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Decades Of Family Law Experience

I understand how difficult it is to deal with family law matters when legal issues are involved. Solutions are not always crystal clear, and it’s difficult to discuss such matters with people outside the family. The right lawyer, however, will work to build an honest relationship with you and help you resolve matters effectively and efficiently.

I concentrate in the area of family law and have been practicing law in Lake County since 1991. My office is conveniently located in Bannockburn, just minutes from the Lake County Courthouse, Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Gurnee and other Lake County communities.

I have served as the Vice-Chair and the Chair of the Lake County Bar Association’s Family Law Committee from 2014-2018, and I am a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Federal Trial Bar. I have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers list as an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2016 – 2020, and only 5 percent of attorneys in Illinois receive this honor. Additionally, I am certified to be appointed by the court for appointment as a guardian ad litem and child representative, and I frequently write and lecture regarding new developments in the law.

I am also actively involved and invested in the betterment of our communities. I volunteer my services to the community in local government positions and in many other ways.

Please follow the link to my complete attorney profile below for much more information about me and my efforts inside and outside of the legal community:


Melissa Neuman-Perry, Paralegal

Melissa studied at Northern Illinois University and received her paralegal certificate from the American Institute for Paralegal Studies. Melissa has over twenty years paralegal experience with law firms in Cook, McHenry, and Lake Counties. She brings her extensive experience with discovery, legal document drafting, and all other responsibilities attendant to civil litigation to bear upon the tasks at hand that require resolution to further our clients’ interests. Melissa has also served as a paralegal in the corporate setting during her years working for Zurich Insurance Group providing legal support to in-house counsel, reviewing and revising prospectuses, and processing complex discovery responses.

Kamila Onishchenko, Legal Assistant

Kamila graduated from Lake Forest College in 2019 with a degree in Political Science and has received formal accreditation from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in 2020 for business skills. Kamila is actively involved in the firm’s case management and coordination, and with implementing and redeveloping procedures to facilitate the firm’s ongoing ability to be in the best position to assist our clients. Kamila is also fluent in Russian.

Contact The Law Offices Of Dwayne Douglas, P.C.

Could your legal issue benefit from the professional consultation? Contact me today to discover your every available option during an free initial consultation. Call my office today at 847-908-3955.