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Dean Dussias has been a practitioner in the area of family law for 25 years. He represents business leaders, professionals and other high profile clients in complex financial matters. He also has been a voice for children representing their rights in divorce cases as a guardian ad litem in the Cook County courts.
Dean is a Fellow and past President of the Illinois chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). The AAML is the preeminent organization of family law attorneys consisting of approximately 1,600 fellows nationwide. He is the only Greek American lawyer in Illinois who is a fellow of the AAML. He is regularly recognized as one of the Chicago area's leading family law attorneys. His honors include selection as one of Illinois' "Super Lawyers" from 2008-2016, "Leading Lawyers," and "Best Lawyers in America." Dean also has an AV (which is the highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell. He was selected in 2002 as one of "40 under 40 attorneys to watch in Illinois."
An accomplished speaker and author, Dean gives lectures and writes articles for legal publications about the latest developments in family law. He has been a faculty member and lecturer at the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) and often appears in the media talking about divorce related topics.
Dean is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and the John Marshall Law School in 1990. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and in the Federal Court.
Dean is a member in good standing with the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) and the American Bar Association (ABA). He is fluent in the Greek language and a member and director of the Hellenic Bar Association (HBA).
Notable Cases and Results:
The firm has represented leaders in all fields of business, professional sports and medicine.
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1991
Year of Birth: 1965
Law School: The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1991
Undergraduate School: Loyola University of Chicago, B.A. 1987
In order to be able to help people during what may be the worst time of their life, Dussias Skallas Wittenberg, LLP is very selective about the cases it accepts, allowing the firm to provide each client with excellent representation and the most responsive service. Mr. Dussias is especially well known for his experience in representing high-net-worth clients in divorce cases and in drafting pre-marital and post-marital agreements. He frequently represents business leaders, professionals and other high-profile clients.
Principal of Dussias Law Group, 2001-2014
Partner, Rosenfeld, Rotenberg, Hafron & Shapiro, 1991-2001.
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Member of the faculty and lecturer, 2006
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Chicago Bar Association
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Hellenic Bar Association
Family lawyer Dean S. Dussias and business lawyer A. Thomas Skallas founded our firm in 2015. With the addition of family lawyer Steven G. Wittenberg in 2016, Dussias Skallas Wittenberg LLP continues to attract entrepreneurial clients and recruit top legal talent with its innovative service model: assembling integrated teams of business and family lawyers to focus on each client’s full legal needs, rather than organizing itself into separate practice groups.
Additional Office Locations:
Oak Brook Office (by appointment)
700 Commerce Drive #500
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
Deerfield Office (by appointment)
500 Lake Cook Road #3
Deerfield, Illinois 60014
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