Carlton R. Marcyan

Carlton R. Marcyan

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: 847-604-6005
Fax: 847-615-8284
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%)
Attorney Profile

Understanding that reaching an equitable financial settlement is a priority for clients, Carlton Marcyan, a partner of the firm and a certified public accountant and financial planner, applies his business acumen to financial discovery, analysis and litigation. With a focus on preserving assets, he guides clients to strategic decisions that have a positive return. Well-regarded by the business community and judges, Mr. Marcyan represents high-level executives and their spouses.

Known for his respectful style, Mr. Marcyan believes that listening carefully to clients and working together with them makes for a stronger case. He emphasizes matching the right divorce process to the client's needs. An experienced litigator, Mr. Marcyan has also been a leader in collaborative law.

Prior to joining Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, Mr. Marcyan worked for Coopers & Lybrand, one of the largest international accounting firms, and the Internal Revenue Service. His accounting expertise enables him to evaluate businesses objectively and quickly understand financial circumstances that elude other divorce lawyers.

A graduate of the John Marshall Law School, Mr. Marcyan received his bachelor's degree from DePaul University and is completing his MBA at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He is a Fellow of both the American and International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a member of the American Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, Illinois Society of CPAs, and Financial Planning Association. He is president-elect of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois.

Mr. Marcyan is listed in Best Lawyers of America, named a Leading Lawyer by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, selected an Illinois Super Lawyer, and honored as 2018, 2014 and 2011 Chicago Collaborative Law "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America.

He is the author of numerous articles and presents programs throughout the country on topics including trial practice, financial and tax aspects of divorce  and collaborative law.

Certificates and Credentials

About Carlton Marcyan

Admitted: 1981, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.sdflaw.com/team/detail/carlton-marcyan/bio

Honors/Awards:

  • CVLS award for service to indigent clients., Distinguished Service Award, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services , 2000
  • 2016 Top Ten Family Lawyer in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Magazine; 2016 Top 100 Consumer Lawyer in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Magazine; 2012 Chicago Family Law "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America; 2011 Chicago Collaborative Law “Lawyer of the Year" - Best Lawyers in America; Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, by Neifeh and Smith (2005-2016); Leading Lawyers Network (1998-2016); Illinois Super Lawyer (2005-2016)
  • For outstanding service to the legal community., Distinguished Service Award, John Marshall Law School Alumni Association , 2003
  •    Contributions to the continuing education of family lawyers in the State of Illinois, The Michael Cohen Award , American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers IL, 2008

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois, 1978. Certified Financial Planner, 1991. Certified Divorce Planner, 2000.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President Elect of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts-Illinois Chapter.
  • Beta Alpha Psi; Delta Theta Phi; Chairman,  Polish Welfare Association (1991-1992; Illinois State and American Bar Associations; Governor and Officer,  American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (1996-1998); American Institute of Certified Public Accountants;Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants. Beta Alpha Psi Delta Theta Phi Chairman, Polish Welfare Association (1991-1992) Illinois State and American Bar Associations Governor and Officer, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (1996-1998) American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Trustee: Marine Military Academy Texas President Elect: AFCC-Illinois

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Trial Techniques and Divorce Taxation, American Bar Association, 1993-1994; Business Law and Accounting, Northeastern Illinois University, 1981-1986; Taxation and Trial Practice, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1988- ; Valuation and Financial Planning, Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1990., 2012

Educational Background:

  • Dominican University  Master in Conflict Resolution Curriculum  In Progress, 2018
  • MBA with honors, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, 2012
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D. (1980); Kalamazoo College; DePaul University, B.S.C. (1976).

Industry Groups

  • couples
  • Individuals
  • married
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Office Location for Carlton R. Marcyan

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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