Elaine H. Knowles

Elaine H. Knowles

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP
 | 200 North LaSalle St, 30th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-641-5560
Fax: 312-641-6361
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2017
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Elaine H. Knowles is a family law attorney at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP. Ms. Knowles is a veteran practitioner and brings with her nearly a decade of negotiating and litigating complex family law matters involving business valuations, high conflict custody issues and domestic violence.

    Ms. Knowles believes that communication and honesty are crucial in developing case strategies for her clients in order to obtain the best possible outcomes. In this process, she works closely with her clients to help them evaluate their goals and provides realistic advice regarding how best to achieve those objectives. Ms. Knowles is an experienced litigator, but is also collaboratively trained and utilizes alternative dispute resolution including mediation to help settle difficult cases. From the onset of her representation of a client, Ms. Knowles helps clients navigate each stage of their case and provides them with the individualized approach needed. While being a zealous advocate for her clients, she also encourages them to take control of their lives and move forward in a positive direction.

    Ms. Knowles has dedicated her career to family law and domestic violence matters, representing employees of international organizations, government consultants, medical professionals, business owners, executives, professional athletes, and their spouses. Ms. Knowles concentrates her practice in all areas of family law, including issues of pre and post nuptial agreements, property division, contract enforcement, maintenance, child support, allocation of parental responsibilities, complex financial matters, restraining orders and orders of protection.

    Ms. Knowles received her Juris Doctorate from American University - Washington College of Law after graduating cum laude from Washington College. 

    Ms. Knowles has received a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent in the field of Family Law, which is the highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are ratings by legal peers reflecting Very High General Ethical Standards and Legal Ability (including Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Ability and Legal Experience). Ms. Knowles has also been selected for inclusion as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2013 through 2019 by her peers in the legal community.

    About Elaine Knowles

    Admitted: 2017, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: https://www.sdflaw.com/team/detail/elaine-knowles/bio


    • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating - AV, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating - AV

    Educational Background:

    • Washington College, B.A., cum laude, 2004
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    Office Location for Elaine H. Knowles

    200 North LaSalle St
    30th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60601

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    Last Updated: 10/28/2020

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