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Attorney engaged in the Private Practice of Law as a Solo Practitioner in the areas of real estate and housing law, eviction and real estate litigation, family law, divorce and child support/custody, probate and guardianship, commercial law, and litigation. Experience in government, corporate and private practice environments. Broad range of experience in other areas including: corporate law, intellectual property, business management, litigation, government legal environments, compliance, and real estate acquisitions.  Practicing Illinois Attorney for 27 years and Arbitrator for the Cook County Court system since 1990. Extensive experience in management, administration, negotiations and contracting.

Both South Suburban and Chicago Office locations.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 30%
    30 years, 400 cases
  2. Guardianship: 10%
    13 years, 20 cases
  3. Divorce: 10%
    13 years, 30 cases
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
    13 years, 10 cases
  5. Other: 40%
  6. More 



Hourly ($199-275/hour), Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Karen Jackson Porter

    I endorse this lawyer. Lela J. Davis is an excellent lawyer. It is always a pleasure to work on a matter with Lela. I can also refer a client to Lela with complete confidence is her ability to handle the matter.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Lela Jeannette Davis

17070 S Park Ave Ste K
South Holland, IL, 60473-3369


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198605/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of Lela J. Davis1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Black Women Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mississippi CollegeLawDoctor of Jurisprudence1986
Northern Illinois UniversityJournalism and Mass CommunicationMaster of Arts1978
Northwestern University School of LawJournalismBS - Bachelor of Science1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chicago Bar AssociationBuying and Selling Real Estate2012
Chicago Bar AssociationPurchasing Real Estate2010
Law at the LibraryBuying or Selling A Home2004
Law at the LibraryFirst Time Home Buyer's Seminar1998
Chicago Bar AssociationSelling Your Home1997
Neighborhood Reinvestment CorporationFair Housing Law1996