CHRIS S. HAAFF has his own law firm in Crystal Lake, McHenry County, Illinois. His family law practice includes divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, adoption, paternity, post-judgment, surrogacy, and qualified domestic relations orders. Chris has spoken and written about family law for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), and other groups and publications. He served on the ISBA Family Law Section Council and other committees and councils. In 2005 the ISBA named Chris the "Young Lawyer of the Year" for outside Cook County, and the McHenry County Business Journal listed him in its first list of "Top Ten Business Professionals Under Age 40." He is listed in Super Lawyers and the Leading Lawyers Network. Chris graduated in 1997 from the University of Illinois College of Law.
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