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Brian Michael Douglas

Real estate Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.9   87 reviews

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We have always been committed to the belief that a person’s legal needs are personal and not just business. This is a cornerstone in our approach to law and how we serve our clients. In 2003, when I founded Brian M. Douglas & Associates, LLC, my vision was to create an entire culture that embraced this same powerful concept.

 

And we have.

 

I received his Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where I studied Mechanical Engineering while working full time as a manufacturing supervisor for Fortune 100 Corporation. Upon graduation, I moved to Atlanta to attend John Marshall Law School, where I graduated cum laude and was class valedictorian.   I was initially drawn from engineering to law because of his gifts for reasoning and logic—two qualities that are essential for a successful attorney. And I have not looked back since.

 

Through my firm, I have had the opportunity to take on very diverse cases, working with bankruptcy, real estate law, civil/business litigation, foreclosure, criminal law, and what we are highly acclaimed for—estate planning and asset protection. Establishing my own practice has allowed me the freedom to cover many areas of law. This fits my diverse range of interests and benefits the clients we serve.

 

A unique approach to business is a driving force behind our success. We value the relationship with our clients more than anything and strive to become a client's trusted advisor for life’s most important decisions.  We stand out through offering concierge style services for our clients and having a no voicemail policy at the firm. When someone calls, they get a live person answering the phone and from that moment on the relationship has begun.

 

I have been a contributor on Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC, as well as contributor for Star Tribune, Small Business Trendsetters, Worth, and The Miami Herald. I appeared on the television show, Time Square Today as well as Moving America Forward with William Shatner. I am also a co-author of book called "Beat The Curve" with best-selling author Brian Tracy.  This has enabled me to reach out to more people about life’s most important legal topics. 

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Licensed for 19 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Brian

Brian M. Douglas & Associates, LLC
900 Cir 75 Parkway SE
Suite 800
Atlanta, GA, 30339

