Dean S. Dussias | Partner

Family Law


“There’s something about being there for someone at the moment when they really need you most – that’s what I value most about what I do.  I can be that calm voice that helps you navigate your way through the storm.  It can be challenging, of course, to work with people in difficult and painful situations, but also deeply rewarding.  I connect with people at the moment when I can truly make a difference in their lives, guiding them through, getting them to the other side.”


Phone: (312) 967-7602


A practitioner in the area of family law with nearly three decades of experience, Dean S. Dussias has built his reputation by representing entrepreneurs, executives and other prominent clients in high profile and financially complicated cases with a careful, discreet approach that solves problems and mitigates risks.
Dean’s focus is on providing the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the area of family law, helping clients and their families navigate this difficult and emotional area of the law with dignity, compassion and privacy. This means helping clients negotiate when possible, but also being prepared to litigate when necessary.  Because his goal is to solve disputes in a rational and cost-effective manner ensuring privacy among his clients, he often recommends alternatives to costly court proceedings, such as mediation and collaborative divorces.
Dean began his career with the firm of Rosenfeld, Rotenberg, Hafron and Shapiro, where he practiced exclusively in the area of family law-related matters.  After spending 10 years with the firm and becoming partner, he launched his own firm, and Dussias Law Group quickly established a reputation as a top resource for high-net-worth individuals, garnering awards and honors for their work.


Membership & Honors

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 regularly recognized as one of the Chicago area’s leading family law attorneys, with recent honors including:
Tier 1 recognition by US News and World Report as one of Illinois’ Best Law Firms
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  • Dean was named a Leading Lawyer for 2016
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Recipient of the “40 under 40” designation by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Dean is also a member of 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 former director of the Hellenic Bar Association (HBA).

Articles and Speaking Engagements

An accomplished speaker and author, Dean has given 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, discussing divorce-related topics.

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