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.
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
Areas of Practice
90% of practice is devoted to litigation
35% family law
15% paternity and parentage
10% Real Estate/Landlord-tenant
Previous Employment Positions
Villabos & Associates, Chicago, IL, Associate - 2008 to 2011
Webber & Thies, P.C., Urbana, IL, Law Clerk - 2006 to 2008
About Our Practice
Since 1974, locally owned Dodd & Maatuka has provided residents in the area with caring and professional legal services.
With over 100 years of combined experience, our highly trained and resourceful attorneys have the knowledge you can trust to assist you with all your legal matters.
We are proud members of the Illinois State Bar Association.