David R. Del Re


David R. Del Re



(847) 625-9800

David R. Del Re, founder of the Law Offices of David R. Del Re, P.C., is a 1998 graduate of the University of Tulsa Law School and was admitted to practice law in Illinois in November of 1998. Prior to founding the firm, he served as Assistant State’s Attorney in Lake County, Illinois where he was the chief of the domestic violence courtroom prosecuting domestic violence cases and trying numerous jury and bench trials. David R. Del Re concentrates his practice solely to matrimonial law and domestic law.


  • University of Illinois-Chicago, B.A.
  • University of Tulsa, Law School, JD
    Tulsa Law Journal; Staff member

Professional Experience

Founder and attorney, The Law Offices of David R. Del Re, P.C.
  • Practice limited exclusively to Lake County, Illinois concentrating in family/divorce law, domestic orders of protection, custody, parental allocation and complex divorce litigation
  • Manage firm of 4 attorneys and 4 staff members
  • Certified guardian ad litem, child’s representative and attorney for children
  • Certified guardian ad litem for probate cases
Lake County State’s Attorneys Office
  • Assistant State’s Attorney
  • Chief of the Domestic Violence Courtroom
  • Tried to verdict numerous jury and bench trials
Lake County State’s Attorneys Office
  • Intern and Supreme Court Rule 711 intern


  • April 2018 – Presenter, LCBA Family Law Seminar 2018, “How To (and How Not To) Cross Examine 604.10 (b) and (c) Evaluators” Charleston, South Carolina.
  • April 2017 – Presenter, LCBA Family Law Seminar 2017, “New Local Rules of the 19th Judicial Circuit” Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • September 2016 – Panelist/Presenter, 19th Judicial Circuit 2016 Child Representative Training: “Testifying as a Guardian Ad Litem,”
  • November 2015 – Panelist/Presenter “Important Changes to ILCS 5/600-5/610.5 Involving All Aspects of Children”.
  • 2014 – Panelist Lake County’s Family Law Committee Seminar, Domestic Violence, Orders of Protection and Social media.
  • April 2010 – Lecture to Lake County’s Family Law Committee Seminar, Memphis TN on the topic of Substitution of Judge for Cause regarding the Illinois Supreme Court case of In Re: The Marriage of O’Brien which tried at the Circuit level by David R. Del Re and briefed and argued with co-counsel, Mark Vogg, before the Illinois Supreme Court in January of 2010
  • November 2009 – Presentation to the Lake County Criminal Committee Seminar, Milwaukee, Wisconsin regarding orders of protections and custody cases with simultaneous criminal prosecutions.


  • 2018-2021, Lake County Bar Association Board Member
  • January 1, 2016 through December 21st, 2018, CHAIR Judicial Selection and Retention Committee
  • January 1, 2014 through January 1, 2016, Committee Member Judicial Section and Retention Committee, LCBA
  • Lake County Justinian Society; Past President 2010
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Association of Woman Attorneys of Lake County
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • American Inns of Court/Lake County since 1997


  • Nominated 2010 Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers
  • Nominated 2011 Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers
  • Named Leading Lawyer in 2012
  • Awarded the prestigious Benedict J. Ori Award, 2015, established July 11, 1986
  • Awarded by Lake County Bar Association, 2016 Pro Bono Award, The Law Offices of David R. Del Re, P.C., for providing exemplary support to indigent residents of Lake County

Personal Memberships

  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation; Sustaining Member
  • Ducks Unlimited