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Douglas Keith Silvis

Litigation Attorney at Thomasville, GA

4.9   32 reviews

Licensed for 48 years

About Douglas

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Doug has 40 years of broad experience as a successful lawyer, first as a USAF JAG, then as a Florida trial lawyer, and, since 1978, as a lawyer practicing in Georgia as well as Florida. He has won cases before the US Supreme Court, Florida Supreme Court and many other venues. In 2002, he was elected a State Vice President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and was re-elected in 2006 by his peers. He and his firm are "AV" rated by his fellow lawyers, according to Martindale-Hubbell national rating service for lawyers. Some of the firm's successful case results can be seen on this website.

Doug founded the law firm of Silvis, Ambrose and Lindquist, P.C. In 1983, he declined partnership in what was then the largest firm in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and with his wife, Nancy, and three (3) children moved to Thomasville, Georgia to start his own private practice. Building on a foundation of four years as a Captain and USAF JAG at Eglin AFB, FL and another four years as a Civil Litigation Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, he built and later expanded a thriving practice.

Doug is a perfectionist but is also a "people-person," an excellent litigator, negotiator, problem-solver, and peacemaker. He is licensed to practice law in both Georgia and Florida, and in a variety of federal and state courts including the U.S. Supreme Court and in the Supreme Courts of both states. He wrote and became a published author of the lead article in the University of Miami Law Review on comparative negligence and accident law, (a position normally reserved for professors), and has maintained an expertise in the area of Personal Injury law ever since. His broad experience enables Silvis, Ambrose & Lindquist to handle, not only your accident cases, but almost all your legal needs.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2022,2020,2015
Client's Choice
2022 2020 2015
Licensed for 48 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1978
Updated 02/02/2023
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1974
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Douglas

Silvis, Ambrose, Lindquist & Coch, P.C.
P.O. Box. 1557
220 S. Hansell Street.
Thomasville, GA, 31799

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  32 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Douglas received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Darlene | June 8, 2015
Appreciation review
Today I write to praise my attorney Doug Silvis. He has been my attorney for over 25 years. He has provided valuable representation in a number of different circumstances. He has helped and guided me in the building and growth of two successful businesses. All aspects of assistance for these companies were needed; from corporate establishment to mergers and partner relations to secession planning. Doug has been a friend and helped our family through several difficult situations. He is a community leader and a strong Christian. Additionally, he supports many local charities and organizations. I would recommend him. Thank you. Darlene
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Posted by Bill | November 10, 2016
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Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Healthcare Directives
Thank you for making this process move along so well. We dug in our heels for a long time about doing what we knew was necessary and you made it so easy. We had started updating our wills using well-rated PC software about three years ago. I got quite a lot done but had too many concerns about potential issues. You clarified so many areas and made the entire process very comfortable. Thank you again for everything. To those who are looking for a good attorney, you will have a great one if you choose Mr. Silvis. He and his staff are very professional while being down-to-earth people.
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Posted by Scott | January 13, 2023
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Excellence and Integrity
Those are the two words that describe Doug as a human and as an attorney. I say that after working with him on matters over a thirty year period.
Posted by John & Deb | July 22, 2022
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Competent, Compassionate Service
Doug and Shelia were great to work with. They are well-versed in all the legal issues surrounding wills, health care directives and powers of attorney. They really listened, answered our many questions, ensured our documents were prepared the way we wanted, and that we understood every section. Thanks!
Posted by Alberto Lopez | July 7, 2022
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Great service!
Doug and Shelia are great at what they do!! Definitely recommend!! They are a good team.
Posted by Damon Graham, LCSW, MPA, MS. | June 15, 2022
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Impeccable Service !!!
Attorney Silvis exemplifies the highest of legal professionalism, character, values, and compassion for others. Attorney Silvis has worked with me in the past, so I referred my parents to him assuring he would take good care of them. As always, he delivered making my parents feel welcome and comfortable with such legal matters. He was very thorough in explaining, advising, and meeting their legal needs. From beginning to end of the consultation, he and his legal team ie receptionist, legal assistant demonstrated the highest of guest relations for us as his clients and notably love for our community, we really appreciated that! My family and I will continue referring all of our legal needs to Attorney Silvis and we are very appreciative and thankful for this relationship.
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Posted by Doug | June 5, 2022
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Estate Attorney
Doug did a terrific job helping with all legal aspects of managing an estate and working with as Executor of the Estate. Doug was communicative, prompt and extremely knowledgable of the process. Would highly recommend him.
Posted by Ericca | May 31, 2022
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The Voice of Wisdom!
We are grateful we were referred to Doug Silvis and his law firm for the establishment of our non-profit. There are not enough stars here to rate this Man of God who truly stands by his word and serves with integrity and compassion. He took a GREAT deal of time providing wise counsel and guiding us in our vision and mission. He also edited our tremendously burdensome bylaws and made corrections that, as a layman, I was not aware needed to be made. Mr. Silvis and team kept us informed throughout the entire process and quickly confronted an error made by the state. We are thankful we have Mr. Silvis as our attorney. It is without reservation that we recommend his legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2021
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Willingness to Listen and communicate
Mr. Silvis really knows how to get things done. My family had a family member die without a will in the state of Florida. Mr. Silvis listened to our problem with a compassionate ear and guided us through the steps to resolve most of the problems associated with the estate and there were a lot of problems. He and his PA were quick to get things done and constantly kept us up to date on the work that was being done. Once Mr. Silvis had exhausted all he could do, he recommended an attorney in Florida and he even called him while we were there in the conference room to help us set things in motion to complete the estate work.
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Posted by Brenda | May 16, 2021
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“The Attorney”
Mr. Silvis helped me during a difficult time. He was not only professional, he was also compassionate and made me feel like I was more than just another client. He always responded to any question I had and always kept me updated throughout the process he was helping me with. He is “The Attorney” I will turn to for any future needs.
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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2021
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Best around!
They really care about you and are sure to cross every dot that may come your way! Everyone in this office is as friendly as they come wonderful people!
Posted by David | December 30, 2020
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Competence On Steroids!
Our nonprofit needed to update its by-laws and I met with Doug Silvis to discuss. Wow! Having that kind of competence working in our behalf was refreshing. He explained the options and their benefits and proceeded to work for us. There is an old saying that 'what you don't know can hurt you.' Doug Silvis helped our organization to address SO MANY things in our by-laws that we would never, on our own, have known to address. I have since proudly referred him many times. Five stars and total thumbs up!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2020
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Preparation of legal documents
Mr. Silvis prepared my Final Will and Testament along with my Advanced Healthcare Directive and Durable Power of Attorney. He was attentive to my needs, was fair and honest. He prepared my legal documents in a reasonable period of time.
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2020
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Satisfied Client
He did a great job for my church. We were very pleased with his services. We would definitely use him again. I recommend using his services if you ever need an attorney.
Posted by Rev. Lindsey P. Napier, Sr. | October 2, 2020
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Rev.
Doug Silvis is the most wonderful law firm that I have every work with. You can not go wrong using such genuine, courtesy, kind and God fearing law firm. The entire staff all treated each of us with kindness and professionalism that everyone desires. Thank You
Posted by Luke | September 27, 2020
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Much appreciated
Mr. Silvis helped me with estate issues during a very difficult time. He was extremely professional, thorough, precise, and very knowledgeable. He presented all avenues which enabled me to feel secure in the decisions that had to be made. Mr. Silvis is a man of faith and a friend and follows through on his word.
Posted by Gerald | April 14, 2020
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Doug Silvis Recommendation
I have known Doug Silvis for several years, & highly recommend him for all legal needs. He has all the best attributes... an ethical, compassionate, dedicated professional. He demonstrates a deep grasp of the legal field, combined with a strong commitment to serve his clients.
Posted by Candyce | January 9, 2020
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Physician Contract
Doug Silvis represented us in a contract dispute and helped us reach a satisfactory resolution. He advocated on our behalf in a very appropriate yet aggressive manner. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone needing strong representation in a contract dispute.
Posted by Robby | January 9, 2020
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Excellent Service
We recently were negotiating a commercial real estate transaction and needed help with the Letter of Intent and then the actual contract. We found that Doug and his team provided excellent service, quick responses and quality work. Even though we decided to pass on the transaction, the insight and information we received from all of our interactions will be helpful for future opportunities!
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Posted by Charles | January 7, 2020
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Above and beyond!
I encountered some legal problems at a precious job and Mr. Silvis walked me through the process step by step... he was my lawyer and much more!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Silvis, Ambrose, Lindquist & Coch, P.C.
  • 1983 - Present
  • Associate
  • English, McCaughan & O'Bryan
  • 1979 - 1983
  • JAG
  • U.S. Air Force
  • 1975 - 1979

