Jason authoritatively advocates for sophisticated professionals and their spouses who want fair and equitable results. Jason utilizes creativity and compassion to resolve complicated divorce and custody disputes and is prepared to effectively represent his client’s best interests in court when prudent. Jason strenuously believes in putting the children first in every divorce situation.
Jason began his career at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP in 2001 as a law clerk and has practiced as an attorney since 2003. Jason has tried many complex divorce cases involving multi-million dollar estates and complicated asset and income structures. Jason recently finished a 27-day divorce trial with numerous business valuation experts and witnesses.
Jason is currently a director on the Chicago Kent Alumni Board of Directors. Jason is also a founding co-chair of the Chicago Kent Young Alumni Counsel which is accountable for providing continuing education to alumni and furthering alumni relationships.
Jason is a former board member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (“CLII”) and he now trains new and existing colleagues and professionals to (better) practice Collaborative Law. Jason also assisted in the redrafting and updating of the Participation Agreement used in every Collaborative divorce across the State of Illinois.
Jason graduated from the 2010 American Bar Association Trial Advocacy Institute where he enhanced his skills and competence as a trial lawyer. In 2011, Jason completed the two-day Harvard Law School Negotiation Program to improve his dispute resolution skills.
Jason has and continues to lecture at Chicago Kent College of Law, Loyola Law School, DePaul Law School, the Illinois CPA Society and the Chicago Bar Association and other legal agencies on a number of family law issues including Collaborative Law, trial techniques as they relate to business valuation experts, marriage and divorce planning, guardianship divorce actions on behalf of wards, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence and child custody disputes.
Jason is an active member of the committee responsible for creating the Chicago Bar Foundation's Legal Aid Academy which provides continuing legal education to public interest attorneys at no cost. Jason was also awarded by the Legal Assistance Resource Center for his substantial pro bono efforts and achievements.
Jason graduated from the Indiana University School of Business in 2000 with a B.S. in Marketing and minors in Economics and International Business. As part of his B.S. program, Jason studied economics abroad at Erasmus University in Maastricht, Netherlands.
Jason lives in Oak Park and proudly balances being a lawyer, husband and father to his 7 year old daughter and newborn son.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2003||11/12/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2016|
|Best Lawyers||The Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Best Lawyers||The Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers in America||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Certificate for 7 day program||ABA Trial Advocacy Institute||2010|
|Catholic Charities Volunteer of the Month||Legal Assistance Resource Center||2008|
|Partner||Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP||2001 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Chicago Kent Alumni Board||Director||2013 - Present|
|Young Alumni Council of Chicago Kent College of Law||Co-chair||2010 - 2012|
|Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois||Treasurer||2009 - 2012|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2008 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Family Law Topics||10 Steps to Having a Healthy Blended Family||2015|
|Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Blog||How You Benefit From a Collaborative Divorce and Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Collaborative Lawyer||2014|
|Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Blog||Attorney Assisted Mediation: An Alternative to High Cost/High Conflict Divorce||2013|
|Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Blog||Five Successful Tips for Co-Parenting After Divorce: Making Joint Custody Work||2011|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Indiana University-Bloomington||Marketing, Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|
|Lilac Tree||Considering Your Path to Divorce||2016|
|Advanced Collaborative Training Seminar||Making the Market for the Team-Based Approach||2016|
|YLS CBA Family Law||Collaborative Divorce: What it is and what it isnt.||2015|
|Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education||Working Effectively With Expert Witnesses in Family Law||2015|
|CLII - Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training||Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training||2015|
|Stout Risius and Ross||What Does a Divorce Lawyer Want From a Forensic Accountant||2014|
|Ledded Ltd. Presents||Changing Landscape of Family Law||2013|
|DePaul University||Divorce Law and Public Policy||2013|
|CVLS Collaborative Law Presentation||Collaborative Law||2013|
|Chicago Bar Association, Probate Practice Committee||Corbin v. Corbin. Guardians Initiating Divorce on Behalf of Wards||2013|
|Divorce and Family Planning||Marriage and Divorce: Planning for the Future||2012|