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  87 customer reviews
Posted by Will | May 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning Made Simple
Brian and Amber, from his team, did a great job of handling my family's estate planning. They really took their time to ensure my wife and I understood what each piece of the planning meant for us specifically, including examples of what could happen and how our decisions would affect those situations. I cannot recommend BMD more to anyone looking for someone trustworthy to help plan their estate.
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Posted by Patty | November 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Closing Experience EVERY Time!
I have closed with attorneys all over the Atlanta area and none of them ever stood out until I met Brian and his team. Everyone is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Their attention to detail and on time communication really makes a difference! When I needed a closing to take place away from their office, it went just as smoothly had we been in the office. Top notch service all the way around!
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Posted by Will | February 25, 2015
Best possible closing I could ask for - even came to our house to make things easier
I was honestly amazed at how easy Brian made this process of refinancing for us. All the paperwork was extremely straight-forward and he answered any questions that we had. The biggest help for us with having small children at home is that he was willing to come to our house to make sure we'd close on time. That was a huge help for us. Thank you, Brian!
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Posted by Shellie | February 24, 2015
Excellent experience
We had an excellent experience closing on our refinance. Everything was handled very professionally and quickly. I highly recommend Brian Douglas for your attorney needs.
Posted by Jason | February 20, 2015
1025 Carmel Way ReFi
I was very pleased with the short time it took to complete the paperwork. Brian took the time to stop and help me understand the questions I had during the process and made the experience very comfortable. Thanks
Posted by John | February 20, 2015
Mortgage Refinancing
Brian assisted in the recent refinancing of my home. He was very professional, on time for our meeting, and flexible to meet my schedule. He went over each and every document he presented in a way to make sure I understood exactly what I was signing. I would highly recommend him and his firm.
Posted by Robert | February 20, 2015
Real Estate Closing with Brian Douglas
Thank you Brian, my wife and I truly appreciated your professionalism and your personality when you assisted us with our loan closing last week. We will gladly request you as our closing attorney in the future.
Posted by Jessica Austin | February 18, 2015
Very informative closing
Brian Douglas is a very smart attorney. He informed me of everything I needed to know during my closing. I have only known him for a short time, but I trust his judgment. If I close on a home again, I hope to have him as the closing attorney.
Posted by Swarndeep | February 17, 2015
Brian helped us closing our refinanced mortgage
Brian is very knowledgeable professional and he helped us closing our refinanced mortgage. He came ready with all paperwork with additional copies (file) for us. Our experience was flawless and he answered all of our questions and doubts even days after closing the loan. The entire closing process started and completed within the scheduled time. I recommend his services.
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Posted by Jessica and Mark | February 11, 2015
Super Simple Refinance
We had no idea that a real estate transaction could be so quick and easy! Brian came to our home to complete our paperwork to refinance our mortgage. He was on time and efficient. Had all paperwork ready to go with simple explanations. Excellent experience!
Posted by Vicki | February 11, 2015
Wholeheartedly Recommend
Brian was professional, prompt and provided informative information with respect to our closing. He did not rush the process and quickly answered any questions we had. I found him to be very personable with a great sense on humor! It's not very often that I enjoy real estate transactions, but Mr. Douglas made this one fun and it was over in no time at all!
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Posted by Ashlie | February 9, 2015
Review
I have recently completed a refinance of my town home. Brian was excellent to work with, and I would recommend him to friends/family.
Posted by David | February 6, 2015
Home Refinance
Brian did a great job on explaining questions in detail about our closing. He made us feel very comfortable and we were very pleased with the meeting. I would highly recommend Brian for your home closing needs. I am certain he would excel in other practices of an attorney as well.
Posted by Nakeshia Duncan | January 27, 2015
Closing attorney
Mr. Douglas was friendly and he allowed us to conducted the closing at a time that was convenient for my husband and I. In addition, Mr. Douglas was professional and he may the closing process easy. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Hannah | January 26, 2015
Best Closing Experience
My experience with Brian Michael Douglas was great! Brian was very professional, trust-worthy, extremely reliable. At closing, Brian took time and explained the documents I was signing. In the end he went the extra mile and pulled out the form showing my monthly payment and put at the very top...just to make sure I don't miss anything. Thanks Brian for a great experience!
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Posted by Kevin Gilmore | January 23, 2015
The Only Attorney I Want In My Corner
In my business I have worked with many attorneys over the years. I had gotten to the point where I only had a few really good attorneys that I worked with and couldn’t have been happier. That is until I met Brian Douglas. In a very short amount of time Brian redefined my concept of what an attorney should be. His knowledge of the law, business acumen, and level of service is second to none. Since meeting Brian I have moved all of my business to him and been able to eliminate the need to have multiple attorneys working with me. Not only does Brian handle the legal needs of my business, but he also handles all of my personal matters. I have referred him to numerous family members and friends, who have all thanked me for introducing them to Brian. I am confident that I will never need another attorney now that I know Brian Douglas.
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Posted by Vince | January 22, 2015
Great Job and very convenient closing
It was a pleasure working with Brian. He was able to make arrangements to make closing easy for me due to a recent surgery, and I was very pleased with his knowledge and explanation of any questions I had.
Posted by Theresa | January 21, 2015
Easy refinance closing
It was truly a pleasure dealing with Brian at my closing. It was actually the most enjoyable part of refinancing my home! The fact that the closing could be done at my home, during one of the busiest times of the year for my business, was fantastic! The paperwork, that is so cumbersome now, was presented in a simple, direct approach. I would highly recommend Brian and his firm to my friends.
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Posted by Maria | January 14, 2015
Incredibly efficient!
I was so thoroughly impressed with Brian's service. Everything happened so quickly and efficiently. He was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions and really put my mind at ease.
Posted by Laura | January 13, 2015
Great experience
Brian was a pleasure to work with. He was prompt for our appointment and was able to answer any questions that we had about our refinance. Would recommend his services.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Brian M. Douglas & Associates, LLC.
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • John Marshall (Atlanta)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Marquette University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Ticor Title Insurance Company v. Leonanous A. Moore, Esq.
  • We were successful in meeting our objectives and protecting the clients of the defendant's law firm.

