Awards & News


CHICAGO (Thursday, May 18, 2017) Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE 2017)

MikeMichael F. Koenigsberger of Dussias Skallas Wittenberg Koenigsberger LLP presented at the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE 2017) session on “Child Support and Maintenance Program”.  Michael’s session on “High(er) Income Case Child Support and Maintenance” provided an explanation on how guidelines are applied and when they are deviated from on higher income cases. Michael was also a key member of the roundtable panel discussion that included judges and practitioners sharing their thoughts on where the law is heading and how all members of the board can contribute to serving justice as family law attorneys.

CHICAGO (Thursday, May 18, 2017) Woman’s Athletic Club of Chicago 

De18119351_10211065851260956_5947041410949131041_nan S. Dussias of Dussias Skallas Wittenberg Koenigsberger LLP was the keynote speaker at the “Divorce Alliance” Chicago Chapter Meeting.  Dean presented and lead the round table discussion on the topic of the “Out Spouse” in a divorce proceeding.  The conference was hosted by UBS Financial Services, Inc. at the Woman’s Athletic Club of Chicago.

 


Judd Fineberg Recognized by the Illinois Trial Court Divorce Digest

Judd F.The May 2017 edition of the Illinois Trial Court Divorce Digest featured Dussias Skallas Wittenberg Koenigsberger attorney Judd Z. Fineberg for his success on behalf of a client whose former wife attempted to claim a share of his disability payments as marital property.
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DSWK LLP receives the Metropolitan Tier One Ranking in Family Law from 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

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The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submissions process. The 2016 survey had more than 17,000 attorneys providing almost 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients providing more than 40,000 evaluations.

 

 


Fast-Growing Law Firm Adds Another Named Partner

MK FinalThe newly-named Dussias Skallas Wittenberg Koenigsberger welcomes noted family lawyer, Michael F. Koenigsberger, to our fast-growing firm.
Well-known for his acumen in handling business valuations and other financial issues that can arise in family law cases, Michael is a natural fit for our integrated practice and he brings with him two associates equally suited to serve our business-minded clients: Theresa Lechner and Judd Fineberg. Together, these skilled negotiators and litigators have represented hundreds of clients in complex custody and financial issues, prenuptial agreements, paternity cases, and domestic relations matters.

 


CHICAGO (November 17, 2016) Dussias Skallas Wittenberg LLP

CongrDSW_LLP-EliosPhoto2016-18atulates partner Christine Harney who was recently named to Chicago Lawyer’s prestigious “Forty Under 40” list for 2016. “Forty Under 40” awards the most talented attorneys under 40 who are on the fast-track in the legal profession and in their community. Founding partners Dean S. Dussias and A. Thomas Skallas are both past winners of this honor.
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Follow-Up Article for Illinois Trial Court Divorce Digest for Success in Custody Case

The September 2016 edition of the Illinois Trial Court Divorce Digest featured Dussias Skallas Wittenberg attorneys Daniel Kessler and Marvin A. Mendez for their success in winning custody arrangements on behalf of a client seeking to maintain stability and security for her children.
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New Illinois Child Support Rules Coming July 1, 2017

Illinois’ child support guidelines will soon be brought into line with those in most other states, adopting an “income shares” model.
This method of calculation, which considers both the “custodial” and “noncustodial” parents’ incomes, is designed to ensure a child receives the same proportion of parental income that he or she would have gotten if the parents had not divorced or separated. In other words, it reinforces the age old adage that support is the obligation and duty of both parents.
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2016 Best Law Firms

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Dussias Skallas Wittenberg LLP receives the Metropolitan Tier One Ranking in Family Law from 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”
The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submissions process. The 2016 survey had more than 17,000 attorneys providing almost 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients providing more than 40,000 evaluations.
Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity, according to the editors of Best Lawyers. 


2016 Emerging Lawyers by Leading Lawyers.

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Dussias Skallas Wittenberg LLP congratulates attorney Marvin Mendez on being named as 2016 Emerging Lawyers by Leading Lawyers, which recognizes the top two percent of lawyers who are either under the age of 40 or have been practicing law for less than ten years.  They were recognized for their excellence in practicing family law.

