Douglas Dorando takes the reins as Lake County Bar Foundation president

  • Douglas Dorando

    Douglas Dorando Courtesy of Ralph Greenslade

Updated 6/9/2021 11:15 AM

Douglas Dorando, a Lake County attorney practicing in the areas of municipal and election law, took office on June 3, 2021, for a two-year term as the president of the Lake County Bar Foundation. Dorando said of the new role "It is an honor to lead this organization during this period of growth and reopening."

Dorando chaired the Lake County Bar Association's Local Government Committee and has been an active member of the Lake County Bar Foundation's board of directors.


"The foundation's philanthropic and educational missions are especially critical now, when the national conversation is about issues of diversity and access to justice -- central pillars of its work."

For more than six years he has worked as a local government lawyer and is a graduate of Cornell College and the University of Iowa College of Law. Dorando has previously served as a congressional staffer and as a law clerk to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions' Office of Oversight and Investigation.

Dorando succeeds Nicholas Riewer as the president. Joining Dorando as officers of the foundation's board are Carey Schiever as vice president, Perry Smith Jr. as treasurer, Joann Fratianni as secretary, and Riewer, past president.

The Lake County Bar Foundation was established in 1960 to promote the education of lawyers and advance the science of jurisprudence. The foundation is dedicated to supporting the charitable and educational purposes of the Lake County Bar Association and works to encourage increased competency and knowledge of the law; promote greater diversity among the bar and the judiciary; enhance equal access to justice for all and promote and preserve the history and culture of the legal profession in Lake County.

For more information, contact the Lake County Bar Foundation at (847) 244-3143, or visit our website at

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