Ted A. Donner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Wheaton, IL

Donner & Company Law Offices LLC
 | 1125 Wheaton Oaks Court, Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-588-1131
Fax: 630-682-1131
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%),
  • Closely Held Business (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Ted A. Donner is the founder and principal of the Donner & Company Law Offices LLC in Wheaton, Illinois. Serving clients throughout Cook, DuPage, Will, Kane and Kendall counties, Mr. Donner focuses his practice on business counseling, antitrust and commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation, employment law, insurance law and real estate law.

After graduating from Roosevelt University in Chicago in 1987, Mr. Donner attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1990. That same year, the Illinois State Bar Association admitted him to practice, as did the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the Central District of Illinois and the Central District of Indiana, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

While pursuing his legal degree, he was the editor for the law school's newsletter and sat on the editorial board for the school's Consumer Law Reporter. He also received several awards for his excellent academic achievements, including the American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Responsibility and Criminal Procedure and recognition as best oralist as a member of the moot court competition.

Since receiving his legal degree, he has held close ties with the law school. Along with serving on the adjunct legal faculty for the past 25 years, he also coaches the school's moot court competition teams, and he received recognition from the Loyola Moot Court Honors Board in 1999 for his outstanding contributions.

Sought for his vast legal knowledge, Mr. Donner lectures extensively throughout his region and across the country on a variety of legal topics, and he has authored numerous articles and publications, including two national treatises involving negotiation best practices and jury selection strategies. He currently serves as president for the DuPage County Bar Association, and he has served on the boards and committees of several professional legal organizations.

Among his other professional affiliations, he is a life fellow with the American Bar Foundation and a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants, the American Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.

He holds a 10 out of 10 rating from Avvo and is AV-Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell.

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Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (40%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Real Estate (20%): Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Short Sale

Insurance Coverage (20%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Closely Held Business (20%)

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Short Sale, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance


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Super Lawyers: 2005, 2008 - 2019

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About Ted Donner

Admitted: 1990, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.donnerco.com/biographies/teddonner.html


  • Lawyer of the Year, DuPage County Bar Association, 2011
  • Board of Directors Award, DuPage County Bar Association, 2008
  • Guest of Honor, Moot Court Board, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1999
  •  "Illinois Super Lawyer", 2005
  • A.V. Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2005-2015 

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • DuPage County Bar Association, Lawyer of the Year, 2010-2011
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Public Interest and Education Commission, 2015-2016
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Editorial Board, Member, 2004-2013
  • Editor-in-Chief of the DCBA Brief, 2007-2008
  • DuPage County Bar Association,  LRS Committee, Chair, 2013-2014
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Budget Committee, Chair, 2015-2016
  • DuPage County Bar Association, President Elect, 2015-2016
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Sustaining Member
  • American Bar Association, House of Delegate, Member, 2015-2016
  • American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society, Life Member
  • SCRIBES, the Society of Legal Writers, Member
  • Member of Board of Directors, American Society of Trial Consultants Foundation, 2010-2015
  • United States District Court, Central District of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2009
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2006
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2002
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1990
  • Editor-in-Chief of the DCBA Brief, 2010-2011
  • Member of Board of Directors, DuPage County Bar Foundation, 2011-2015
  • President of the DuPage County Bar Association, 2016-2017
  • Member, American Society of Trial Consultants
  • Member, American Bar Foundation
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, Jury Selection: Strategy & Science, 3d Ed., Thomson-West, 2017
  • Author, Attorneys Practice Guide to Negotiations, 2nd Ed., Thomson West, 2015

Educational Background:

  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1990
  • B.A, Roosevelt University Chicago, 1987
Office Location for Ted A. Donner

1125 Wheaton Oaks Court
Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: 630-588-1131

Fax: 630-682-1131

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Last Updated: 7/10/2018

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