Weinstein & Douglas
325 Washington Street
Suite 301
Waukegan, Illinois 60085

Dwayne Douglas

Dwayne Douglas was born in Des Plaines, Illinois in 1965. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1987, and received his Juris Doctor degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1990.

Dwayne is a member of the Lake County Bar Association’s Family Law Committee, the Family Law Committee’s Planning Subcommittee, the Local Government Committee, and a former member of the Criminal Law Committee. Dwayne is a former Board Member of the Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County, and a former Board Member and current Secretary/Treasurer of the Jefferson Inn of Court. He received an award in 2004 from the Lake County Bar Association for his
participation in the Volunteer Lawyers Program. Dwayne is also a member of the Illinois Bar Association, and a member of the Federal Trial Bar. He is a certified arbitrator for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, and has been certified for appointment as a child representative.

Dwayne has supported legal representation for the indigent as a former Leadership Committee Member and co-chair of the Campaign for Legal Services for Prairie State Legal Services.

Dwayne has been elected to serve Moraine Township as a Trustee. He is the Ethics Advisor for the Township Government, and its liaison to the Human Rights Commission of the City of Highland Park and the Latino Advisory Committee.

Dwayne is also a former Board Member of the Ravinia Neighbors Association, a member of the Coalicion Latinos Unidos de Lake County, and a volunteer for the Vineyard Church of Evanston.

Legal Seminar Speaker
  • Criminal Prosecutions and Order of Protection Proceedings: Possible Relationships to Family Law Proceedings, Hilton Head, South Carolina, 2003
  • Sexually Violent and Dangerous Persons' Cases: A Nuts and Bolts Primer, Urbana, Illinois, 2006
  • Dispositive Motions in Family Law Cases, 2-619 Motion to Dismiss, Motion for Summary Judgment, Motion for Declaratory Judgment, Savannah, Georgia, 2006
  • When Can I Appeal a "Final" Judgment? Considerations for Family Law Practitioners, Santa Monica, California, 2007
  • Retainers for Attorney's Fees, To Whom Does Your Retainer Belong, Washington D.C., 2008
  • Guardianship and Custody Proceedings. Where do parents stand against third parties? Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2009
  • Wilson v. Clark, the principle and its development, Memphis, Tennessee, 2010

Articles Written
  • An Alternative to Prison Sentences for "Non-Probationable" Offenses: The Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act, 1994
  • Changes to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 237 Have Arrived, 2005
  • An Introduction to the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act, 2005
  • Dispositive Motions in Family Law Cases, 2006
  • When Can I Appeal a "Final" Judgment? 2007
  • Judicial Subcircuits: What are they? Why have them? Where do we go from here? 2008