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 Chair of the Family Law Committee of the Lake County Bar Association.
I am honored that I have been selected to the 2016 and 2017 Super Lawyers list. This list recognizes no more than 5% of the attorneys in the State of Illinois.
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.
Hourly ($325/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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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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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1991||08/10/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Volunteer Lawyers Program||Lake County Bar Association||2012|
|Volunteer Lawyers Program||Lake County Bar Association||2004|
|Senior Assistant||Lake County Public Defender's Office||1992 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Lake County Bar Association||Vice Chair - Family Law Committee||N/A|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association||Individual Retirement Account Withdrawals as "Income" for Child Support Purposes||2013|
|The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association||Judicial Subcircuits: What are they? Why have them? Where do we go from here?||2008|
|The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association||When Can I Appeal a "Final" Judgment?||2007|
|The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association||Dispositive Motions in Family Law Cases||2006|
|The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association||An Introduction to the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act||2005|
|The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association||Changes to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 237 Have Arrived||2005|
|The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association||An Alternative to Prison Sentences for "Non-Probationable" Offenses: The Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act||1994|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Northern Illinois University||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|Memphis, TN||Wilson v. Clark, the principle and its development||2010|
|Puerto Vallarta, Mexico||Guardianship and Custody Proceedings. Where do parents stand against third parties?||2009|
|Washington, D.C.||Retainers for Attorney's Fees, To Whom Does Your Retainer Belong||2008|
|Santa Monica, CA||When Can I Appeal a "Final" Judgment? Considerations for Family Law Practitioners||2007|
|Urbana, IL||Sexually Violent and Dangerous Persons' Cases: A Nuts and Bolts Primer||2006|
|Savannah, GA||Dispositive Motions in Family Law Cases, 2-619 Motion to Dismiss, Motion for Summary Judgment, Motion for Declaratory Judgment||2005|
|Hilton Head, SC||Criminal Prosecutions and Order of Protection Proceedings: Possible Relationships to Family Law Proceedings||2003|