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: 847-604-6006
Fax: 847-615-8284
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Family Law (70%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%)
Attorney Profile

Understanding that gaining an equitable financial settlement is a priority for clients, Carlton Marcyan, a senior 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 optimizing assets, he guides clients to strategic decisions that are geared to a positive return. Well-regarded by lawyers, financial professionals, the business community and judges, Carlton represents high-level executives, entrepreneurs, professionals and their spouses.

Known for his respectful style, Carlton 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, Carlton has also been a leader in collaborative law.

Prior to joining Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, Carlton worked for Coopers & Lybrand, one of the largest international accounting firms now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Internal Revenue Service; during his college years was in the United States Marine Corps. His vast accounting and tax experience and training enable him to evaluate transactions and businesses objectively and quickly understand financial circumstances that elude other divorce lawyers.

A graduate of the John Marshall Law School, Carlton received his bachelor's degree from DePaul University and completed his MBA, with honors, 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 Accountants, Illinois Society of CPAs, and Financial Planning Association. He is the past president of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and past Chairman of the firm's Executive Committee. He is the immediate past president of the Lake County Bar Foundation, a board member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts-Illinois and a trustee of the Marine Military Academy. He is also a member of the Chicago Crime Commission. Involved in trial practice training for lawyers and experts, he is a principal with Courtroom Bootcamp, LLC.

Carlton is listed in Best Lawyers of America since 2005, named a Leading Lawyer by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, selected an Illinois Super Lawyer, and honored by US News & World Report Best Lawyers in America as the 2012 Chicago Family Law "Lawyer of the Year" and the 2020, 2018, 2014 and 2011 Chicago Collaborative Law "Lawyer of the Year."

About Carlton R. Marcyan

Admitted: 1981, Illinois

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

Pro bono/Community Service

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

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

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

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Financial Planner, 2021
  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois, 1978 to current.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • President, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts-Illinois Chapter., 2021
  • 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.

Educational Background

  • Dominican University  Masters in Conflict Resolution  , 2021
  • 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

Last Updated: 7/22/2021

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