Timothy M. Daw

Timothy M. Daw

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: 630-784-7412
Fax: 630-665-6082
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Mr. Daw, a partner of Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, litigates complex financial/custody cases. Mr. Daw recently introduced mediation into his practice both as a certified mediator as well as representing and assisting clients in mediation matters. 

    During his 30+ years of practice, Mr. Daw has devoted himself to the practice of family law at the highest possible level. Client’s greatly benefit with creative solutions to complex issues keeping focus on reasonable goals, risk and reward and possible results. He endeavors to assist families and individuals, including executives, business owners, athletes, celebrities and their spouses and significant others achieve their financial and personal goals in the divorce or related processes. To do this, he strives to provide clients with a full understanding of all possibilities to aid them in developing realistic goals. This is critical in helping them make appropriate decisions throughout the process. He tries to bring reality to a confusing enterprise.

    Mr. Daw’s focus of achieving client goals whenever possible takes many different forms. As an experienced litigator comfortable in the courtroom, he assists in the settlement of cases as a result of his preparation and creative and smart settlement solutions. He firmly believes that a settlement that makes sense is arrived at from a position of strength that only arises from being prepared to have the matter resolved by trial if absolutely necessary. Mr. Daw customarily handles any type of family law issue including, but not limited to complex financial matters, business valuations, custody disputes, property division, property classification, maintenance, same sex relationship, parentage, advising businesses on planning in the context of shareholder divorce, consulting with other attorneys on their family law cases, and other related issues.

    Mr. Daw received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana. He received his Juris Doctorate degree, with distinction, from DePaul University College of Law. Mr. Daw is a graduate of the American Bar Association Family Law Section Family Law Advocacy Institute and the Illinos Syaye Bar Assocation 40 Hour Mediation/Arbitration Training.

    Mr. Daw has published articles on family law and litigation for the American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, The Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers Newsletter, Family Law Litigation in Illinois published by the National Business Institute, Inc.,  the Du Page County Journal and the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Newsletter.

    Mr. Daw has lectured on tax issues, financial planning in divorce cases, litigation and other issues related to the practice of family law for the American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Illinois CPA Society, the Family Law Litigation in Illinois series, the Du Page County Bar Association and various civic organizations.

    Mr. Daw was a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness by appointment of the Illinois Supreme Court from 1991-2000. Mr. Daw is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Bar Association's Family Law Section, the American Bar Association Family Law Section Committee on Alimony & Spousal Support, the American Bar Association Family Law Section Trial Practice and Techniques Committee, the American Bar Association Family Law Section Child Support Committee, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Du Page County Bar Association. Mr. Daw is the former Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the DuPage County Bar Association Family Law Committee and currently is a member of the Judicial Evaluation Committee for the Du Page County Bar Association. Mr. Daw was a Director and past President of CASA of DuPage County.  Mr. Daw currently is a Director of the Chicago District Golf Association and a Director of and legal counsel to the Board of Directors for Flossmoor Country Club.

    About Timothy Daw

    Admitted: 1985, Illinois

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


    • Best Lawyers of America, Neifeh and Smith
    • DuPage County Bar Association Board of Directors Award for Outstanding Service
    • DuPage County Bar Association Certificate of Appreciation for Chair Person of the Family Law Practice Committee
    • Leading Lawyers Network
    • DuPage County Legal Assistance Foundation Pro Bono Service Award
    • Martindale Hubbell (Preeminent Peer Review Rating)
    • DuPage County Bar Association Certificate of Appreciation for the Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • DuPage County Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; American Bar Association, Retired Member, Committee on Character and Fitness, Supreme Court of Illinois (1991-2000)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Educational Background:

    • DePaul University, J.D.with distinction (1985); University of Illinois, B.S. (1982)
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    Office Location for Timothy M. Daw

    310 South County Farm Road
    Suite 300
    Wheaton, IL 60187

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    Last Updated: 11/5/2020

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