Background

From 2005 to 2008, Doug attended South Texas College of Law where he made the Dean’s Honor List multiple semesters. Throughout law school, he also clerked at a nationally recognized mass tort law firm in Houston.

Doug’s diverse experience in products liability litigation allows him to quickly determine the merits of a potentially successful claim. He has also been involved in numerous facets of mass tort and toxic tort litigation including depositions, motion practice, written discovery, witness and trial preparation, as well as settlement negotiations.

Work Experience & Representative Case History

WORK EXPERIENCE

After earning his jurisprudence doctorate in 2008, Doug accepted an associate position at a prominent East Texas law firm where he focused his practice on the firm’s national pharmaceutical and medical device dockets. During that time, Doug also advocated for those who had been injured as a result of negligent drivers, medical malpractice, and unsafe work premises. 

Doug returned to Houston in 2012, continuing to represent those wrongfully injured by negligent pharmaceutical and medical device companies. From 2015 to 2017, Doug dedicated his practice to working on a nation-wide mesothelioma docket representing those who were dying or had already wrongfully died from their exposure to asbestos. 

Currently, Doug devotes his practice to representing more than 800 victims of the tragic Route 91 shooting in Las Vegas.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

MDL 1203, In Re: Diet Drugs (Phentermine/Fenfluramine/Dexfenfluramine) Products Liability Litigation, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

MDL 1928, In Re: Trasylol Products Liability Litigation, Southern District of Florida

MDL 1871, In Re: Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

MDL 2066, In Re: Oral Sodium Phosphate Solution-Based Products Liability Litigation, Northern District of Ohio

Case No. 2:10-CV-00083-TJW, Barakat v. Zimmer, Inc., et al., Eastern District of Texas

Case No. 285, In Re: Stryker Trident Hip Implant Litigation, Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division: Atlantic County

Case No. 02:11-CV-00115, Cherry, et al., v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., et al., Eastern District of Texas

Cause No. 2007-1352-B, Scott v. Green, 124th District Court of Gregg County

Cause No. 2009-386, Parrott v. Bell, 123rd District Court of Panola County

MDL 2570, In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, Southern District of Indiana

MDL 2187, In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, Southern District of West Virginia

MDL 2325, In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, Southern District of West Virginia

MDL 2326, In Re: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, Southern District of West Virginia

MDL 2327, In Re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, Southern District of West Virginia

Civil Action No. 15-5566, Robin Murphy, et al., v. Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., et al., Eastern District of Louisiana

Cause No. 1422-CC00819, Ava Campbell and Aubrey Campbell v. Ford Motor Company, 22nd Judicial Circuit Court (City of St. Louis), State of Missouri

MDL 2738, In Re: Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Products Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, District of New Jersey

 

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D.
  • Texas A&M University, B.A.

Involvement & Awards

AWARDS

In honor of his excellence in the practice of law, Doug has been recognized by his peers as a 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Star (a Thomson Reuters service). This recognition is awarded to only 2.5% of emerging attorneys in Texas 40 years old or younger, or those who have been practicing law for 10 years or less.

In 2013, Doug joined a select group of lawyers recognized for their legal ability and professional ethical standards by receiving an AV® Preeminent Peer Review rating (a Martindale-Hubbell service). An AV® certification mark is a testament to the fact that Doug’s peers ranked him at the highest level of professional excellence.  Doug has also received a 5 out of 5 preeminent client review rating from an IVC filter client.

In 2016, Doug was invited to join The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.  Membership is extended solely to a select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and public profile. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. 

Doug is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum resulting from his work in MDL 2066 - In Re: Oral Sodium Phosphate Solution-Based Products Liability Litigation.    

ASSOCIATIONS

American Association for Justice
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association 

Doug's Associations
Million Dollar Advocates Forum Million Dollar Advocates Forum

(2012)

(2012)

Super Lawyers Rising Star Super Lawyers Rising Star

(2013 - 2018)

(2013 - 2018)

Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer-Review Rating Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer-Review Rating

(2013 - Present)

(2013 - Present)

The National Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers

Top 40 Under 40 (2016-Present)

Top 40 Under 40 (2016-Present)

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