Loyola University Chicago School of Law graduate Ted A. Donner (JD '90) was recently installed as president of the DuPage County Bar Association. He is the founder of Donner & Company Law Offices LLC in Wheaton, Illinois, where he focuses his practice on commercial litigation. Prior to launching his own law firm, he was of counsel with the Chicago law firm Altheimer & Gray.
Ted is the co-author of two national treatises published by Thomson Reuters, The Attorneys Practice Guide to Negotiation, and Jury Selection: Strategy & Science. An adjunct professor with the law school since 1990, he has taught classes at Loyola in appellate advocacy, pretrial litigation, preparation for trial in antitrust litigation, negotiation, client counseling, and advanced trial advocacy, as well as a popular course on the law of jury selection. As a law student at Loyola, he served as editor of the law school’s newspaper, Blackacre, and as a member of the editorial board of Loyola’s student-run Consumer Law Review.
Ted has been involved with a number of legal and civic organizations. He served as a member of the board of directors for the American Society of Trial Consultants Foundation, and as a member of the board of directors of the DuPage Bar Foundation. He has also been an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA). Before serving as its president, he was editor-in-chief of the association’s award-winning DCBA Brief. He was a member of the DCBA’s executive committee and board of directors; chairman of the planning, budget, and referral service committees; and cofounder of the Public Interest and Education Commission.
Ted was named the DuPage County Bar’s Lawyer of the Year in 2011. He has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as an Illinois Super Lawyer, and by Martindale-Hubbell with its AV rating, the highest possible rating for an attorney.