Associations

  • HPS
  • Teaching Fellow
  • 2017 - Present
  • Atlanta Theatre To Go
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • John Marshall Law School
  • Alumni Board
  • 2012 - Present
  • Lawyers With Purpose
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Attorney Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Legal Expert
  • America's Premier Experts
  • 2015
  • Moving America Forward
  • Moving American Forward
  • 2015
  • Legal Speaker of the Year
  • Business Experts Forum
  • 2015
  • Class Valedictorian
  • John Marshall Law School
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser
  • Nondischargeability After Archer v. Warner
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • 50+ Senior Expo
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • The Changing World of Retirement Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Employee Training
  • Clark v. Remeker - United State Supreme Court Decision
  • 2015
  • Business Experts Forum
  • The Importance Of Planning
  • 2015
  • News Broadcast
  • Holiday Travel & Safety
  • 2015
  • News Broadcast
  • Holiday Travel & Safety
  • 2015
  • News Broadcast
  • Holiday Travel & Safety
  • 2015
  • Dollars and Sense
  • Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Federal Estate and Gift Tax 2014
  • Federal Estate and Gift Tax
  • 2014
  • 7 Threats To Your Family Security And How To Avoid Them
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • 50+ Expo
  • Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • Small Business Symposium
  • Starting and Running a Small Law Firm
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (12)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the pleasure of working with Brian and found that he is one of the brightest minds in real estate. Couple this with his calm and friendly demeanor and you have a winning combination. I recommend Brian for anyone considering creating a will, trust or any other instrument to protect their family's current and future interests."
Real estate Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brian is an excellent attorney who truly cares about his clients. He is my go to attorney for real estate and estate planning referrals and has always taken great care of my referrals."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Other
"Brian is a dedicated and exceptional attorney who has the capability to see the world through his clients' eyes - making him both technically and personally ideal as an estate planner."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Estate planning & probate work requires an approachable attorney that thinks outside of the box. More importantly, it requires an attorney that is quick and efficient. Brian excels in these areas and has helped many of my personal injury clients quickly close a painful chapter of their lives. I HIGHLY recommend his services."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure to work with Brian on numerous cases. He has always impressed me, both in and out of court. The cases that I have referred to his firm were handled better than I could have expected."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Brian is an outstanding attorney with a brilliant legal mind. Brian has served as my mentor and I am constantly amazed by how his mind works within each case that we have. He always seems to come up with new theories to explore. Brian works extremely hard for all of his clients. I absolutely endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is bright and capable, and practices ethically and with specific attention to each individual client's needs. As such, I would and do refer my family law clients to him for their estate planning needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having observed Brian's work as a criminal defense attorney, I can say without reservation, that he is without a doubt one of the most intelligent lawyers i have come across in the 30 years of practicing law. He works hard and he works smart - giving his all while working for some of the most difficult clients any of us have ever seen. He provides a quality of service that is unexcelled in the practice of law and does so with the utmost of integrity and patience. Brian is my "go-to" lawyer for any number of legal issues. I have referred people to him for business issues, estate planning, divorces and real estate. Brian is an extraordinarily talented lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is highly intelligent, highly proficient lawyer who has the answers. Even when the answer isn't as clear as it needs to be, he works tirelessly until it is. Brian has expansive knowledge and experience in many area of law, which is impressive and something not many lawyers can say. I can personally attest that he is asset to our community and that any client who hires him is in excellent hands with their legal matter."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brian is an attorney with tremendous integrity and dedication to his practice. He has an extremely impressive knowledge of the law and can apply it to real life situations with ease. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends in a heartbeat."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege to work with Brian in the past several years and know first hand that he is an amazing attorney. He can handle almost anything you put in front of him. He is intelligent, compassionate, and dedicated. He gives all his clients the personal attention they need and deserve. I highly recommend Brian to anyone in need of his services."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is extremely knowledgeable in his field. He works hard for his clients and does an excellent job. As a fellow attorney, I strongly endorse Brian Douglas."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Brian Douglas is a first-rate attorney and exceptional mentor. I have had the privilege of working for Brian for almost two years and during that time I have come to see how compassionate and dedicated he is to his clients. He is a highly skilled attorney, extremely intelligent, and tremendously talented. I would highly recommend anyone in need of quality representation speak with Brian Douglas and experience a compassion and legal insight rarely found in the legal profession."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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DUI and DWI