Doug began his legal career at age 39 by accepting the Eagle Academic Scholarship at Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama. While attending law school he worked as a Staff Assistant with the Beasley Allen Law Firm in 2003 and 2004. In October of 2004 he accepted a position in practice with long time Montgomery estate planning attorney Tom Kotouc. In April of 2007, Doug was admitted to the Alabama State Bar, and later the Florida Bar. He is now the managing partner of Kotouc and Vogel Law Firm.
Doug concentrates his practice in the areas of elder law, estate and trust planning, probate, and small business formation. He is also a VA accredited attorney and he has helped many Veterans and widows of Veterans obtain the VA Pension with Aid and Attendance. Doug has professionally lectured on elder law, Medicaid eligibility, estate planning, and probate.
Doug is an active member of the Elder Law Section of the Alabama Bar, the Montgomery County Bar, and the Christian Legal Society.
Prior work experiences include: Loan Officer with United Carolina Bank in Shallotte, North Carolina; Youth Minister with the Church of Christ in Ballinger, Texas; and Special Education teacher in San Angelo, Texas.
Doug resides in Wetumpka, Alabama with his wife, Ann. They have two adult children. His interests include golf, fishing, kayaking, and co-leading the men's ministry at his church.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2009||09/29/2020|
|AL||Occupational License - Authorized to Practice||2007||08/17/2020|
|Managing Partner||Kotouc & Vogel Law Firm||2007 - Present|
|Legal Assistant||Thomas O. Kotouc, PC||2004 - 2007|
|Staff Assistant||Beasley Allen Law Firm||2003 - 2004|
|Loan Officer and Assistant Manager||United Carolina Bank||1986 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Elder Law Section of the Alabama Bar||Member||2010 - Present|
|Alabama State Bar||Member||N/A|
|Christian Legal Society||Member||N/A|
|Montgomery County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Christian Legal Society||President, Jones Law School Chapter||2003 - 2004|
|Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Harding University||Biblical Studies||1991|
|University of South Carolina||BS - Bachelor of Science||1985|
|How to Administer an Estate||How to deal with Creditor Claims||2018|
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