Richard G. Douglass

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Chicago, IL

Douglass & Ladisch Douglass P.C.
77 W Wacker Dr, Suite 4500
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 773-726-4983
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (50%), Insurance Coverage (20%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%), Professional Liability: Defense (10%), Real Estate: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Representing clients in matters of professional liability, real estate law, insurance law, finance-related commercial disputes, and other complex legal issues, Richard G. Douglass is an attorney and managing shareholder with Douglass & Ladisch Douglass P.C. His clients often come from the Chicago, Illinois, area, and he has almost two decades of experience working with all types of businesses, including food products organizations, banking organizations, publicly traded Fortune 500 energy companies, federally regulated electric RTOs, energy companies, private investment firms and entrepreneurs.

In 1998, Mr. Douglass graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts, then continued his schooling to study the law. At the University of Georgia School of Law, he graduated magna cum laude with his Juris Doctor, was Chief Justice of the Honor Court, Order of the Coif and a member of the Law Review.

Admitted to practice in the state of Illinois since 2004, Mr. Douglass is versatile and experienced in many commercial matters. These include the following: employment matters, compensation disputes, restrictive covenants, insurance coverage, securities fraud, legal malpractice defense, mortgage and lien foreclosure, building code violations, condominium disputes, multi-use property claims, fraud and misrepresentations, purchase and sale contracts, and business torts.

Mr. Douglass is familiar with energy commodity market manipulations, power purchase agreement disputes, breach of employment agreement disputes, legal malpractice defense, construction litigation, development agreement disputes, successor liability disputes and corporate restricting. During his career, he has represented a global jewelry and diamond company, a luxury residential development in Hawaii and high-level traders and financial advisers.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 20%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10%Professional Liability: Defense
  • 10%Real Estate: Business
Focus Areas

Insurance, Legal Malpractice


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021

About Richard G. Douglass

Admitted: 2004, Missouri

Professional Webpage:


  • Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, Georgia Law Review, Honor Court Chief Justice, 2002, University of Georgia School of Law

Educational Background

  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A., magna cum laude, 1998

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member of the ISBA Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council for 2021-2022, 2021
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Office Location for Richard G. Douglass

77 W Wacker Dr
Suite 4500
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 773-726-4983

Last Updated: 6/22/2021

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