Doug is a litigator with significant experience in state and federal courts. He advises clients regarding litigation in complicated subject areas such as toxic tort, intellectual property, trade secrets, contracts, securities, debt collection, internal investigations, employment disputes and general litigation.
With an extensive courtroom and negotiation background, Doug is a strong advocate and problem-solver for his clients, working diligently to understand how a lawsuit would affect their businesses and designing effective strategies to resolve their legal challenges. He excels at presenting even the most complicated issues in an approachable manner that serves to inform the finder of fact while not alienating the judiciary. He often manages and directs the day-to-day operations of cases, working closely with witnesses, expert witnesses, clients, co-counsel and opposing counsel to develop and implement overall defense strategies.
Doug is a dedicated proponent of pro bono service and almost always has at least one pro bono matter on which he is working. His volunteer commitment began before law school, when he completed two tours in AmeriCorps, serving as a legal advocate for a domestic violence and sexual assault center in central Illinois.
Before joining Husch Blackwell as an associate in 2011, Doug was an attorney for another major law firm in the Chicago area.