Emma Dorantes

Find Out About Attorney Emma Dorantes

Emma Dorantes focuses her practice in the areas of family law, including contested custody matters, divorces and adoptions, criminal law, DUI or DWI charges, and traffic law. She earned her Bachelor's degree and her law degree both from the University of Illinois. 

Emma joined the Illinois bar in 2009. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and is very involved in the Champaign-Urbana community, serving the East Central Illinois Women Attorney's Association, and the Champaign County Bar Association.
Emma Dorantes

Awards, Memberships, and Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, IL, J.D.: 2008
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, B.A.: 2003 
  • Major: Political Science
  • Class of 1996 Endowment for Service in the Public Interest: 2007 - 2008
  • Edward J. Coles Fellow, Illinois Human Rights Commission: 2007
  • State Bar admission, Illinois: 2009
  • Illinois State Bar Association, member: 2007 - present
  • ISBA Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluation: 2017 - present
  • ISBA Task Force on Unauthorized Practice of Law: 2014 - present
  • Champaign County Bar Association, Board of Governors: 2016 - present
  • 40 Under 40 Award recipient awarded by Central Illinois Business Magazine, 2015
  • Languages: Spanish, English

Emma Dorantes

Areas of Practice

  • 90% of practice is devoted to litigation
  • 35% family law
  • 15% divorce
  • 15% paternity and parentage
  • 10% traffic
  • 15% criminal
  • 10% Real Estate/Landlord-tenant
  • Estate planning
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Previous Employment Positions

  • Villabos & Associates, Chicago, IL, Associate - 2008 to 2011
  • Webber & Thies, P.C., Urbana, IL, Law Clerk - 2006 to 2008
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