David N. Schaffer was selected for inclusion in 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers. Schaffer Family Law, Ltd. of Naperville, Illinois principal and founder David N. Schaffer has successfully handled numerous legal and family law issues for over the past 30 years. He is active in cases involving international child custody, kidnapping and abduction. His purview includes cases concerning wrongful retention issues covered by the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the Federal Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act.

How the selection process works

Each year, Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, peer reviews and independent research of candidates. The results are credible, comprehensive and diverse listings of exceptional attorneys.

Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters company which annually recognizes the top attorneys in each state based on peer evaluations, endorsements and independent research. No more than five percent of the lawyers in Illinois are selected by Super Lawyers.

Other Awards

David is registered on the U.S. State Department’s referral list for Hague Convention matters. As an attorney active and successful in international child custody cases, he received an award of merit from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. This award was given to appreciate his “outstanding commitment to the protection of children” and to recognize his knowledge of the Hague Convention. The Hague Convention was drafted to “secure the prompt return of children wrongfully removed to or retained in any Contracting State.”