Douglas Pettibone started his own law practice fresh out of law school in 1988, and, has built that once solo practice into one of the leading trial attorney firms in Southern California.
With the help from a current legal staff of nine individuals supporting him, including three attorneys, as well as paralegals, investigators, law clerks and an office manager, Douglas has handled over 200 jury and court trials, arbitrations and mediations with an outstanding and proven track record of success. He has been the attorney of record in over 900 litigation cases He has handled 65 appeals and even has one appellate court published opinion which is still on the law books and is often cited as legal precedence.
In addition to litigation, Douglas Pettibone, handles corporate and business matters, employment matters (for management side only) and real estate transactions. Occasionally he will handle a variety of legal matters for family and friends and is a pro bono advocate working on a minimum of 2-5 cases per year free of charge where there are clear signs of injustice.
Douglas Pettibone believes in the judicial system. He has seen and experienced first-hand that justice does exist in the legal system when you have the right person on your side who is guided by moral principals, can navigate the court system and has a clear sense of right and wrong. Douglas Pettibone is a huge advocate for resolving legal matters by way of jury trial when other conventional means of resolution can not work for a variety of reasons. There are not many attorneys who have his level of tried and tested battlefield experience and based upon that experience he can and does often negotiate high settlements for his clients.
Douglas prides himself on his strategic abilities to make quick and sharp legal decisions on a daily basis as necessary to counter those of his adversaries. Douglas Pettibone has dedicated his life to the advancement of his legal career and he dedicates himself at the same level to each and every one of his clients.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Attorney at Law||Law Office of Douglas J. Pettibone||1988 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers||Member||2007 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|Better Business Bureau||Member||2010 - 2013|
|Western State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|University of Denver||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|