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971

Legal Cases

  • We Keep Our Clients Confidential

Associations

  • Community Transformation, Inc.
  • Founder and C.E.O.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Thomasville Family and Marriage Net
  • Founding Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • Thomas County Bar Association
  • Past Treasurer
  • N/A
  • Broward County Christian Lawyers Association
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Rose City Kiwanis Club International
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 2002 - 2018
  • Georgia Republican Party
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Thomas County Republican Party
  • Chairman
  • 1988 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Attorney in Thomas County
  • Thomasville Times Enterprise Reader's Choice
  • 2018
  • Best Law Firm in Thomas County
  • Thomasville Times Enterprise Reader's Choice
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Best Law Firm in Thomas County
  • Thomasville Times Enterprise Reader's Choice
  • 2014
  • Best Attorney in Thomas County
  • Thomasville Times Enterprise Reader's Choice
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Best Law Firm in Thomas County
  • Thomasville Times Enterprise Reader's Choice
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Best Attorney in Thomas County
  • Thomasville Times Enterprise Reader's Choice
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Community Service Award
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Best Law Firm in Thomas County
  • Thomasville Times Enterprise Reader's Choice
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Community Impact Award
  • Georgia Family Council
  • 2005
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
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Publications

  • University of Miami Law Review
  • "Pure Comparative Negligence, A New Adventure in the Common Law."
  • 1974
  • University of Miami Law Review
  • "The Confidential Informant: Will His Views Still Make News?"
  • 1973

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Douglas
Business Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Excellent legal service!"
Litigation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Doug Silvis is an excellent lawyer and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can achieve. He and the members of his firm are some of most honest, dedicated and compassionate lawyers with whom I have had the pleasure to know and work."
Estate planning
Personal injury

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Thomasville Litigation Lawyer Douglas Keith Silvis
Douglas Keith Silvis
Litigation Attorney
Thomasville, GA
Licensed for 48 years