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Since joining Price, Smith, Hargett, Petho and Anderson in 1993, Mr. Petho’s primary focus has been the litigation of plaintiff’s personal injury suits. He has successfully tried hundreds cases to jury verdict involving automobile accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, animal attacks, intentional torts and work related accidents. He has served as a representative of the plaintiff’s bar on the Mecklenburg County District Court Rules Committee and has served as an arbitrator in numerous insurance disputes.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 20%
    23 years
  2. Workers Compensation: 20%
    23 years
  3. Brain Injury: 20%
    23 years
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
    23 years
  5. Wrongful Death: 20%
    23 years



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Cash, Check

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  • Meredith Lyn Cushing

    I endorse this lawyer. Doug is an extraordinary attorney. He knows the law, is a consummate professional, and there is no better trial attorney. Doug is dedicated to advocating for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone needing a personal injury attorney.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Douglas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

1430 Elizabeth Ave
Charlotte, NC, 28204


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberPrice, Smith, Hargett, Petho & Anderson1993 - 2010
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office, First Judicial District , Elizabeth City, N.C.1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersN/A1993 - Present
Mecklenburg County BarN/A1993 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
McIlwaine v. Williamssettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarERISA Claims: Settlement and Distribution in Personal Injury Claims2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillLAWJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillAdministration of Criminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Jury Selection SeminarJury Selection2014