150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

David N. Schaffer

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Schaffer Family Law, Ltd.

Contact Information

200 East Fifth Avenue
Suite 108
Naperville IL 60563-3173
Work (630) 922-4500
Fax (630) 922-4507

Practice State



Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation. I also handle International custody cases, both Hague and Non-Hague, and am a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers


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  • Cook, Illinois
  • DuPage, Illinois
  • Kendall, Illinois
  • La Salle, Illinois
  • Will, Illinois


University of Illinois, Urbana IL - B.A. Psychology 1981; Indiana University, Bloomington IN - Doctor of Jurisprudence 1984

Legal Organizations

International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; American Bar Assn; Illinois State Bar Assn., (ISBA) Past Chair, Family Law Section, Council; DuPage and Will County Bar Assns.; Illinois Bar Journal Education Board.


Award of Merit: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; Martindale Hubbell's (martindale.com) Highest Rating "Very High to Preeminent"; Cited in Four "Dear Abby" Advice Columns. SuperLawyers.

CLE Presentations

Frequent Author and Lecturer, both locally and nationally.


Frequent Author and Lecturer, both locally and nationally, including "Child Custody Statutes Due For Total Overhaul", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, April 21, 2007; "Troxel and Lulay" - Two High Courts Speak on Grandparent Visitation Rights," Illinois Bar Journal, Feb. 2001; "Expert Testimony in Divorce and Custody Cases" 2001 Family Law Update, Aspen Publishing; "Use of Revenue Rulings in Marital Appraisals," DuPage Bar Brief Magazine, 1996; "When Family Services Knocks on Your Door: Representing a Client Accused of Child Abuse or Neglect" Illinois Bar Journal, January, 2004; "Handling Custody Cases When the Expert Sides Against You," Summer 1998; "Illinois Family Law for Social Workers, Counselors and Other Helping Professionals," Lorman Education Services, April, 2000.

AAML National

Faculty Committee Member, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers National Institute for Training Family Law Associates

AAML Chapter

Vice-President; MCLE Co-Chair

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