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Emma Dorantes

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Champaign, Illinois

Emma Dorantes focuses her practice in the areas of family law, including contested custody matters, divorces and adoptions, criminal law, DUI/DWI and traffic. She earned her Bachelor's degree and juris doctorate from the University of Illinois. During her second year of law school, Emma served as an "Edward J. Coles Fellow" with the Illinois Human Rights Commission. She was awarded the College of Law "Class of 1996 Endowment for Service in the Public Interest" for her work with the Commission.  Emma joined the Illinois bar in 2009. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, East Central Illinois Women Attorneys Association and the Champaign County Bar Association. 

Areas of Practice

  • 35% Family Law
  • 15% Divorce
  • 15% Paternity/Parentage
  • 20% Traffic
  • 15% Criminal

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2009


  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2008
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
    • B.A. - 2003
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Class of 1996 Endowment for Service in the Public Interest, 2007 - 2008
  • Edward J. Coles Fellow, Illinois Human Rights Commission, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Champaign County Bar Association, Member, 2011 - Present

Past Employment Positions

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


  • Spanish

With Almost 40 years experience of achieving the full legal goals of countless clients, our firm enjoys a reputation as the law firm to turn to in East-Central Illinois for results-driven and caring, responsive legal assistance.