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Erika N. Wyatt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Wheaton, IL

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP
310 South County Farm Road, Suite 300
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-784-7403
Fax: 630-665-6082
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Erika Wyatt is a partner at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP whose practice is devoted exclusively to family law. She represents affluent clients and has successfully litigated and settled many cases involving complex and/or unique financial and custody issues. An ardent proponent of marriage equality, in 2011, Erika settled the first civil union dissolution case filed in Sangamon County, Illinois.

With her background in psychology, Erika focuses on working with her clients to determine their goals for the dissolution process and beyond. She prioritizes what is important for her clients, educates them on their available options, and guides them through the decision-making process. In order to obtain the best result possible for each client, Erika utilizes all available methods, including settlement, negotiation, and litigation.

Erika earned her Bachelor’s degree with high honors from the University of Illinois (Chicago) and her Doctor of Law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, where she participated in the Mandel Clinic representing indigent victims of police abuse. At University of Chicago, she won the prestigious Mandel Award for her exceptional contributions to the clinical education program. She joined Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP in 2006 following several years of commercial litigation practice, including the representation of major corporations in both federal and state courts and litigation cases involving sophisticated bank fraud, complex breach of contract, ERISA, personal injury, employment issues, and equine law.

Erika is passionate about animal law and welfare. She is a competitive dressage rider and an active member of the dog fancy. In 2009, she was appointed to the Illinois Joint Congressional Task Force on Breeders and Pet Stores to give recommendations to the Illinois General Assembly regarding comprehensive legislative changes proposed to the Animal Welfare Act and the Humane Care for Animals Act. She has testified before multiple state legislatures regarding animal legislation. She is the past Chair and current member of the DuPage County Animal Law Committee, a member of the Illinois State Bar Association Animal Law Section, and an officer of two national not-for-profit kennel clubs.

About Erika N. Wyatt

First Admitted: 2003, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • 2017-2019, Illinois Super Lawyer
  • 2016 -2019, Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013-2019, Leading Lawyers Network
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013
  • DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation Pro Bono Service Award, 2009
  • DuPage Bar Legal Aid Pro Bono Award, 2006
  • University of Chicago Law School for exceptional contributions to the clinical program, Edwin F. Mandel Award, 2002
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Bernard Shaw Scholar, 1999
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Van Keuren Award Winner, 1999
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1999

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, State Bar of Georgia (2019 - present)
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association (2003 - present)
  • Member, DuPage County Bar Association (2006 - present)
  • Lecturer at Law, The University of Chicago Law School (2012-present)
  • Member, Family Law Committee, DuPage County Bar Association
  • Chair, DuPage County Domestic Relations Court Custody Advisory Committee , 2012
  • Chair, Animal Law Committee, DuPage County Bar Association, 2012
  • Illinois Joint Congressional Task Force on Breeders and Pet Stores, 2009

Educational Background

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, B.A. (English and Psychology) with highest departmental distinction in English and honors, 1999

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Thompson Reuters/Westlaw, Inside the Minds: Recent Developments in Animal Law (chapter on Exotic Animal Legislation, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Georgia, 2019
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Office Location for Erika N. Wyatt

310 South County Farm Road
Suite 300
Wheaton, IL 60187

Last Updated: 8/9/2021

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