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I am committed to providing affordable, quality legal services in family law matters, such as divorce, child custody, child support, adoptions, contempt proceedings, and all other family law matters, here in Lake County, and throughout the Chicago area. My practice is primarily concentrated in family law matters and appeals. I am the former President of the Jefferson Inn of Court, a Lake County organization committed to professionalism and ethics; and the current Vice-Chair of the Family Law Committee of the Lake County Bar Association. My office is in Lake Bluff, I reside in Highland Park with my wife and daughter, and I serve the Moraine Township government as a Township Trustee.

If you require representation in a divorce, another family law matter, or an appeal, do not hesistate to contact me.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 75%
    17 years
  2. Family: 20%
    17 years
  3. Appeals: 5%
    18 years



Hourly ($325/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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  • Carol Ann O'Connor Cadiz

    Mr Douglas and I were on opposite sides of a divorce case. He represented his client well and was professional throughout. If you are looking for a terrific divorce lawyer out in Lake County, I would highly recommend Dwayne Douglas


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Contact info

Law Offices of Dwayne Douglas, P.C.

900 N. Shore Dr.
Ste 185
Lake Bluff, IL, 60044


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199111/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Volunteer Lawyers ProgramLake County Bar Association2012
Volunteer Lawyers ProgramLake County Bar Association2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AssistantLake County Public Defender's Office1992 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lake County Bar AssociationVice Chair - Family Law CommitteeN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationIndividual Retirement Account Withdrawals as "Income" for Child Support Purposes2013
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationJudicial Subcircuits: What are they? Why have them? Where do we go from here?2008
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationWhen Can I Appeal a "Final" Judgment?2007
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationDispositive Motions in Family Law Cases2006
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationAn Introduction to the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act2005
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationChanges to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 237 Have Arrived2005
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationAn Alternative to Prison Sentences for "Non-Probationable" Offenses: The Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Northern Illinois UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Memphis, TNWilson v. Clark, the principle and its development2010
Puerto Vallarta, MexicoGuardianship and Custody Proceedings. Where do parents stand against third parties?2009
Washington, D.C.Retainers for Attorney's Fees, To Whom Does Your Retainer Belong2008
Santa Monica, CAWhen Can I Appeal a "Final" Judgment? Considerations for Family Law Practitioners2007
Urbana, ILSexually Violent and Dangerous Persons' Cases: A Nuts and Bolts Primer2006
Savannah, GADispositive Motions in Family Law Cases, 2-619 Motion to Dismiss, Motion for Summary Judgment, Motion for Declaratory Judgment2005
Hilton Head, SCCriminal Prosecutions and Order of Protection Proceedings: Possible Relationships to Family Law Proceedings2003