Jay P. Dahlin

Jay P. Dahlin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP
 | 200 North LaSalle Street, 30th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-609-5501
Fax: 312-641-6361
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • International (40%)
Attorney Profile

Jay P. Dahlin is a partner with Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP whose practice concentrates on financially complex divorce matters and contested custody litigation.  He has successfully tried numerous cases, winning custody and support for fathers and mothers in Cook, Lake, DuPage and McHenryCounties.  Mr. Dahlin has extensive experience and expertise in matters of international law.  He has litigated Hague recovery and removal actions, international support, valuation, custody and enforcement matters.  He has litigated and consulted on matters involving interests in various states, as well as foreign nations such as India, Mexico, Israel, France, Zambia, Bulgaria, Turkey, South Africa, Thailand, the United Kingdom and Germany. In 2008 he was named one of Illinois’ “40 Under 40 Attorneys to Watch” by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company.

Mr. Dahlin is a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago.  He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the DePaul University College of Law, an IICLE speaker on “Analysis and Attack of Custody Evaluation Reports,” and is a graduate of the prestigious American Bar Association Trial Advocacy Institute. Mr. Dahlin obtained his Bachelor of Arts (1998) and his Juris Doctorate (2001) degrees from the University of Illinois. Upon graduation, he practiced complex commercial litigation for a large international firm before joining Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP in 2003. Mr. Dahlin is a former clerk for both the offices of the United States Attorney and the Illinois Attorney General, and is a member of the American and Illinois Bar Associations.


About Jay Dahlin

Admitted: 2001, Illinois

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


  • 2012-2018, Leading Lawyer in Family Law
  • Law Bulletin Publishing Company's "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch" (2008); CALI Award for Outstanding Performance in Estates and Trusts; James Scholar; Lincoln Scholar; Rickert Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy.
  • 2014-2018, Best Lawyers in America

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association; Illinois Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of the Corporate Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago

Educational Background:

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D. (2001); University of Illinois, B.A.magna cum laude (1998)
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Office Location for Jay P. Dahlin

200 North LaSalle Street
30th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

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Last Updated: 11/14/2019

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