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I am a Maryland native, who was born in Silver Spring in 1967.  Our firm is a family firm, my father has practiced with great success and professional recognition since 1973.  I was lucky to be able to see excellent lawyers in practice from an early age so I learned that this business requires you to commit yourself to solving your clients' problems.  You can't do this job well if you don't like people and have a genuine empathy concerning their situations.  That is the first requirement of being a good lawyer.   Knowing how to solve their problems is the second requirement.  When you can do both, people remember that you did exactly what you said you would do and that you respected and cared about their problems as if they were your own. 




Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
    16 years
  2. Guardianship: 25%
    16 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    16 years
  4. Real Estate: 15%
    16 years
  5. Business: 15%
    16 years



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Stephen P Norman

    I strongly endorse this attorney. Doug is the kind of attorney I would want on my side if I had a personal case. He is aggressive, yet pensive in his approach to litigation which translates into positive results in the court room. His understanding of business also provides him with a firm understanding of the needs of most his clients. Could not recommend more highly.


    Stephen Norman Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Lawrence F Regan JR

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Lawrence Regan Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Coggins, Harman & Hewitt

20 Courthouse Square
Suite 215 217
Rockville, MD, 20850


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review Legal Rating by Martindale-HubbellMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCoggins, Harman & Hewitt2005 - Present
AssociateCoggins, Harman & Hewitt2000 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
District of Columbia BarMember2009 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jacobson, et al. v. XXXX, et alwon on motion/won on appeal
Clarksville Development LLC vs XXXX, et alwon on summary judgment - Contract void
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of MarylandN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990