knows better. He really has all the attributes and experience youll need to battle for your needs. Hes proven this to me. He works with a matter of urgency, He is very sharp, detailed, organized and in both my cases it mattered and I believe it was the difference. He was excellent in his depositions, instilled fear in our opposition and it gave me great confidence, comfort having him represent me as a father. I knew I was taken care of. He has a bold strong persuasive voice in the courtroom and it has stood out vs opposing lawyers so if your a dad who needs help as you go through a divorce, or any legal matter make sure to listen to everything this man tells you. My one mistake was not listening to his recommendation once and it burned me as I went against what he tried to advise me on... so my 2nd time round with Chris I learned to listen to him and take his advice and the result couldnt have been better. I highly recommend you start here because I strongly believe your search ends here also. It did for me. Thanks Chris for all youve done for me and my family!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2016
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Divorce & Custody
The communication with Chris was great he always responded in a timely manner. He was very thorough when explaining what was being done with the case. His paralegal was also helpful through the process. They make a great team. Overall I was very happy with the service I received.
Posted by Noemi | October 15, 2015
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Attorney
I was lucky to have Atty Maurer for my lawyer He is knowledgeable, kind and professional. I do not need to wait too long, he replied immediately when called. He has time to answer questions. I wish all lawyers will be like him. He is an asset to his law office. Attorney Chris keep up the good work. God bless you.
Posted by John | May 5, 2015
Excellent
He helped me (a man) get custody of my daughter. He was upfront and on top of every step and always listened to my ideas and never pushed his ideas to hard, just voiced them. It was a long battle but finally got custody of my daughter and wouldn't have wanted anyone else on my side.
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2015
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Christopher J. Maurer
He was very informative. Gave detailed and concise answers to my questions. Most importantly, he talked to me and not at me. Something I truly appreciated.
Posted by Jeff | March 31, 2015
CHRISTOPHER MAURER GIVES GOOD, STRAIGHTFORWARD LEGAL ADVICE
Chris handled a legal transaction / issue for me. He gave me good advice and explained everything to my satisfaction, and he got what I wanted done. I was very comfortable working with him, and would do so again if I ever need a lawyer or legal advice again.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2015
Chris Mauer is a solid choice.
Mr. Maurer is very professional, yet caring at the same time. His calm demeanor helps reduce anxiety during what is often the most stressful time in a person's life. I quickly became very confident in his knowledge & ability to represent me and was continually assured that he had my best interests in mind throughout the duration of my case. It's unfortunate to need an attorney; but if that's where you are, I would highly recommend Chris Mauer.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2014
HELPED ME OUT GREATLY. AN EXCELLENT ATTORNEY TO WORK WITH
Christopher was very diligent in handling my case and was always very professional, prepared and knowledgeable about the law and the facts. He was able to quickly finish my case in a satisfactory manner and saved me a lot of money.
Posted by Conrad | November 26, 2014
WHENEVER I NEED A LAWYER, I ALWAYS CALL CHRIS. HE KNOWS HIS STUFF AND GETS THE JOB DONE.
I had Christopher Maurer represent me in a difficult Cook County case. He and his staff were easy to work with and kept me up-to-date with what was going on in the case. Through Chris' efforts and his ability to cut through the BS, I was able to avoid a lot of costly litigation and court proceedings. I've dealt with other lawyers in the past, and Chris is definitely my go-to lawyer.
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Posted by Marie | May 5, 2010
AWESOME RESULTS!
Chris took good care of me during my case, answered all my questions, and wrapped things up in a timely fashion. He gave me peace of mind throughout the process. I was very happy with the results, and recommend him to all of my friends.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Anderson & Associates, P.C.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Anderson & Associates, P.C.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Best Vanderlaan & Harrington
  • 2001 - 2002
  • O'Callaghan & Colleagues, P.C.
  • 1997 - 2001
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Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • College of Communications, University of Illinois
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Arko v. Ford
  • Won custody for father at trial and on appeal
  • Tabassum v. Younis
  • Won on Appeal in a case involving enforcement of a Post-Nuptial Agreement.
  • Edwards v. Paddock Publication
  • Won defamation case on appeal which subsequently resulted in $1.7 Million verdict on retrial in favor of the client

Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association Brief
  • Editorial Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers (DuPage County chapter)
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Family Law and Practice Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Legal Service Award
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Legal Service Award
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Mediation Certification
  • College of DuPage
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Mediation Training Seminar
  • Mediation Panel Speaker
  • 2016
  • Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section CLE
  • Allocation of Parental Responsibilities, Parenting Time & Support in Blended Families
  • 2016
  • Non-Traditional Family Law in Illinois
  • Custody, Visitation and Support Issues for Blended Families
  • 2015
  • ISBA Mock Trial Competition
  • Presiding Judge / Evaluator
  • 2014
  • Job Search Workshop
  • Job Search - What to Wear
  • 2013
  • Schaumburg Mom's Club Guest Speaker
  • Basic Estate Planning for Families
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (12)
Endorse Christopher
Family Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Attorney Maurer on several cases, he is very experienced, knowledgeable and a great attorney. I would highly recommend him as an attorney and Guardian ad Litem."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Christopher Maurer. He is a zealous advocate for his clients, and he is an extremely knowledgeable attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris is an outstanding attorney. He's sharp, very knowledgeable and gets the job done. You won't be disappointed with his work."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris is a great source of knowledge pertaining to all aspects of family law. He is a creative and skilled litigator and works dilligently to reach his client's goals."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. Maurer. I had the opportunity to work with him on a highly contested custody case. He is an experienced family law attorney with excellent judgment, outstanding litigation skills and a highly professional temperament. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris and I have worked together for almost 10 years. He always zealously advocates for his clients while maintaining the utmost civility and professionalism. He is an excellent litigator and well versed negotiator. Chris is one of the first people I turn to for advise. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a great person and a knowledgeable attorney. He has been a wonderful mentor to me in the area of family law."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris is an experienced family law attorney who works diligently to serve his client's goals. His superior litigation skills, case strategy and knowledge of the law create the perfect combination to make him a very effective attorney and someone I do not hesitate to go to for case advice. Chris is well respected in the legal community for his integrity and his commitment to his clients and he is someone I am proud to call a colleague."
Family Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Chris and I have been opponents on several cases. We have worked well together, but both have been mindful of protecting our client's interests. He is fair and honest, and he tells very good jokes."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Family Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"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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