Doug is the former chair of the firm’s Tort and Insurance practice group. Doug concentrates his practice in the areas of products liability litigation, cybersecurity, asbestos and other chemical exposure claims, insurance coverage analysis, and bad faith litigation.
Doug represents national and regional clients in insurance coverage claims and product liability litigation, and he has been lead counsel in numerous catastrophic injury cases involving chemical exposure claims.
For over 25 years, Doug has defended numerous corporate defendants in personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from alleged exposure to various toxic substances, including asbestos, carbon monoxide, foreign substances in food products, mold, petroleum products, and other chemicals.
Defense of class action in Indiana related to uninsured and underinsured coverage
Represent National Insurer defending against network server failure claims
Defense of toxic tort and chemical exposure cases involving carbon monoxide, ketone, ammonia, foreign substances in food products, plutonium, uranium and other transuranics, organo-phosphate pesticides, and various fertilizers
Representation of ready-mix concrete suppliers concerning claims of reactive concrete
Representation of multi-national insurers against several policy-holders’ multi-million dollar claims for insurance coverage arising out of environmental liabilities at environmental sites across the United States
Representation of a distributor of orthopedic bone screws in Multi-District Litigation in United States District Court in Philadelphia and in state courts
Representation of a paint and pigment manufacturer in cases involving an array of products liability claims including alleged brain damage claims, allergic reactions and other injuries
Environmental counsel for potentially responsible parties in governmental and private cost recovery actions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA/Superfund)
Trial counsel for franchiser of gasoline and convenience stores against property owners’ claims for damages as a result of leaking underground storage tanks
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 1989, cum laude
Indiana University, B.A., 1986
The Best Lawyers in America®, Insurance Law, 2013-2024; Litigation – Insurance, 2015-2024; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2017-2024
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2007-2016, 2020
AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
Indiana State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Defense Research Institute, Member