10 S LaSalle Street, Suite 2510
Chicago, Illinois 60603

5620 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Consultations Available in all
Chicagoland Suburbs by Appointment
– We Travel to You

Douglas Rivera


Douglas Rivera


Douglas Rivera


“I was fortunate enough to work with Doug Rivera for three years as part of the Legal Department at Nicor Gas Company. I was immediately impressed with his knowledge in so many different aspects of law. To this day, I still refer to Doug when unique situations arise where I know Doug will have the answer. More than this, Doug is a great guy, with no ego, who truly cares about delivering a great product to his clients. I highly recommend Doug for bankruptcy, real estate, and civil litigation matters.” — Paul Padron, Bolingbrook, Illinois


The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
Juris Doctor Degree (1993).
Admitted to Illinois and US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1993)

Loras College, Dubuque, IA
Master of Arts Degree (1988)

Loras College, Dubuque, IA
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Cum Laude (1986)
Honors: Dean’s List, Academic Scholarship, Played on Nationally Ranked NAIA Division 2 Football Team


Doug Rivera brings over 20 years of general legal experience to O’Keefe, Rivera & Berk, LLC.  In 1993, Doug started his legal career at the law firm of William G. Schur & Associates where he focused his practice in bankruptcy law, real estate transactions, and litigation. Later, Doug joined the law firm of Evans, Loewenstein, Shimanovsky & Moscardini, Ltd. (ELSM).  During Doug’s tenure at ELSM, he also served as a staff attorney for Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc, now known as Legalshield. From 2008 to 2013, Doug was Senior Counsel at Nicor Gas Company in Naperville, IL, where he managed legal operations throughout the United States. Prior to starting the law firm of O’Keefe, Rivera & Berk, LLC, Doug re-joined ELSM and was of counsel to the firm for over a year.

Doug became a partner at O’Keefe, Rivera & Berk, LLC in June, 2015. He still focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, real estate, and litigation.

He is dedicated in helping his bankruptcy clients tackle their financial problems and his real estate clients to experience a smooth and seamless real estate transaction. Both Doug and the law firm of O’Keefe, Rivera & Berk, LLC provide the highest level of customer service to their clients.

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1993
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1993


Illinois State Bar Association