Doug loves working for his clients to achieve the best results whether that means trial or settlement. Even before attending law school, Doug wanted to be a trial lawyer. He gained an immense amount of experience trying cases working for the state’s largest criminal defense contractor, Metropolitan Public Defender for over four years. During that time he handled almost every kind of case as a criminal defense attorney in Portland from minor misdemeanors, and traffic offenses including DUIIs all the way up to the most serious Ballot Measure 11 offenses. He tried all kinds of cases from DUIIs and other misdemeanors to robberies and other serious felonies to both juries and judges in Multnomah County. He also handled juvenile Ballot Measure 11 and other serious juvenile cases.
After leaving Metropolitan Public Defenders, Doug worked for over three years as a civil litigator handling personal injury cases all over Oregon and Washington for one of the largest litigation firms in the Pacific Northwest. This included litigating, arbitrating, and mediating negligence cases from automobile accidents and slip and falls to more complex apartment building fires and bad faith claims. During this time, Doug was a personal injury attorney all over the Northwest concentrating most of his practice in Portland, Oregon and Southwest Washington including Vancouver and neighboring counties.
Doug handled hundreds of first and third party claims on behalf of insurance companies. He knows the pitfalls and perils of litigating against large insurers and that experience gives him a decided advantage over his competition and opposing counsel.
Doug then opened his own practice as a criminal defense lawyer in Portland and personal injury lawyer in Portland. He continued to practice as a criminal defense attorney and personal injury attorney in Portland, other neighborhoods like Lake Oswego, Tigard, Beaverton, Milwaukee, Hillsboro, Tualatin, and Sherwood. He also practiced as a criminal defense attorney and personal injury attorney in Washington concentrating mainly in Vancouver. During these last few years he has represented people injured in car accidents, bicycle and bike accidents, playground accidents, truck accidents, and dangerous area cases like slip-and-falls and defective sidewalk cases. Doug also represented people charged with crimes like thefts, DUII’s, and other driving offenses including both misdemeanors and felonies in Oregon and Washington with excellent results for his clients.
When he is not trying cases, Doug enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and two children. He also loves to travel and cook. Doug enjoys listening to music, seeing live bands and playing basketball with friends. Before attending law school, Doug owned his own business and worked as a cook, waiter, and bartender at several local establishments.