I grew up in Huntsville and other than my 8 years of higher education have lived here all of my life. I am a third generation graduate of Huntsville High.
I have been very involved in the Huntsville community by volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Huntsville Rotary Club (which is one of the 50 largest clubs in the world, which includes over 36,000 clubs), American Red Cross, Kids' Space Playground, Huntsville Youth Hockey Association and various youth sports.
I helped spearhead a Rotary Project to support a Pediatric Oncology Hospital in Guatemala which ended up providing $75,000 for infusion pumps and equipment for the hospital which treats indigent patients in Guatemala.
I was elected to the Huntsville City School Board in 2002 and 2006 winning every box and 72% of the vote in 2006. I have served as President of the Board for the last 5 years on the Board. My term will expire in October and I am not seeking re-election (8 years is enough!).
I referee ice hockey and was selected to work the 1994 NCAA Division II Men's Championship in Huntsville and have worked a Boston Bruin Training Camp game as well as numerous youth championships across the Southeast and Washington, D.C.
I have 2 sons (8 and 12 years old) who are very active in baseball, football, basketball and soccer. We enjoy going to high school and college athletic events when we are not going to their sports.
Licensed since 1989
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Doug is one of the most experienced attorneys in the area, and does great work for his clients. He is highly skilled in various fields of the law, and is a guy you can trust to do a good job for you every time. I highly recommend him.
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|AL||Authorized to practice law||1989||05/11/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent 5 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|A+||Better Business Bureau||2010|
|Member||National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||2010|
|Accredited Attorney||Veterans Administration||2009|
|Town Attorney||Town of Triana, Alabama||1994 - 2010|
|Shareholder||Martinson and Beason||1990 - Present|
|Summer Associate||Johnston Barton Proctor||1988 - 1988|
|Summer Associate||Sirote and Permutt||1987 - 1987|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Huntsville Madison County Library||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2013 - Present|
|Veterans Administration||Accredited Attorney||2008 - Present|
|Rotary Club of Huntsville||President||2006 - 2007|
|Rotary Club of Huntsville||Chairman of Foundation||2004 - 2006|
|American Red Cross North Alabama Chapter||Board of Directors||2003 - 2005|
|Elected to Huntsville City Board of Education||Board Member and President||2002 - 2010|
|Huntsville Financial and Estate Planning Council||President||1998 - 1999|
|Huntsville Madison County Public Libary||Foundation Board Member||1998 - 2000|
|Madison County Bar Association||Secretary and Executive Committee||1994 - 1995|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Alabama||Board Member and Big Brother||1991 - 1993|
|Huntsville Madison County Young Lawyers||President||1991 - 1992|
|Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Hamlin v. Norfolk Southern Railroad||Won the case at Ala Supreme Court and US Supreme court and received confidential settlement|
|Heirship determination||1 year old girl received her rightful share of $150,000 of her father's estate|
|Conservatorship case for recovery of funds||Thief was arrested and pled guilty and funds were recovered for the Veteran|
|Huntsville Madison County Bar Last Chance CLE||Elder Exploitation and Abuse||2011|
|Boston University School of Law||Tax Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||1990|
|Washington and Lee University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa (main campus)||Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||1986|
|The People's Law School||Wills, Estates and Trust||2015|
|Cove United Methodist Church Outreach Ministry||Honoring Your Parents: Caring for Aging Parents and Elder Loved Ones||2015|
|Osher Life Long Learning||Retirement and Estate Planning||2014|
|Madison County Young Lawyers||Probate of Estates in Alabama||2014|
|Madison County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Probate, Summary Distribution & Intestacy in Alabama||2014|
|American Senior Assisted Programs||Estate Planning||2014|
|Graduation||Huntsville High School Graduation||2010|
|Graduation||Grissom High School Graduation||2009|
|Retirement Planning for Farmers||Retirement Planning for Farmers||1999|
|Madison Baptist Association Retirement Planning||Estate Planning||1997|
|Retirment Planning for Government Employees||Estate Planning||1996|
|NBI Continuing Legal Education||Estate Taxes||1995|
|Estate and Financial Planning||Estate Planning||1991|