 


CHICAGO (Wednesday April 13, 2016) Leading Lawyers

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Dean S. Dussias of Dussias Skallas Wittenberg LLP has a simple rule for the divorce cases he handles: He tackles visitation and custody issues first.
Article originally appeared in Leading Lawyers Magazine—Consumer Edition for 2016.  
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 CHICAGO (Tuesday, March 14, 2016) People on the Move

logo_crains_chicago_business-378x227The law firm of Dussias Skallas Wittenberg LLP has a new named partner. Well-known family lawyer, Steven G. Wittenberg, joins the practice this month, bringing with him two partners who also focus their practices on family law.
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CHICAGO (Tuesday, March 01, 2016)

“Instead of having a transactional-based practice where the client’s one and done, it’s about a relationship now so that if we can do more of their other type of work — whether it’s estate planning, or real estate or otherwise — they become a client for life,” Skallas says…
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Photo by Michael R. Schmidt-Chicago, IL-February 10, 2016 (From Left) Steven Wittenberg, Dean Dussias and A. Thomas Skallas of Dussias Skallas LLP.

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(From Left) Steven Wittenberg, Dean Dussias and A. Thomas Skallas of Dussias Skallas LLP.


CHICAGO (Thursday, March 03, 2016)

Entrepreneur-Focused Law Firm with Integrated Family, Corporate Services Growing Fast as New Business Model Catches On.
The law firm of Dussias Skallas LLP has a new named partner. Well-known family lawyer Steven G. Wittenberg joins the practice this month, bringing with him two partners who also focus their practices on family law.
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 ReutersCHICAGO (December 8, 2015) Dussias Skallas Marks First Anniversary With Sale of Business Client Forest Financial Group to Hub International

The law firm Dussias Skallas LLP marked its first year in business with the completion of a major corporate transaction.
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 2015 Emerging Lawyers by Leading Lawyers

Dussias Skallas congratulates attorneys Daniel Gold-Kessler, and Alexa Goutos on being named as 2015 Emerging Lawyers by Leading Lawyers, which recognizes the top two percent of lawyers who are either under the age of 40 or have been practicing law for less than ten years.  They were recognized for their excellence in practicing family law. 
Law Bulletin Publishing Company, through its Leading Lawyers division, conducts comprehensive research with the purpose of identifying the top two percent of lawyers who are 40 years old or younger or practicing law 10 years or less and have proven themselves professional, ethical and experienced at an early point in their legal career. The recipients of this distinction are selected by their peers and approved by the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board. Only the top lawyers in Illinois are nominated and eligible for membership.

2015 Best Law Firms

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Dussias Skallas LLP receives the Metropolitan Tier One Ranking in Family Law from 2015 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”
The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submissions process. The 2015 survey had more than 17,000 attorneys providing almost 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients providing more than 40,000 evaluations.
Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity, according to the editors of Best Lawyers. 

CHICAGO (October 22, 2011)

Dean S. Dussias received the Professional Achievement Award from The Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois.

CHICAGO, Divorce Digest (July 13, 2011)

In their July, 2011 edition of the Illinois Trial Court Divorce Digest reported a decision reached by a Cook County Circuit Court Judge favorably for one of our clients.

CHICAGO, Tribune (June 15, 2011)

Dean Dussias was quoted in the Chicago’s daily news paper on Wednesday June 15, 2011.

CHICAGO, WGN Radio (June 1, 2011)

Mr. Dussias appeared on WGN 720AM Radio with morning show host Greg Jarrett to discuss the new Civil Union law enacted in Illinois.

CHICAGO, WGN Radio (February 26, 2011)

Mr. Dussias appeared on WGN Radio with host Andrea Darlas to discuss the increase in prenuptial agreements and why they are a good idea for of all income levels.

CHICAGO, WGN Radio (February 17, 2011)

Mr. Dussias appeared on WGN Radio’s Greg Jarrett to discuss the downturn in the marriage and divorce rates in the US.

CHICAGO, WFLD Fox 32 News (August 31, 2010)

Mr. Dussias talks about trends in divorce and marriage, especially in today’s bad economy.

CHICAGO, Daily Law Bulletin (November 15, 2010)

Mr. Dussias talks to the Law Bulletin about the trends in marriage in divorce in today’s economy.

CHICAGO, WGN Radio (November 1, 2010)

Mr. Dussias talks about how the rules of marriage and divorce are changing dramatically due to social, political and economic issues.

Pioneer Press (November 1, 2010)

A profile of Mr. Dussias and his new term as president of the Illinois chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.