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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign B.S. Bioengineering, 2004
  • University of Illinois College of Law Juris Doctor

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Practice Areas


Alton, Illinois


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About Joshua
Joshua J. Dubbelde joined Samuels Miller in 2011.  He graduated with honors from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2011, having previously received a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004.  He is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.  Joshua’s practice includes most areas of civil litigation and transactional work, including, notably, wills, trusts, and other estate planning; probate, trust, and estate administration; real estate disputes and transactions; and business formation, advice, and dissolution.

During law school, Joshua served as secretary of the Intellectual Property Legal Society; served as an editor on the College of Law’s Journal of Law, Technology & Policy; served as the Journal’s new membership selection competition coordinator; and had his Note selected for publication in the Journal.  See Joshua J. Dubbelde, Note, A Potentially Fatal Cure: Does Digital Rights Management Ensure Balanced Protection of Property Rights?, 2010 U. Ill. J.L. Tech. & Pol’y 409 (Fall 2010).

Prior to law school, Joshua worked for approximately four years as a chemist and researcher for several large chemical and agricultural companies. Although his shift from scientist to attorney may be an uncommon one, he finds that the analytical and deductive skills necessary for both professions have allowed for a rewarding career change.