2023 Campaign Chair


Meet 2023 Campaign Chair Richard N. Selby II, Managing Partner, Dworken & Bernstein

“I am honored to serve as United Way of Lake County’s 2023 Campaign Chair. Too many people in our community are struggling to stay afloat and meet their basic needs,” said Selby.

Selby is a passionate leader who grew up learning the importance of differentiating between needs and wants. “I understand the value of having food, clothing, shelter, and medical care,” he said. “It is important for us to recognize that these are essential needs that every person in our community deserves access to, along with a place to turn in times of crisis. United Way helps provide all of this and more.”

Selby is a managing partner at Dworken & Bernstein where he heads their Commercial Litigation Department. He joined the firm in 2000 and became a partner in 2011 and a managing partner in 2022. Selby has extensive trial experience in both state and federal court. He regularly consults with clients on employment-related issues and assists at trial with the class action department when matters go to trial. Selby has been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star and was included in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America. He is a contributing editor to Attorney at Law Magazine featuring articles on employment law. 

“We are thrilled that Ric has volunteered his time and talent to serve as our 2023 Campaign Chair. With a distinguished record as both a businessperson and community volunteer, he brings a unique perspective and passion to the table,” said United Way of Lake County President and CEO Dione DeMitro.