Claire R. McKenzie

Claire R. McKenzie

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP
 | 200 North LaSalle Street, 30th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-609-4907
Fax: 312-641-6361
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Tax: Consumer (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian
    Attorney Profile

    A Certified Public Accountant as well as an attorney, Ms. McKenzie has an extensive background and experience in complex tax planning and strategies, detailed financial discovery and forensic accounting, case analysis, and litigation, all utilized to achieve favorable settlements for her clients. Prior to attending law school, she was a Tax Manager for one of the largest international accounting firms where she advised individuals, partnerships, closely-held corporations, and publicly traded corporations on complex tax planning and compliance matters. After law school, Ms. McKenzie became a Senior Trial Attorney for District Counsel, Department of Treasury, representing the Internal Revenue Service in complex and varied civil and criminal litigation. While with the Internal Revenue Service, she held the designation of Attorney Advisor to the Commissioner and to field personnel regarding matrimonial law matters. Prior to joining Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP in 2001, she was Of Counsel to an established matrimonial law firm in Highland Park, Illinois. Ms. McKenzie is a former Chairman of the Tax Committee of the Chicago Bar Association and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants, Chicago Bar Association, and American Bar Association.

    About Claire McKenzie

    Admitted: 1991, Illinois

    Professional Webpage:


    • 2016, Listed as a Top 100 Women Consumer Lawyer in Leading Lawyers Magazine
    • 2011-2018, Best Lawyers in America, Neifeh and Smith
    • 2010-2018, Leading Lawyers Network

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Public Accountant, 1982

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Beta Alpha Psi; Chicago Bar Association (Past Chair of Tax Committee); Illinois Bar Association; Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants; American Bar Association; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

    Educational Background:

    • Northern Illinois University, B.S. cum laude, university honors, 1982
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    Office Location for Claire R. McKenzie

    200 North LaSalle Street
    30th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60601

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    Last Updated: 8/27/2020

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