Charles J. Fleck - Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP

Charles J. Fleck

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1989
Phone: 847-604-6005

No other family law practitioner has the unique perspective of Charles J. Fleck, a named partner in the firm and former Illinois state legislator and Chief Presiding Judge of the Domestic Relations Division of the Cook County Circuit Court.  Since joining the firm in 1982, Mr. Fleck has exclusively practiced family law and represented business professionals, athletes, entertainers, and their spouses.  His time on the bench uniquely qualifies him to assess the issues present in a case, identify an equitable result, and focus his efforts toward obtaining a positive outcome for his client.

Not only is Mr. Fleck a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom and during settlement negotiations, but he is also a well-regarded mediator and child representative.  The Lake County Circuit Court has certified him as both a Mediator for the Lake County Family Law Division Mediation Program and as a Child Representative to represent the interests of children in contested custody cases.  

From 1971 to 1976, Mr. Fleck served three terms in the Illinois General Assembly where he was a member of the House Judiciary Committee and served as Chairman of the Domestic Relations Subcommittee.  In this capacity, he was a prime proponent in renovating and drafting the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, the body of law that addresses no-fault dissolution of marriage, property division, child custody and support, and maintenance (formerly known as alimony).  

Following his time in the state legislature, Mr. Fleck served as a judge for the Circuit Court and was subsequently appointed Chief Presiding Judge of the Domestic Relations Division of the Cook County Circuit Court.  From his position on the bench, Mr. Fleck presided over numerous divorce matters that included complex financial issues, business valuations, custody and removal disputes, property division, child support and maintenance.  He now astutely applies his experience and unrivaled ability to break down complex issues to the benefit of his clients.

Mr. Fleck’s dedication to public service and his clients has not gone unnoticed by his peers.  Town & Country Magazine listed him as one of the country’s foremost matrimonial lawyers.  Since 1984, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America.  In 2011, he was selected as the Chicago Area Family Lawyer of the Year.  Mr. Fleck has also been recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” and “Super Lawyer,” representing the top 5% of lawyers in Illinois.

Valparaiso University School of LawJ.D. Northwestern UniversityBA 1963
American Bar AssociationChicago Bar Association Board of GovernorsJudges Association Illinois State Bar AssociationTrustee of LAWPAC

Office Location

225 East Deerpath Road, Suite 270
Lake Forest, IL 60045-1973
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2011 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law of the Chicago Metro Area
Charles J. Fleck has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Family Law (Arbitration and Mediation, Child Custody, Conversion of Marital Assets, Distribution, Divorce, Domestic Relations, Equitable Division, Litigation, Marital Settlement Agreements, Prenuptial Agreements)