Douglas Dorando, Attorney

Douglas S Dorando, Attorney-at-law Douglas S. Dorando joined the firm in 2017 as an attorney practicing in the areas of municipal law and political and election law, and representing numerous public entities in both Illinois and Iowa.

Mr. Dorando regularly handles representation of all aspects of municipal entities operations including litigation, land use and zoning, public contracts, civil rights, open meetings, public records, ordinance and traffic prosecutions, and the exercise of home rule powers. He has also practiced before local and state administrative agencies including in relationship to utilities and elections. Mr. Dorando has significant experience with drafting professional and clear legislation, ordinances, and resolutions.

Prior to joining Daniels, Long & Pinsel, Mr. Dorando represented a mid-sized city as in-house counsel. Additionally, he served the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions in the office of Oversight and Investigation to include handling Senate investigations, such as a detailed investigation into the practices of the for-profit education industry in higher education. Mr. Dorando has also worked as a staffer in the US House of Representatives, and has significant experience with elections, election laws including state and FEC finance compliance, and the political process.

Bar Admission

Illinois State Bar, 2015
Iowa State Bar, 2014
District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2015
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 2017


The University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, J.D.
Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, B.S.S.

Professional Association Memberships

Lake County Bar Association, including the Local Government Committee
Illinois State Bar Association
Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association
Iowa State Bar Association
DC Bar Association
International Municipal Attorneys Association