Donald J. Angelini, Jr. was born in Elmhurst, Illinois, and attended Fenwick High School, graduating in 1979.
In 1983, Donald graduated from the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) Business School with a degree in finance. In 1986, Donald J. Angelini, Jr. was admitted to practice in the State of Illinois after graduating from DePaul University Law School. Donald practiced law at the firm Hinshaw and Culbertson before he joined his brother as his partner in the Law Firm of Angelini & Angelini, which they maintained from 1999 through 2015. For the last quarter century, Donald J. Angelini, Jr. has been a litigator.
Within the first three (3) years after graduating from law school, Donald had obtained verdicts and settlements that were widely reported in Chicago and national news publications. Mr. Angelini settled a personal injury action on behalf of the estate of an elderly man who was killed in a trucking accident for the sum of three million three hundred and fifty thousand ($3,350,000.00) dollars. Also recently, Donald settled the highest reported payment in Cook County, Illinois for a life insurance claim which had been previously denied under allegations of fraud in the amount of three million two hundred and fifty thousand ($3,250,000.00) dollars.
Beyond attaining large sums of money for his clients, Donald J. Angelini, Jr. has successfully defended individuals who have been engaged in complex chancery matters. For the last three decades, he has also successfully defended individuals who were indicted and prosecuted in the federal criminal system. Mr. Angelini is often consulted as trial counsel in family law matters, and he has tried domestic relations matters including, removal, custody, business valuation, property division, etc.
Donald J. Angelini, Jr. is admitted to the Illinois Supreme Court, the United States District for the Northern District of Illinois, and the United States District Court for the Eastern Division of Wisconsin. Donald J. Angelini, Jr. has appeared, litigated and been admitted pro hoc vice in the states of California, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Indiana, Nebraska, Minnesota and Ohio. Donald has argued cases before Illinois Appellate Court (First and Second District) and both civil and criminal cases before The United States Appellate Court (Seventh Circuit). In his years of practice, Donald J. Angelini, Jr. has tried to verdict in excess of one hundred jury trials.
Donald J. Angelini, Jr. has been quoted a number of times in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times and local newspapers.
Donald lives in Bloomingdale, Illinois with his wife and his three sons. He serves as the attorney for the Bill George Youth Football League (BGYFL), and he is an active board member for the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI), co-chairing its Rules and Ethics Committee.