Douglas R. Engel, Retired
Born St. Charles, Illinois; admitted to the Illinois Bar 1968. Education: Northern Illinois University (B.A. 1965); DePaul University (J.D. 1968). A principal member of the firm between 1968 and 1986, Judge Engel took the bench in the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit and served the judiciary for nearly twenty years before returning to the firm in an Of Counsel capacity.
His knowledge and experience provide a significant resource for the firm's other attorneys to draw upon. Having spent most of his life living in the southern DeKalb County community of Hinckley, Illinois, Doug is well familiar with the issues facing such communities and their citizens and he has deployed his legal skills on their behalf tirelessly throughout his career. He has served the public as Hinckley's Village President, did work on a part time basis for the DeKalb County State's Attorney's office (as First Assistant, chiefly handling civil matters) and otherwise offers a wealth of experience for the service of the firm's clients as needed. He and his wife, Nancy, have two grown children, Brad and Beth. Although still committed to his career, much of Doug's time is currently spent participating actively in the busy lives of his grandchildren.