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J. Douglas Angel

Family Attorney at Munster, IN

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also known as Law Office of J. Douglas Angel, Doug Angel

  • Licensed for 47 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1976
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    Mediation, Facilation, Divorce, Paternity, Pre-Nup, Child Support, Parenting Time, Visitation, QADRO, Modifications, etc.

    48 years

  2. Litigation
    Civil Litigation

    48 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    Business, Commercial, Employment contracts & agreements

  4. Mediation
    Registered Family Law Mediator

Law Offices of J. Douglas Angel

Munster, Indiana, United States of America

Admitted to the Indiana Bar October 1976 – Present (43+ yrs)

I have been a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1990, making me one of 1600 attorneys in the United States to be recognized by both judges and other attorneys as a preeminent family law practitioner for his high level of knowledge, skill, and integrity. I have been repeatedly selected by his peers for inclusion in both The Best Lawyers in America and Indiana Super Lawyers since 2007 in the field of Family Law, and I am Family Law Mediator in the State of Indiana.

I have been and continues to be a presenter and chairman of numerous continuing legal education seminars in the area of family law, and am recognized by both judges and other lawyers for his leadership in improving the quality of legal services which are provided to families in Northwest Indiana.

Law concentration: civil litigation, 80+% family law matters, registered Family Law Mediator


-Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1990
-Master Emeritus, Calumet American Inn of Court
-Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2007 in the field of Family Law
-Selected by his peers for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers® since 2007 in the field of Family Law
-Member, Family Law Section of American Bar Assoc.
-Member, Family & Juvenile Law Section of Indiana State Bar Assoc.
-Founder, Former Chair (multiple terms) and Member, Family & Juvenile Law Section of Lake County Bar Assoc. (LCBA)
-Member, Litigation Section of ABA
-Member, Section of Litigation Committee on Domestic Relations & Family Law Litigation, Committee on Trial Practice, and Committee on Individual & Small Firms of ABA
-Former Member, Practice and Procedure Committee of LCBA
-Former Member, Board of Managers of LCBA
-Former Member, Steering Committee on Family Law for Indiana CLE Forum

Trial experience includes serving as lead counsel from initial intake to judgment in numerous jury and bench trials, including predominantly contested family law cases; expert testimony on substantive areas of family law; retained by other attorneys to prepare qualified domestic relations orders and on family law related issues in bankruptcy court; consultation with other attorneys in family law cases at both state and federal trial and appellate levels; prosecution and defense of appellate proceedings, including oral argument before the Indiana Supreme Court; former Court Coordinator and Temporary Judge Lake Circuit Court conducting pre-trial conferences, developing and implementing case-flow management and docket control systems, developing and implementing modifications to local practices to satisfy requirements of federally and state mandated operational guidelines and record keeping systems; former public defender in Gary City and Lake County Courts; and, former Assistant Lake County Attorney.

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Law Offices of J. Douglas Angel
The Fairmont Building
9245 Calumet Avenue, Suite 203
Munster, IN, 46321-2884

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Posted by T Michelle Atkins | June 23, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Incredibly Discourteous Service
I reached out to Attorney J Douglas Angel's office via the contact form on his website. I reached out on behalf of a loved one who needed help finding legal counsel for an upcoming hearing. In 2 days, I received a very discourteous phone call from a representative of his firm. She was rude in her conversation with me as I tried to relay material information to set up a consultation appointment. The most outrageous part was that Attorney J Douglas Angel's office refused to meet with my relative unless he came in-person to the office for a consultation - despite living more than two hours away. There was an outright refusal to converse telephonically with a client that lives in Marion County with a legal matter in Lake County. The entire ordeal was simply handled unprofessionally in the most unbelievable way.
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Response from J. Angel April 8, 2019
We here at our offices in Munster are sorry to hear this was your experience and seemed please know we have taken steps since to address this issue you had with our former representative. I, personally, apologize if you were unaware of our practice to meet in-person with all potential clients prior to acceptance of a case. We do offer telephonic appointments and consults once we have a signed retainer and/or history with a client, but we are unable to start on a new case with an unretained client until we meet in-person the first time. Again, we apologize if this was not the message you were given and definitely apologize that you were treated rudely. I have taken several steps to make sure this does not happen to anyone else in the future.
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  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Doctor of Law Degree, Law
  • 1976
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
  • 1972


  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 1990 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Calumet American Inn of Court
  • Master Emeritus
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lake County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Founding Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lake County Bar Association Practice and Procedure Committee
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • Lake County Bar Association Board of Managers
  • Former Board Member
  • N/A
  • Indiana C.L.E. Forum Steering Committee on Family Law
  • Former Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Munster Family Lawyer J. Douglas Angel
J. Douglas Angel
Family Attorney
Munster, IN
Licensed for 47 years