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, 2017, and 2018 North Carolina “Rising Star” for Appellate Law by Super Lawyers magazine. He speaks conversational Spanish.
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University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.
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)
North Carolina (2013)
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)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit - Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter
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
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