Dustin L. Probst was born and raised in Shelby County on a livestock and grain farm. He graduated from Stewardson-Strasburg High School in 2002. Upon graduation he attended Lake Land College where he earned an Associate’s degree in Conservation Pre-Forestry and also became certified as a licensed EMT-B, graduating Suma Cum Laude in 2004.
Thereafter, Dustin attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, graduating Cum Laude in 2006.
Dustin further attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Law where he earned his law degree and graduated with Cum Laude honors in 2011.
He was admitted to the Illinois Supreme Court Bar in 2011 and immediately thereafter began working for Dove & Dove, Attorneys at Law, and was named Partner in 2018. He is admitted to practice before all state and appellate courts in Illinois, and has experience handling appeals before the 4th District and 5th District Appellate Court. Dustin also holds the distinction of being admitted and qualified as an Attorney and Counsellor of the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
His practice consists of the general practice of law and civil litigation across Central and Southern Illinois. His areas of focus include contested and uncontested probate, criminal law, estate planning, contested property litigation, real estate transactions, divorce, and custody.
He also works with Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation to provide pro bono legal services for members of the community.
He is an active member of the Stewardson Fire and Ambulance Protection District where he volunteers as a Firefighter and EMT-B. He is also a member of the Effingham Knights of Columbus, Shelby County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and traveling with his family.
Dustin currently resides in rural Stewardson, Illinois, with his wife and daughter. He attends St. Michael’s Catholic Church, in Sigel, Illinois.
Dustin's Areas of Concentration
General Practice Law & Civil Litigation
including: criminal law, estate planning, contested and uncontested probate, contested property litigation, real estate transactions, divorce, and custody
What Our Clients Say:
The staff at Dove and Dove took care of us through a difficult time. While emotions, change and uncertainty were overwhelming there was feeling of reassurance as they confidently led me step by step keeping my family’s best interests at the forefront.
The attorneys at Dove and Dove have been excellent to work with, explaining legal requirements to meet various aspects of the law, steering us expertly and helpfully, and offering to spend time investigating additional legal questions when asked by our Village Board of Trustees.
When I needed legal help for a personal matter I called Dove and Dove at the recommendation of a friend. I had heard of them before but never needed legal help until then. I was referred to Dustin Probst and was able to meet with him right away. I was very happy with the initial meeting and retained him that day. That was almost five years ago and to this day I will still only use them for any matters requiring legal counsel in not only any civil matters, but business matters as well. They are very quick to respond to an email, text, or call and have proven this many times over. If Dustin is not available to help for any urgent matters, I know that any of the others in the office can and will help as needed. I have referred friends and family to them for legal help and will continue to use them for any of my personal needs as well. They are a great group of people to work with.
Dove & Dove is an excellent law firm with a wealth of experience and resources. The firm represented me and advocated for my child in an immensely difficult, nearly impossible case, and won! They truly listened, not only as legal professionals, but also as a person and as a parent. They were patient and understanding with me through the hardest moments of my life. They fought hard and I highly recommend the firm!
Dove and Dove, The words that I would use to sum up my multiple experiences would be; Professional, Attentive Listening, and Experienced. I have entrusted them to help protect my family through Estate services and was very happy with the Will/Trust that they created for my family.
I have also used them for real-estate transactions where they went above and beyond with their service to make sure that I understood every detail of the transaction. I have used Dove and Dove multiple times and will continue to use them in the future when the need arises.
Thanks for the assistance in selling our house. We especially appreciate the accessibility to both the attorneys and your staff when we had questions regarding the closing. I would certainly recommend Dove & Dove Attorneys to others.
Going through a divorce is not easy. Liz Nohren and Kaylee Boehm at Dove and Dove Attorneys at Law helped me understand the general expectations with the process of a divorce as well as the emotional side of it. They truly want to make sure it is something you are ready to go through. They are very professional and just want the truth from all parties involved and will apply the law and research previous cases in order to give you the best representation they can. When they were referred to me, it was stated, “They are the best downstate you will find.” I totally agree with that statement and would feel very comfortable referring them to anyone!
I live in SW Kansas and I contacted Dove and Dove to represent me in my custody battle in the state of Illinois! I have been very pleased with the way they have represented me in this matter. I have no complaints on the quality of work or loyalty the attorney and staff showed me and my family through his very tough time! I would recommend Dove and Dove to anybody that is dealing with a family matter in the state of Illinois!
The lawyers at Dove and Dove were excellent at handling my divorce. I was going through a really tough time in my life, and they took the time to explain the process to me and calm my fears. Every question I had was answered in a timely manner. The lawyers are well educated and compassionate. I would strongly recommend them to anyone.
Dustin helped me navigate a contract issue with experience and knowledge that resulted in an outcome that exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend him and Dove & Dove, Attorneys if you need legal representation