Brett M. Buckley

Brett M. Buckley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Lake Forest, IL

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP
 | One Conway Park, 100 N. Field Dr., Suite 160
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: 847-604-6006
Fax: 847-615-8284
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

More often than not, the best position at the negotiation table is the product of an even better position at trial. Applying that theory through careful listening, extensive preparation, and aggressive litigation, Brett M. Buckley provides an individualized approach to each case and works tirelessly to achieve the best possible results for his clients in their divorce and custody disputes.

An associate attorney with Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, Mr. Buckley represents business owners, executives, professionals, celebrities, professional athletes, people with multigenerational wealth and their spouses in divorce and custody disputes, as well as in the preparation of premarital and post-nuptial agreements. Beginning as a law clerk with the firm in 2011 and as an associate attorney in 2013, Mr. Buckley concentrates his practice exclusively in the area of family law, including the distribution of multi-million dollar estates and complicated custody disputes.

A life-long Chicago-area resident who grew up on the city’s south side, Mr. Buckley attended Mount Carmel High School, earned his Bachelor’s Degree from North Central College in Naperville, and earned his Juris Doctor from the John Marshall Law School. While in law school, Mr. Buckley focused his studies on trial advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, and family law.

Mr. Buckley was recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer “Rising Star” in 2016 and 2017, and named an "Emerging Lawyer" by Leading Lawyers. In addition to his legal work, Mr. Buckley is actively involved in local bar associations through leadership roles, as well as speaking and writing engagements. He also volunteers his time with the Michael Matters Foundation, a non-profit organization established for the purpose of raising awareness and funds for the treatment of glioblastoma brain tumors.

About Brett Buckley

Admitted: 2013, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Leading Lawyers, Leading Lawyers, Leading Lawyers Network, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association Illinois State Bar Association Chicago Bar Association Lake County Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker: "Gifts and Purchases in Contemplation of Marriage"-Lake County Bar Association Family Law Section Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (2015) Assisted Author and Presenter Anita M. Ventrelli in preparing "Alimony: The State of the States - Where Are We Now?" National Counsel of Juvenile and Family Court Judges' Judicial Institute: Family Law, Spring 2013.

Educational Background:

  • North Central College, B.S., 2010
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Office Location for Brett M. Buckley

One Conway Park
100 N. Field Dr., Suite 160
Lake Forest, IL 60045

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Last Updated: 9/12/2019

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