Lela J. Davis

Lela J. Davis

Solo Practitioner
South Holland, Illinois

Lela J. Davis is engaged in the Private Practice of Law as a Solo Practitioner in the areas of real estate and housing law, eviction and real estate litigation, family law, divorce and child support/custody, probate and guardianship, commercial law, and litigation.

She has a vast amount of experience in government, corporate and private practice environments. Her broad range of experience in other areas including: corporate law, intellectual property, business management, litigation, government legal environments, compliance, and real estate acquisitions.

She has been a practicing Illinois Attorney for over 26 years and has been an Arbitrator for the Cook County Court System since 1990. She has a well-rounded professional background outside of the legal profession with extensive experience in management, administration and contracting and negotiations.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Real Estate
  • Probation & Estate Planning
  • Guardianship
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1986


  • Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1986
    • Honors: Law Review
  • Northern Illinois University
    • M.A., Master of Arts - 1978
  • Northwestern University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1976

Honors and Awards

  • Arbitrator, Cook County Court System, 1990 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association , Real Estate, Solo Practitioners Committee
  • Chicago Bar Association, Real Estate, Family Law Committee
  • Cook County Bar Association, Real Estate Committee
  • Black Women Lawyers Association
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy