Scott C Colky
Statement of Practice
Family Law, Child Custody, Divorce, Adoptions, Postnuptial Agreements, Paternity, Surrogacy, Premarital Agreements, Grandparents Rights, Litigation and Mediation.
Fellow - American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Scott C Colky
Colky & Kirsh
1 N LaSalle St #3100
Chicago IL 60602
Tel: 312 558-9700
Fax: 312 558-9899
Scott Colky is the senior and founding partner of Colky & Kirsh, Ltd. Scott began his career as a criminal trial attorney and has logged many hours in the courtroom, handling hundreds of major felony cases, including murder cases. Renowned among peers for his creativity and expertise in turning around even the most intractable cases, Scott is often sought out to serve as co-counsel. He also is well known and highly regarded for his cross-examination of psychiatrists and psychologists in custody cases and has garnered the respect of the mental health community for his understanding of complex mental health issues. In this regard, he is perhaps best known for his work on The Walgreen Custody and Adoption Case (1995-96), which was widely reported by both the Chicago and national media. He has been retained as an expert witness on the validity of pre nuptial agreements.
Scott is a 1974 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been active in campus, state and national politics from a young age, including local organizing on behalf of Robert F. Kennedyâ€™s 1968 presidential campaign and Adlai Stevenson IIIâ€™s 1970 senatorial campaign. Scott also served as President of the Undergraduate Student Association while at the University of Illinois and helped establish Student Legal Services and the Tenant Services Union. He has remained committed to using his legal skills to further causes important to him, such as successfully representing Clergy and Laity Concerned, a national nonprofit advancing peace and justice issues, in a suit against the Chicago Board of Education which was allowing on-site military recruitment at city high schools while preventing Clergy and Laity Concerned from providing counseling on other options. The outcome of this case has been cited more than 15 times in a variety of district courts, the Rhode Island Supreme Court and the Tennessee Court of Appeals.
Scott received his J.D. degree from Loyola University of Chicago in 1977 and was admitted later that same year to the Illinois State Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Scott also is admitted to practice law in the State of Montana.