David Schaffer is the principal of Schaffer Family Law, LTD, in Naperville. Mr. Schaffer has been an attorney for more than 26 years and practices exclusively in the area of family law. He is vice president of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and chair of its highly praised Continuing Legal Education Committee. Mr. Schaffer is also a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a portion of his practice is devoted to international child custody disputes. A frequent national speaker and author on matrimonial law topics, Mr. Schaffer has served on the Illinois Bar Journal Editorial Board and is co-editor of the Illinois State Bar Association's Family Law Section Council Newsletter Committee (of which he is a past chair). He has taught at AAML's nationally renowned Institute for Family Law Associates. Last year, he was appointed by the Illinois House Minority Leader to serve on the Speaker of the House's Family Law Study Committee. The committee is charged with the first complete overhaul, in 30 years of the family law statutes. Mr. Schaffer earned his B.A. degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana and his J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington.
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