Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP
Brittany Heitz Goodlett is a partner at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP who represents business owners, professionals and their spouses in complex divorce and family law matters. Brittany’s diverse practice includes representing clients in high-stakes litigation involving closely held business interests, international parenting disputes, and substantial spousal support issues. Widely recognized for her ability to find creative solutions to advance her clients’ interests in even the most challenging cases, Brittany’s extensive experience as both a zealous advocate in the courtroom and a skilled negotiator in alternative dispute settings leaves her uniquely positioned to tailor her approach to her clients’ priorities and individual circumstances.
Well-regarded by judges, opposing counsel and the legal community, Brittany was selected as a 40 Under Forty Illinois Attorney to Watch by Law Bulletin Media for 2020. She was also named among the Top 10 Illinois Women Emerging Lawyers and Top 100 Illinois Emerging Lawyers by Leading Lawyers for 2020, and she has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyers “Rising Star” since 2016.
Brittany is well-versed in virtually all aspects of litigation. She has dedicated her career to protecting her clients’ interests and securing outcomes that provide her clients with peace of mind for their future. She has obtained favorable financial judgments for her clients and prevailed on various parenting issues for both mothers and fathers. She is a fierce litigator with a commanding courtroom presence, but understands the importance of pragmatic negotiations in achieving her clients’ goals efficiently and discreetly. Brittany has developed a robust mediation practice and skillfully navigates her clients through the alternative dispute resolution process. Whether in court or at the bargaining table, Brittany brings to every situation a deep knowledge of business matters—including the valuation of business interests, complicated executive compensation plans and the tracing of non-marital assets—as well as a thorough understanding of the issues facing business owners and individuals with complex estates.
Brittany began her legal career as a law clerk for Schiller DuCanto & Fleck while earning her law degree from DePaul University College of Law, and became one of the fastest attorneys at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP to be elevated to partner. In addition to serving as the Symposium Editor for the DePaul Law Review while in law school, Brittany was an extern for the Honorable Wayne R. Andersen, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (retired).
Committed to giving back to the community, Brittany provides pro bono legal representation for the underprivileged and has served as a guest speaker at her alma mater, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree focused on child development and family studies. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new travel destinations and spending time with her two young children.