Evan D. Whitfield

Evan D. Whitfield

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP
 | 200 North LaSalle Street, 30th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-641-5560
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013, 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

"I assist clients in developing achievable goals and provide the legal counsel to see those goals through."

Family law matters are as varied and unique as the individual families involved in the proceedings.  Evan D. Whitfield’s diverse family, educational and professional backgrounds give him the perspective and tools to translate a client’s questions, interests and concerns into clearly stated and achievable goals.  Mr. Whitfield’s ability to plainly articulate his goals and visualize himself achieving those goals helped him reach high levels in the athletic arena: [He is an Olympian and retired professional soccer player, having competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and played in both Belgium and the United States].
Mr. Whitfield applies the same attributes that brought him success in Olympic, International and Domestic competitions to his practice of family law.  A fierce competitor, Evan excels in the courtroom litigating complex financial and custody matters; however, years involved in team environments allow him to recognize when collaboration serves the client’s goals more effectively.
Mr. Whitfield utilizes the focus, determination and perseverance gained during his years of professional competition to assist athletes, entertainers, professionals, business persons, and their spouses and significant others achieve their goals.
Mr. Whitfield received his Bachelor of Arts in Biological Anthropology & Anatomy with a focus in Primatology from Duke University.  He played professional soccer for K.A.A. Gent in Belgium’s 1st Division and domestically for the Chicago Fire and Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer.  While playing, Mr. Whitfield earned a Masters of Arts in Organizational Management and later, after retirement, earned his law degree from DePaul University with an emphasis in Family Law.
Mr. Whitfield was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2012 and is a monthly contributor to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in which he pens articles about the unique interplay between sports and entertainment professionals, their spouses and family law issues.

 

Education

DePaul University, College of Law, Juris Doctorate (2009)

University of Phoenix, Master of Arts, Organizational Management (2005)

Duke University, Bachelor of Arts, Biological Anthropology & Anatomy (1998)

About Evan Whitfield

Admitted: 2009, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.sdflaw.com/attorneys/ewhitfield/

Honors and Awards:

  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 40 Trial Lawyer Under 40, 2014
  • 2016, Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015-2016, Leading Lawyers - Emerging Lawyer

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • DePaul Univeristy, College of Law - Certificate in Family Law, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chicago Bar Association (member)
  • American Bar Association (member)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • ABA MIlitary Pro Brono Project: routinely assist service men and women with their family law issues.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • 2000 Sydney Olympics - 4th Place Finish with U.S. Men's Soccer Team, 2000
  • 1999 Pan American Games - Bronze Medal with U.S. Men's Soccer Team, 1999
  • Television Color Analyst for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club on Comcast SportsNet and NBC Chicago NonStop

Educational Background:

  • University of Phoenix - Master of Arts in Organizational Management, 2005
  • Duke University - Bachelor of Arts - Biological Anthropology & Anatomy, 1999
Office Location for Evan D. Whitfield

200 North LaSalle Street
30th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

 

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Last Updated: 9/20/2017

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