Deborah L. Goldberg

813 Washington Street
Waukegan, IL 60085


A.B.Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio1977
M.A.Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois1979
J.D.John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois1984

Licensure & Certification

Admitted to practice, State of IllinoisNovember 16, 1984 - present
Admitted to practice Seventh Federal DistrictJuly 2, 1986 - present
Certified Arbitrator, Nineteenth Judicial CircuitSeptember 12, 1989 - present
Certified MediatorNovember 22, 1996 - present
Child's Representative, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit1989 - present
Guardian Ad Litem, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit1989 - present

Professional Employment

Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois1978 - 1982
Law Office of Robert U. Dini, Winnetka, Illinois1987 - 1989
Law Offices of Deborah L. Goldberg, Gurnee/Waukegan, IL 1989 - 2002
Goldberg & Kane, Waukegan, Illinois2002 - present

Professional Affiliations

Illinois State Bar Association1982 present

Assembly Member

2007 - present
Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County1989 - present



Board of Directors

Lake County Bar Association1989 - present

Immediate Past president

June, 2006 - June, 2007


June, 2005 - June, 2006

Second/First Vice President

June, 2004 - June, 2005

Chairperson, Long Range Committee

June, 2006 - present

Chairperson, Medico-Legal Committee

1996 - 1998

Chairperson, Legal Aid Committee

2003 2004

Gridiron Variety Show

1998 present



Coordinator, Brown Bag Seminars

2007 present

Current member:

Family Law Committee

Legal Aid Committee

Nominating Committee

Continuing Legal Education Committee

Law Day Speaker in Local Schools

1989 - present

Volunteer, Dial a Lawyer

1989 - present

Jefferson Inns of Court

2001 - present

Nominating Committee


Campaign for Legal Services

1989 - present

Professional Awards & Honors

Lake County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Program Outstanding Volunteer







Lake County Bar Association Wayne Flanigan Award for
    Outstanding Pro Bono Services
Illinois State Bar Association, John McAndrews Award
    for Pro Bono Service

Community Activities/Involvement

Volunteer at Legal Advice Walk in Clinic, Prairie State Legal Services1997 - present
College of Lake County Paralegal Studies Advisory Board2006 - present
Lake County Health Department, I-Plan Project2005 - 2006
Waukegan Citizens' Police Academy Class2000
Vista Health Centers Healthy Women Projectpresent
Guest Speaker


A Safe Place

YWCA of Lake County

Family Services of North Lake County

College of Lake County

DePaul University Law School

St. Mary of Vernon Church

Alumni Recruiter, Oberlin College1977 - present
Judge in Speech Events, Illinois High School Association1973 - 2003


Husband, Dr. Neil H. Puller, Vista Health Care
Daughter, Jessica S. Puller
Cats, Toni and Ame
Hobbies and Guilty Pleasures



Crossword Puzzles

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Food Network

Fluent in Spanish and French

"I seek to leave this world a better place for my having been here. My overall goal is service to the community through encouraging education and providing access to the legal system for the underserved, the indigent and the frightened. I wish to be a mentor and role model not only to my daughter and my peers, but to all women whom I am privileged to serve."