Lake Forest native and resident Joseph Waldeck joins Schiller DuCanto & Fleck as partner

Law firm Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP announce the addition of Judge Joseph Waldeck. Waldeck will work out of the firm’s Lake Forest office. According to the following press release:

The law firm of Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP announces the addition of Judge Joseph Waldeck as a new partner to its legal team. Waldeck brings nearly 20 years of experience from the bench, previously serving as an Associate Judge in the 19th Circuit in Lake County. During his judicial career, he focused on juvenile, domestic abuse and family law matters.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve for the last two decades. During my tenure on the bench, I have developed a great deal of respect for the attorneys at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck. The firm has an established reputation of excellence in the practice of family law and I hold them in the highest regard for both their legal knowledge as well as their standard of ethics,” said Waldeck. “I look forward to returning to the practice of family law and I hope to offer my judicial experience, insight and knowledge to help navigate clients complex litigation to achieve the best possible results.

The firm of Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP is the largest family law firm of its kind in the country. It is internationally recognized as a model for firms practicing in family law and primarily focusing on solving affluent clients’ problems to achieve the best possible results. Its mission of ensuring quality, knowledge and experience to clients is evident through numerous awards, including being named as one of the best law firms in 2011-2014 by U.S. News & World Report. It is also recognized as having outstanding lawyers in peer ratings and publications such as Best Lawyers in America and Law Dragon Top 500.

Waldeck will be working out of Chicago-based Schiller DuCanto & Fleck’s Lake Forest office. In addition to serving most of his career in Lake County, he is also a lifelong resident of Lake Forest with long-time family connections to the community. Remaining in the area was very important to Waldeck so he can continue his family’s tradition of dedication and public service. His father, Frank Waldeck, is the oldest living former mayor of the City of Lake Forest. He was raised with a strong sense of community pride and commitment, with both of his parents having sat on numerous boards and committees for the city. His wife, Catherine, currently serves as an alderman for the City of Lake Forest and serves on the Women’s Board of Northwestern/Lake Forest Hospital. Waldeck and his wife both previously served on the Board of Northwestern/Lake Forest Hospital. Waldeck and his wife both previously served on the board for A Safe Place, a center for battered and abused individuals, and remain actively involved with the organization.

Waldeck received a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and later earned his J.D. from Lewis University, now Northern Illinois University College of Law. After serving as a felony assistant in the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office, Waldeck entered private practice. He was appointed as a Lake County Judge in 1995.

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