Meet Marta

Bio Honors & Awards Admissions Memberships

Northwestern University School of Law, J.D. (2015)
University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A. With High Honors (2010)

Marta Malko is an associate at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP. She focuses her practice on high stakes family law litigation pertaining to matters of dissolution of marriage, child support, parental rights, allocation of parenting time, maintenance, and orders of protection. Her confident courtroom presence, strategic approach, strong negotiation skills, and experience preparing clients for trial allows her to deliver favorable outcomes for her clients.

Prior to joining Schiller DuCanto & Fleck, Marta was a former Assistant Public Defender with the Kane County Public Defender’s Office, where she successfully represented clients in misdemeanor and felony criminal cases. She has years of experience in all aspects of bench and jury trials, including jury selection, direct and cross examination of witnesses, and delivery of opening statements and closing arguments. During her time as an Assistant Public Defender, Marta has overseen independent case investigations, prepared clients on defense strategy, and drafted and argued various pre-trial and post-trial motions. Given her unique legal background, Marta understands how zealous and compassionate advocacy can help her clients navigate some of the most challenging times of their lives and achieve the best possible outcomes.

  • Dean’s List Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
  • Illinois (2015)
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Association

Marta earned her Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law in 2015. While in law school, she was named to the Dean’s List multiple semesters, served as the Associate Article Editor and on the Articles Review Board of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. Marta interned at the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law, where she advocated for wrongfully convicted clients and helped them fight for their exoneration. At the Center on Wrongful Convictions, Marta worked on a team dedicated to identifying and rectifying serious miscarriages of justice by gathering new evidence, interviewing witnesses and police detectives, reinvestigating crime scenes, examining forensic evidence and police reports, conducting legal research, and assisting with post-conviction court proceedings. Marta was also on the Public Service Honor Roll, which recognizes individuals who have completed more than 350 hours of public service. Marta earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she double majored in Journalism and Political Science, graduating with high honors.