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Decades Of Family Law Experience

At Douglas Law, A Professional Corporation, we understand how difficult it is to handle family law matters with complex legal issues. Solutions are not always crystal clear, and it’s difficult to discuss your concerns 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.

  • photo of attorney Dwayne Douglas Dwayne Douglas, Attorney

I am founding attorney Dwayne Douglas. I concentrate in the area of family law and have been practicing law in Lake County since 1991. Joined by attorney Kathleen M. Smith, I serve people in the Lake County area.

I served as the vice chair and the chair of the Lake County Bar Association’s Family Law Committee from 2014 to 2018, and am a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. I have been selected for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers list from 2016 to 2022; only five percent of attorneys in Illinois receive this honor. I am also 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 actively involved in the betterment of our communities and volunteer my services to the community in local government positions and in many other ways.

  • photo of attorney Kathleen Smith Kathleen Smith, Attorney

Meet Attorney Kathleen M. Smith

Kathleen M. Smith has been practicing law since she obtained her license in 2010. Her previous Illinois family law work at a Lake County law firm and her family law work as a licensed student with the Loyola Community Law Center have given her considerable experience in this area of law.

She carefully tailors her approach to each client she serves, ensuring they receive skilled representation for their unique needs. Additionally, her calm demeanor helps her clients get through difficult situations.

Our Experienced Staff

Melissa Neuman-Perry
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 20 years of 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
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 Douglas Law, A Professional Corporation

Could your legal issue benefit from a professional consultation? Contact us online today to discover your available options during a free initial consultation. Or call our office today at 847-908-3955.

Our office is conveniently located in Bannockburn, just minutes from the Lake County Courthouse, Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Gurnee and other Lake County communities.