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A native of Washington, Missouri, Doug Aholt graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Bachelor of Business degree in 1976, and received his J.D. degree from U.M.K.C. in 1979. Doug began his legal career with the Legal Aid of Western Missouri (Kansas City) where he was a Reginald Heber Smith recipient. In 1980 he moved to Atlanta with his wife where he worked a number of years with a small general practice firm prior to going to a medium sized insurance defense firm where he became a partner. For years he represented manufacturing companies and trucking firms in catastrophic injury and death cases.


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In 2000, Doug and his current partner formed Chambers, Aholt & Rickard, LLP to dedicate themselves to demanding justice and getting results for individuals and families who are injured due to the fault of others. That same dedication is the cornerstone of Chambers & Aholt, LLP which moved its office to Decatur in 2013. Through his experience as a defense attorney Doug has the respect of insurance companies and defense attorneys. Those relationships have continued to benefit him today as he goes against the interests of insurers and his former defense colleagues. Doug knows what to expect from the parties he used to represent and his adversaries respect the fact that they are going against a lawyer who will zealously pursue his client’s rights.


In addition to representing his individual clients, Doug is active with the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association where he has been a Champion level member since 2007. Doug is also a board member of the DeKalb Bar Association in DeKalb County, Georgia where he also serves as the President of the Trial Lawyers Section. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice.


Doug also dedicates himself to being an active community member of his hometown, Decatur, Georgia. As the chairman of the Board of Decatur Arts Alliance, you will see Doug at numerous festivals, local stage productions and various art events. While Doug’s children have graduated from Decatur High School, he still remains active with the booster club and every Fall he can be seen cooking and serving brats at the booster tent of the Decatur Craft Beer Festival. He recently stepped down as the announcer for the lacrosse team, but he can still be heard at the Run With The Dogs race every January. His community awards include Decatur Hometown Hero; YMCA Volunteer of The Year Award and Booster Club Volunteer of The Year Award.



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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 20%
  2. Car Accident: 20%
  3. Trucking Accident: 15%
  4. Defective Products: 15%
  5. Other: 30%
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Contingent (33-45%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Howard E. Spiva

    Douglas Aholt is a leader in the legal profession and his community. The time he spent defending insurance companies allows for the best possible representation of his clients that are up against these large corporations. Douglas regularly gives back to his community of Decatur, Georgia spending time supporting the arts and sporting events. I endorse Douglas Aholt.

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Contact info

Chambers & Aholt, LLP

150 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Ste. 260
Decatur, GA, 30030

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 198107/15/2016
MOGood Standing, Active197901/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerChambers & Aholt2000 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
DeKalb County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2006 - Present
DeKalb County Bar Association - Trial Lawyers SectionPresident2006 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1981 - Present
Missouri State BarMember1979 - Present
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
DeKalb County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationVice PresidentN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Georgia Bar JournalLitigating Nursing Home Cases in Georgia2002
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)N/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976