Mackenzie A. Ditch
"No two families are the same and each client deserves a unique approach to resolving their family law disputes. Through open communication, compassion, and diligence, I work with clients to create individualized plans to help them get through this trying time and move ahead to the next chapter in their lives."
Mackenzie A. Ditch is an Associate at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP. Using her educational background in tax, business, and family law, Ms. Ditch focuses her practice on complex financial matters, intricate legal issues, and child custody disputes. She works with her clients to create goals and objectives, discuss available options, and form efficient and effective plans for representation. Ms. Ditch believes that mutual trust and effective communication is the key to a productive attorney-client relationship, and prides herself on being an approachable resource to all clients.
Ms. Ditch began her legal career at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck, LLP as a law clerk in 2015. She was hired as an Associate in 2017. Ms. Ditch received her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law where she focused her studies on Tax, Business, Civil Procedure, and Family Law. As a result of her studies, Ms. Ditch earned a Certificate in Business Law. During her time at DePaul University College of Law, she was a Child and Family Law Fellow, as well as the Vice President of the Child and Family Law Society. In addition to her focus on family law, Ms. Ditch served as a DePaul College of Law representative in the ABA Tax Law Challenge.
During law school, Ms. Ditch gained vast knowledge and experience serving as a Legal Extern with the Honorable Judge Veronica Mathein in the Cook County Circuit Court Domestic Relations Division. She also volunteered at the Domestic Violence Courthouse where she helped pro se litigants prepare Emergency Petitions for Orders of Protection.
Prior to her legal career, Ms. Ditch worked for two education-focused nonprofits where she developed meaningful oral and written communication skills, and developed her passion for family law. In addition, she worked for Professor John Decker as a Senior Research Assistant and was published in Illinois Decisions on Search and Seizure. Originally from Iowa, Ms. Ditch worked for the Iowa House of Representatives before completing her undergraduate degree at Loyola University Chicago. Today, she remains active in the community by volunteering with Chicago Scholars and mentoring current law students.
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