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Douglas Russell Donnelly

Douglas Russell Donnelly

Practice areas:

Adoption, Guardianship

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Adoption: 75%
    37 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Guardianship: 25%
    37 years, 250 cases

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Amanda Michelle Schmitt

    Doug is a gifted attorney who puts his clients' best interests at the forefront. He is compassionate, considerate, and incredibly helpful to others in the field.


    Amanda Schmitt Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Janis Kay Stocks

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Janis Stocks Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Adoption Law

1332 Santa Barbara Street
Suite 201
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101-1401




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Academy of California Adoption LawyersPresident1993 - 1994
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysEthics Chairman1990 - 1992
Academy of California Adoption LawyersFellow1989 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
West Group publicationCalifornia Transaction Forms: Family Law1998
UnknownComplete Adoption Handbook1992
Focus on the FamilyA Guide To Adoption1987


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Westmont CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974