Firm founding partner Douglas D. Fletcher regards the practice of law as a vocation, not merely a profession. He believes that those entrusted to the calling must possess passion for the law, unswerving dedication to clients, and uncompromising personal integrity. Above all, Doug believes that balance between professional and personal life, and adherence to strong values, are the keys to success, both in life and in work. These are the tenets on which he established the firm more than twenty-five years ago.
Doug began his career in 1978, serving as an Assistant District Attorney for Dallas County, Texas. In 1981, Doug entered private practice, bringing his prior prosecutorial focus to the successful defense of corporations throughout the State of Texas.
Over the past twenty five years, Doug has become known to corporate clients and opposing counsel as a formidable presence in the high-stakes, high-level Texas litigation arena. He has successfully litigated over 152 trials to verdict in matters ranging from complex personal injury, transportation, product liability, premises liability, Dram Shop liability and numerous other matters involving serious exposure to the firm's corporate clients. His practice has evolved from classic trial representation to more expanded conflict resolution, and now includes conducting mediations for the Gilbert Mediation Group. Doug is routinely involved in pre-litigation investigations and negotiations for clients, often avoiding litigation and achieving early conflict resolution on clients’ behalf.
A popular speaker and educator, Doug presents frequently before legal groups and continuing legal educational forums. He has earned an AV Preeminent(TM) ranking by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been named by Thomson Reuters as a Texas “Super Lawyer” from 2010 to 2017. He was elected to Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, among numerous other legal and professional positions.
Doug is active in his church and volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America. He is on the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America Circle Ten Council. He and his wife, a non-practicing attorney, have three children and two grandchildren. In his off time, Doug enjoys cycling, swimming, biking road trips, family travel, and reading biographies and history.
Professional & Community
Honors & Recognitions
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
Texas Super Lawyers, 2010-2017, published by Thompson Reuters
Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
Pro Bono College, State Bar of Texas
Community & Professional
State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Dallas Association of Defense Counsel
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Trucking Industry Defense Association
Defense Research Institute
Defense Research Institute Trucking Law Sub-Committee
Transportation Lawyers Association
Christian Legal Society
News & Events
- Newsletter, 01.11.2018
- Newsletter, 10.12.2017
- Newsletter, 09.13.2017
- Press Release, 09.05.2017
- Press Release, 09.30.2016
Seminars and Presentations
Adjusting the Serious Injury Claim Case - An Accident Reconstruction Demonstration, Co-Presenter, Texas Law Update, 2016
Conducting a Post-Catastrophic Incident Investigation Interaction with State and Federal Authorities, Texas Law Update, 2013
J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1978
B.A., George Washington University, 1975
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit