Doug Michie began his work life when he entered the military at age 17. After his honorable discharge from active duty he began college on the GI Bill, graduating from U.C. Davis with a B.S. in Biochemistry in June 1978.
Doug was then accepted into the rigorous law program at Pepperdine University. There he received his J.D., cum laude, in December 1980. He immediately began a legal career which included serving as an in-house counsel for Travelers Insurance Company and as a deputy district attorney for the County of Los Angeles. Ultimately he established his own law firm in March 1988.
Doug has extensive experience in legal matters and has represented thousands of clients. He has also worked on all nature of real estate matters, a background that is extremely helpful in working on matters involving real estate. He has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, making him very knowledgeable regarding commercial and investment real estate.
Recognizing the need for more diverse knowledge to better serve his clients, Doug took three years to complete additional professional studies. He began a full time master's degree program at Columbia University in New York in September 2000. He completed the program in May 2001. This was followed 16 months later at Texas A&M University where he earned his Ph.D. in Planning in August 2002. Meanwhile, in July 2002 he entered the highly rated M.B.A. program at the elite business school, IMD, in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he received his M.B.A. in November 2003.
In 2006 Doug became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ as a means of better understanding financial issues regarding retirement assets and investments, Doug’s MBA educational background, as well as his financial planning knowledge, enhance his understanding of investment and real property financial issues.
Doug resides in the Oxnard Plain with his wife and children, where he is active in AYSO soccer, serving for the past 10 years as a referee and coach for age levels U8 to U12. He has served on the site council of Pierpont Elementary School, as a chamber member of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Directors of the Capistrano Surfside Inn Timeshare Owners Association. He also served in the National Guard for over 20 years, ultimately retiring as a Captain in the California National Guard.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certification # 1333543||Chartered Life Underwriter||2008|
|Certification #114530||Certified Financial Planner||2006|
|Certififcation #12529||Certified Commercial Investment Member||2005|
|JD awarded Cum Laude||Pepperdine University School of Law||1980|
|Lawyer||Michie Law Firm||2010 - Present|
|Lawyer||Michie Law Firm||1988 - 2000|
|Associate Attorney||Fitzpatrick & Barbieri||1986 - 1988|
|Trial Attorney||David Schuman Law Offices||1984 - 1985|
|Deputy District Attorney||LA County District Attorney||1983 - 1984|
|Attorney||Travelers Insurance Company||1982 - 1983|
|Associate Attorney||Bodkin, McCarthy, Sargeant & Smith||1981 - 1982|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2015 - Present|
|Leadership Academy Ventura Chamber||Academy Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1981 - Present|
|Capistrano Surfside Inn HOA||Board of Directors||2009 - 2015|
|Ventura Chamber of Commerce||Member||2006 - 2010|
|Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce||Board of Directors||1991 - 1993|
|American Arbitration Association||Arbitrator||1991 - 1995|
|California Bear Credit Union||Board of Directors||1984 - 1986|
|Golden Bear Credit Union||Board of Directors||1982 - 1985|
|Marriage of Olsen||Successful Appeal|
|Harringer v. Gemmel||Jury Verdict in favor of Plaintiff|
|Alvarez v. Gerry Baby Products||Settlement paid to Plaintiff|
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|Proquest Information and Learning Company||A Comparison of State Statutory Law addressing the Placement of Manufactured Homes as Single family housing||2002|
|Comparison of Factory Built Housing||Columbia University Master Thesis||2001|
|IMD Business School, University of Lausanne, Switzerland||Business||MBA||2003|
|Texas A&M University||Urban and Regional Science||PhD - Doctorate||2002|
|Columbia University||Real Estate Development||MA - Masters||2001|
|Pepperdine University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|University of California - Davis||Biochemistry||BS - Bachelor of Science||1978|
|Ventura Chamber Ambassador Breakfast||Estate Planning for the Middle Class||2010|
|Ventura Leadership Conference||Financial Education in the Classroom||2009|
|Ventura Business Network Luncheon||Financial Services for Retirement||2009|
|Community Development Competition||Harlem Redevelopment Project||2001|
|Rotary Club||Unlawful Detainer Procedure||1996|
|National Drug Enforcement Interagency Council||Military Law and Law Enforcement Cooperation||1994|