Chris Haaf represents companies and individuals involved in complex commercial and appellate litigation. Mr. Haaf has briefed and argued appeals in both state and federal court. His experience includes trade secrets litigation, class actions, land use disputes, and general commercial litigation. He also has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in cases raising claims of fraud, misrepresentation, and unfair and deceptive trade practices. Mr. Haaf maintains an active pro bono practice ranging from the representation of an individual inmate in Section 1983 civil rights litigation to handling an international child custody appeal under the Hague Convention.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Haaf served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and worked as an associate in the Philadelphia office of a national law firm.

Mr. Haaf was recognized as a 2016 and 2017 North Carolina “Rising Star” for Appellate Law by Super Lawyers magazine. He speaks conversational Spanish.

Professional & Community Activities

North Carolina Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section Council, Membership Committee Chair

North Carolina Bar Association, Appellate Rules Committee, Member

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Board Member

Federal Bar Association, Middle District of North Carolina, Member

21st Judicial District Bar, Member

Forsyth County Bar Association, Member

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D. (2009)
    magna cum laude
    University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Past Senior Editor
    Arthur Littleton and H. Clayton Louderback Legal Writing Instructor
  • Duke University, A.B. (2000)

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina (2013)
  • Pennsylvania (2009)

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court (2013)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2014)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2010)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2015)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2013)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2016)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2015)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2015)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (2013)
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina (2013)
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina (2013)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2011)

Clerkships

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit — Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter

Who We Are

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