Dwana Willis, JD. Your family’s Personal lawyer in LA County

‘The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.’ unknown

Know that you don’t have to be alone

Providing legal representation for children and families during important life transitions like foster placement, adoptions, or losing a loved one is my focus and my passion.

I have been litigating cases on behalf of abused and neglected children for over ten years. In 2021, I expanded my areas of practice to include adoptions, relative placments and De Facto Parent representation.

It is my mission to help families navigate the intersection between court systems to feel safe and assured that their interests are being protected and their best outcome is the goal. Let me help make a difference in your life.

Areas of Practice

Juvenile Dependency



American Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association – Trust and Estate Section

Executive Board Member Walden School, Pasadena

Nat’l Child Welfare Workforce


Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, CA JD, 2003

Deans List • Law Review Candidate • Moot Court Honors Board • Black Law Student President • Special Education Advocate

What my Clients have to say…

These testimonials do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

Get a Consultation

When making tough decisions for the future of your family, it’s important to get it right. Work with an attorney who can provide you with the feedback you need to make an informed decision with clear peace-of-mind. Email me today at: dwana@dwillaw.com

(626) 657-8768

Juvenile Dependency

Don’t let your children experience life without you.

• De Facto Parents
• Relative placements


• Foster care adoptions
• Step parent adoption

You should know: The Legal information provided on this website is general and should not be relied on as legal advice. Legal advice cannot be given without full consideration of all relevant information relating to your individual situation. I do not provide financial services or advice. I do not provide tax services or advice. I do not claim to be an expert in any area that I practice.