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Known for his strategic approach, Tim Daw draws on 28 years of experience in litigating and negotiating complex family law cases to help clients achieve their objectives. He works with clients to take charge of their situations by identifying issues, setting priorities, and mapping a course of action to arrive at their goals. As a senior partner of the firm, Mr. Daw assists families and individuals, including executives, business owners, athletes, doctors, celebrities and their spouses and significant others in resolving divorce and other family law matters.

Mr. Daw urges clients to see their divorce strategically, looking beyond the moment and short-term gain to the long-term impact of their decisions. Early in the process he offers a cost/benefit analysis to help clients take the right steps. Because divorce is likely to be one of the largest financial transactions of an individual’s lifetime, Mr. Daw stresses achieving a balance of cash, real estate and retirement investments in the settlement.

Respected as one of the top family lawyers in the Chicago area, Mr. Daw brings expertise to a wide range of family issues including complex financial matters, business valuations, tax planning, shareholder divorce, custody disputes, property division, maintenance issues, and prenuptial agreements.

Mr. Daw has been recognized by his peers and the community for his trial and litigation skills and for his philanthropic efforts. He has been listed among the Best Lawyers in America by Neifeh and Smith, an Illinois Super Lawyer, and a member of the Leading Lawyers Network. The DuPage County Bar Association has recognized him for his outstanding service to the Bar. The DuPage County Legal Assistance Foundation has recognized his pro bono service.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 100%

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Schiller, DuCanto and Fleck LLP

200 North La Salle Street 30th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60601


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198511/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaNeifeh and Smith2014
Illinois Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Leading LawyerLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2014
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Family Law Topics BlogA Child Does Not have the Right to Ultimately Choose His or Her Custodian2014
Family Law Topics BlogChildren of Divorced Parents Can Sue for College Expenses2013
Family Law Topics BlogDivorcing in a Volatile Economic Market2012
Family Law Topics Blog“Net Income” for Child Support Purposes2011
Family Law Topics BlogCan There Be Such a Thing As a Civil Divorce?2011
DuPage County Bar Association BriefMotions to Strike and Dismiss in Domestic Relations Cases2007
Chicago Bar AssociationGuideline Child Support and Deviation Therefrom2006
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Illinois)The Modification of Judgments for Dissolution of Marriage2004
DuPage County Bar Association BriefRevisiting Transmutation 20 Years Later: Still Untamed?2003
Illinois Family Law Series Volume 1, IICLEClient Management & Education2003
ABA Section of Family Law Fall CLE MeetingPreparing for the Great Cross: What Do You Know2002
DuPage County Bar Association BriefThe Possible Interjection of the New Spouse's Finances Into Post-Decree Dissolution of Marriage Proceedings2001
Illinois CPA SocietyFinancial Planning and Tax Considerations of Divorce1995
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationSifting Through the Tax Return1990
Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers NewsletterContempt Proceedings in Domestic Relations Cases1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982