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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.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 20%
  2. Corporate: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
    42 years
  5. Litigation: 20%
    42 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Silvis, Ambrose, Lindquist & Coch, P.C.

P.O. Box. 1557
220 S. Hansell Street.
Thomasville, GA, 31799


GAActive Member in Good Standing 197807/15/2016
FLMember in Good Standing197406/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Law Firm in Thomas CountyThomasville Times Enterprise Reader's Choice2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Best Law Firm in Thomas CountyThomasville Times Enterprise Reader's Choice2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best Attorney in Thomas CountyThomasville Times Enterprise Reader's Choice2013
Best Attorney in Thomas CountyThomasville Times Enterprise Reader's Choice2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Best Law Firm in Thomas CountyThomasville Times Enterprise Reader's Choice2011
Community Service AwardGeorgia Trial Lawyers Association2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Community Impact AwardGeorgia Family Council2005
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerSilvis, Ambrose, Lindquist & Coch, P.C.1983 - Present
AssociateEnglish, McCaughan & O'Bryan1979 - 1983
JAGU.S. Air Force1975 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
Thomasville Family and Marriage NetFounding Member2005 - Present
Community Transformation, Inc.Founder and C.E.O.2005 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationVice President2002 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1978 - Present
Florida BarMember1974 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyMember1974 - Present
Thomas County Bar AssociationPast TreasurerN/A
Broward County Christian Lawyers AssociationPast PresidentN/A
Rose City Kiwanis Club InternationalPast PresidentN/A
Georgia Republican PartyVice-Chair2000 - 2006
Thomas County Republican PartyChairman1988 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
We Keep Our Clients ConfidentialN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
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
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Emory UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1971