Christopher C. Happ, CFLS is a divorce attorney in San Diego and a Certified Family Law Specilist practicing in all aspects of divorce, child custody and other family law proceedings

Christopher C. HappCertified Family Law Specialist

San Diego Divorce Attorney and Certified Family Law Specialist with Experience and Expertise in Divorce, Child Custody and Other Family Law Proceedings

Mr. Happ is a Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS) and is licensed to practice in both the State of California and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Upon being sworn in to practice law, Mr. Happ immediately opened Happ Law Group P.C. Since its founding, Happ Law Group P.C. has been a firm exclusively devoted to representing individuals involved in family law disputes. Mr. Happ has prepared pleadings and discovery, negotiated settlements and litigated contested hearings/trials involving all aspects of family law, including, but not limited to, custody/visitation, child and spousal support, property characterization and division, enforcement of judgments, and domestic violence. His clients have ranged from individuals with modest income to those with cases involving millions of dollars of assets.

When not practicing law, Mr. Happ enjoys golfing, sailing and competing in triathlons. He is also former starting shortstop at Siena College (1996-1998) and University of Pittsburgh (1998-2000) as well as a former college basketball referee.

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“Professional, genuine, prepared and intelligent… extremely efficient and knows what he is doing,”

“I have worked with a few attorneys. Mr. Happ is one of the most professional, genuine, prepared and intelligent attorneys that I have seen. He is extremely efficient and knows what he is doing. He is prompt and does not waste your time (or money). He is very reassuring and produces good results. I recommend him to anyone who needs a Family Law attorney.”

— El Cajon Divorce Client

“Very professional, quick at returning calls and e-mails,”

“Christopher was always prompt in returning my phone calls/emails and he seemed very genuine in having my best interest in the matter. He is very professional, understanding and easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend this law firm.”

— San Diego Child Custody Client

“Prepared well for hearings… advice was extremely valuable,”

“Christopher Happ, of the Happ Law Group, was my attorney in a divorce that was very painful, but necessary. Mr. Happ was very professional, and his advice was extremely valuable to me. He prepared well for hearings and was very timely in his communications with all parties involved. He proved over and over again that he would do what was BEST for me. His fees were very reasonable. Divorces are most often not easy. Having the right attorney helps the process immensely. I would recommend him to any of my best friends or family members if they every needed the services of a family law attorney”

— La Mesa Divorce Client

“I was so thrilled and felt respected immediately…”

“My first contact phone call to Happ Law Group, I received a phone call within 20 minutes of my message left. I was so thrilled and felt respected immediately. From the beginning I was impressed with the prompt return phone calls and even contacting me while Mr. Happ was on vacation in Paris. My former attorney would not call or speak to me directly only via text or his paralegal. I am extremely satisfied and would retain this firm in the future if needed. I already have recommended to a family member.”

— San Diego Divorce Client

“Made me feel comfortable, welcomed and not judged…”

“Very professional, quick at returning calls and e-mails. Made me feel comfortable, welcomed and not judged. Made me feel as if I was his only client at the time, although I knew he was very busy. All staff helped me with research, very knowledgeable. I cannot think of anything I did not like. Even though I was going through a tough time, they all made me feel at ease and optimistic about the situation. He was upfront, affordable, professional, honest, to the point and very polite.”

— San Diego Child Custody Client

Legal Specialization

Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS)


2010 Outstanding Young Attorney (Nomination), San Diego Daily Transcript

2011 Outstanding Young Attorney (Nomination), San Diego Daily Transcript

2012 Outstanding Young Attorney (Nomination), San Diego Daily Transcript


State of California

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Professional Affiliations

San Diego County Bar Association

California Bar Association

Association of Certified Family Law Specialists


Juris Doctor
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Master of Public Administration
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Bachelor of Arts
University of Pittsburgh