Douglas A. Persoon
Doug has worked at Daniel P. Costello & Associates since August 2015. As a law clerk, Doug demonstrated excellent leadership, critical thinking, and a dedication for an efficient resolution to cases. He gained experience working on a variety of matters, including construction defect, premises liability, insurance coverage disputes, and personal injury claims.
Doug received his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 2015 where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was awarded Order of the Coif. Additionally, Doug was awarded four CALI Awards for the highest grade in a course in the courses of Constitutional Process, Property, Legal Writing III, and Litigation Strategy: Civil. While in law school, Doug was very active in the DePaul Appellate Moot Court Society. He competed in the Fordham University Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition, the Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition, and coached a team in the William E. McGee National Civil Right Moot Court Competition. He was also awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Service for over 100 hours of pro bono work.
Originally from Iowa, Doug attended the University of Iowa where he graduated with High Distinction and an Honors Commendation for his degree in Philosophy. He was awarded the Gustav Bergmann Top Philosopher Award. While there, Doug undertook a year of Bachelor of Laws courses at the University of Hull in England where he received honors. Additionally, he volunteered his time to multiple organizations, including the University Multi-ethnic Engineer & Science Association Tutoring and at Iowa City Hospice.