Jessica Bank Interlandi
"Matrimonial attorneys are in a service industry. Accordingly, I keep the client’s goals paramount. Each client deserves to have his or her legal issues handled by an attorney who can advocate and problem-solve, while addressing the emotions, family dynamics and conflict attendant to a matrimonial law proceeding."
For more than a decade, Jessica has served high asset professionals and their spouses to achieve directed and efficient resolution of the most complex family law issues with an emphasis on business valuation, businesses held in trusts and other estate planning vehicles and interstate child custody and child support disputes. She also has extensive experience in helping with asset protection through drafting of prenuptial and post nuptial agreements.
Jessica works with her clients to form goals and objectives, discuss available options, evaluate likely and desired outcomes, and help them achieve cost-effective and efficient methods for obtaining the most beneficial result.
Jessica received her Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University and her Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She joined Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP in 1999 as a law clerk and became partner with the firm in 2009. Jessica is a seasoned litigator, having graduated from the American Bar Association’s Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, and is trained and certified in mediation and collaborative law. Jessica is on the Domestic Relations Division's list of court-certified mediators. In 2010 and 2011, Jessica was named an Illinois Super Lawyers “Rising Star.” In 2012 and 2013, she was named a “Leading Lawyer.” Jessica has also been named a "Best Lawyer" in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Not only can Jessica go the distance for her clients at the negotiation table and in the courtroom, but she has also completed four Chicago marathons.
Awards and Honors
Best Lawyers in America (2015-2017)
Illinois Super Lawyers (2017)
Illinois Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2010-2011)
Leading Lawyers Network (2012-2016)
Listed as a Top 100 Women Consumer Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Magazine (2016)
The Fay Clayton Award for Outstanding Oralist, November 15, 2000, in the Ninth Annual Ilana Diamond Rovner Appellate Advocacy Competition, Chicago, Illinois.
Former Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Weitzman Center
Alumni Interview Committee, Georgetown University
Participant in Panel “Use of Business Valuation and Interpretation of Financial Statements in the Context of Divorce Proceeding” at the Chicago Bar Association, January 2004
Participant in Panel “Trial Techniques in Domestic Relations—Use of Discovery at Trial: Requests to Admit, Motions in Limine to Bar Evidence, Dissipation Interrogations, Authentication by Certification” at the Chicago Bar Association, February 2012
Requests to Admit Facts and for Genuineness of Documents, Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Newsletter, November 2001, Vol. 45.
Speaker, ""The Family Law Attorney's Perspective on Protecting Your Business: Hope for the Best and Plan for Everything Else," NAWBO's Legal Summit, July 21, 2015.