Eric Schulman

Eric Schulman

Senior Partner
"I advocate honestly and aggressively for my clients to protect their estate and standard of living at a critical time in their lives."

Meet Eric

  • Bio
  • Honors & Awards
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Articles & Publications
  • Videos

Education
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, J.D., cum laude (1997)
University of Iowa, B.A. (1994)

Divorce becomes a critical stage in the lives of individuals going through it for many reasons; a predominant concern is the threat to their quality of life. With balanced, yet aggressive advocacy, Eric Schulman helps protect the lifestyle of clients and their children, especially if a spouse lacks experience in managing family finances. Eric is diligent about examining income, spending and assets to make sure that all resources are known for the benefit of his clients.

Since every divorce, like every person, is different, Eric provides clients with individualized attention from start to finish of their case. A careful listener, he helps clients identify goals, then keeps their needs at the forefront as he works towards a favorable result. Known for hard work and exceptional effort, Eric also strives to manage cases with efficiency and consideration to cost. Above all, honesty and integrity characterize his counsel.

Elected a partner at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP in 2004, Eric lectures in the areas of family law and has taught classes on Illinois divorce law for the College of Lake County and has served as a guest lecturer for Loyola University School of Law. He is a former Family Law Co-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and previously served as a member of the Judicial Evaluation Committee for the Chicago Bar Association.

Since 2006 Eric has been named a "Leading Lawyer" in the practice of Illinois family law by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, and in 2007 was chosen as one of the "40 Attorneys Under 40 in Illinois to Watch.” He was previously named a "Rising Star" Illinois attorney, and in 2012, an Illinois Super Lawyer. He also has been named as one of the Nation's Leading Matrimonial Lawyers in Best Lawyers in America by Neifeh and Smith. Eric is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

  • "40 Attorneys Under 40 in Illinois to Watch", 2007, Law Bulletin Publishing Company
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - 2024, Neifeh and Smith
  • Leading Lawyers Network, 2006 - 2021, Law Bulletin Publishing Company
  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2012-2023
  • Illinois Rising Star, 2008 - 2009, 2011
  • Illinois (1997)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (1998)

Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association (Judicial Evaluation Committee) (2000-2002)
  • Lake County Bar Association (Family Law Division)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • American Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • Chicago Bar Association (Family Law Co-Chairman, Young Lawyers Section) (1999-2000)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Family Law Section)

Leadership Roles

  • Part-Time Faculty Member, "Everything You Wanted to Know About Divorce But Were Afraid to Ask", College of Lake County
  • Editorial Board, The Matrimonial Strategist, Law Journal Newsletters

Authorships

  • Sleeping with the Enemy: Combating the Sexual Spread of HIV-AIDS, The John Marshall Law Review, Summer 1996

Lectures

  • The Lilac Tree, "Divorce Math: Assets, Liabilities and Your Budget," October 2018
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Illinois, Columbus Day Seminar 2017, "Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot:  What to Do with Bonuses, Commissions, Variable Income," October 2017
  • Lake County Bar Association, Family Law Legislative Update CLE, "Attorney's Fees, " November 2015
  • Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Section Family Law Committee, Family Law Pre-Trial Conferences: “Effectively Communicating Your Client’s Case – What to Do and How to Do It”, March, 2007
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education "Discovery in Domestic Relations Matters", May, 2006
  • Moderator, Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, "Strengthen Your Domestic Relations Case", June, 2000
  • Moderator, Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, "Development of a Contested Child Custody/Visitation Case", January, 2000

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