Dwayne Douglas

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Lake Bluff, IL

Law Offices of Dwayne Douglas, P.C.
 | 900 North Shore Dr, Suite 185
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Phone: 847-220-4050
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

As founder of the Law Offices of Dwayne Douglas, P.C., Mr. Douglas is dedicated to representing clients in Lake Bluff, and throughout Lake County and Northern Illinois. He focuses his practice on handling family law cases that involve the following matters: child support, custody, visitation, adoption and divorce.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in psychology at Northern Illinois University in 1987, Mr. Douglas went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, in 1990.

Dealing with legal issues can take a toll on everyone in the family. Keeping that in mind, Mr. Douglas works closely with his clients to resolve issues as quickly and effectively as possible. As a certified arbitrator and guardian ad litem, he has experience representing clients through all phases of the legal process. To better serve the community where he practices, Mr. Douglas is fluent in Spanish.

Working with people from all walks of life, Mr. Douglas takes a compassionate approach to every case. He gives the time and attention necessary to understand his clients' goals and priorities. Through applying his legal knowledge and using innovative strategies, Mr. Douglas has built a career of helping families through even the most complex matters.

A published author and frequent speaker, Mr. Douglas is active in the legal community. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Lake County Bar Association.

When he is not at his practice, Mr. Douglas enjoys doing volunteer and pro bono work, and is a member of the Ravinia Neighbors Association. He received an award from the Lake County Bar Association for his participation in its Volunteer Lawyers Program.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018

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About Dwayne Douglas

Admitted: 1991, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.douglaslawoffices.com/Attorney-Profile/Dwayne-Dou...

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified, Guardian Ad Litem
  • Certified Child Representative
  • Certified Arbitrator, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois, 1991
  • Vice-Chair, Lake County Bar Association’s Family Law Committee
  • Former President, Jefferson Inn of Court
  • Ravinia Neighbors Association, Former Board Member
  • Criminal Law Committee, Member
  • Local Government Committee, Member
  • Family Law Committee’s Planning Subcommittee
  • Federal Trial Bar, Member
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Human Rights Commission of the City of Highland Park, Former Liaison
  • Grant Committee, Member
  • Liaison, Latino Advisory Committee
  • Moraine Township Government, Elected Trustee
  • Co-Chair, Campaign for Legal Services for Prairie State Legal Services
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program, Lake County Bar Association, 2004 - Present
  • Volunteer, Vineyard Church of Evanston
  • Ethics Advisor for the Township Government

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Individual Retirement Account Withdrawals as "Income" for Child Support Purposes, Lake County Bar Association Docket, 2013
  • Speaker, Wilson v. Clark, the principle and its development, Memphis, Tennessee, 2010
  • Speaker, Guardianship and Custody Proceedings. Where do parents stand against third parties?, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2009
  • Judicial Subcircuits: What are they? Why have them? Where do we go from here?, Lake County Bar Association Docket, 2008
  • Speaker, Retainers for Attorney's Fees, To Whom Does Your Retainer Belong, Washington D.C., 2008
  • When Can I Appeal a "Final" Judgment?, Lake County Bar Association Docket, 2007
  • Speaker, When Can I Appeal a "Final" Judgment? Considerations for Family Law Practitioners, Santa Monica, California, 2007
  • Speaker, Sexually Violent and Dangerous Persons' Cases: A Nuts and Bolts Primer, Urbana, Illinois, 2006
  • Dispositive Motions in Family Law Cases, Lake County Bar Association Docket, 2006
  • Dispositive Motions in Family Law Cases, 2-619 Motion to Dismiss, Motion for Summary Judgment, Motion for Declaratory Judgment, Savannah, Georgia, Speaker, 2006
  • An Introduction to the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act, Lake County Bar Association Docket, 2005
  • Changes to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 237 Have Arrived, Lake County Bar Association Docket, 2005
  • Speaker, Criminal Prosecutions and Order of Protection Proceedings: Possible Relationships to Family Law Proceedings, Hilton Head, South Carolina, 2003
  • An Alternative to Prison Sentences for "Non-Probationable" Offenses: The Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act, Lake County Bar Association Docket, 1994

Educational Background:

  • Northern Illinois University, B.A., Major: Psychology, 1987
Office Location for Dwayne Douglas

900 North Shore Dr
Suite 185
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Phone: 847-220-4050

 

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Last Updated: 9/6/2017

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