Carlton R. Marcyan CFP®, CPA

Senior Partner

"Achieving beneficial resolution in family law cases is the concern for my clients. My approach is to provide a thoughtful, measured and intelligent approach to helping them achieve their goals."

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, Mr. Marcyan represents high-level executives, entrepreneurs, professionals and their spouses.

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

Prior to joining Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, Mr. Marcyan 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, Mr. Marcyan 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.

Mr. Marcyan is listed in Best Lawyers of America, named a Leading Lawyer by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, selected an Illinois Super Lawyer, and honored as the 2012 Chicago Family Law "Lawyer of the Year" and the 2014 and 2011 Chicago Collaborative Law "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America.

Carlton Marcyan


Awards and Honors

2018 Chicago Collaborative Law “Lawyer of the Year" - Best Lawyers in America

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 (2005-2018)

Leading Lawyers Network (1998-2017)

Illinois Super Lawyer (2005-2018)

Michael Cohen Award - AAML Illinois Chapter

CVLS Lawyer of the Year Award

John Marshall Law School Distinguished Alumni Award

In the News

The Master of “Legal Tai Chi” in Family Law - Leading Lawyers Network Magazine


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


Certified Public Accountant, Illinois, 1978

Certified Financial Planner, 1991

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, 2000


U.S. Marine Corps, 1973-1975


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