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Biography

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.

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

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

Education

Law School

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 1989, cum laude

Undergraduate School

Indiana University, B.A., 1986

Bar Membership

Doug is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Indiana

Kentucky, 1989

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America® 2013-2019

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2007-2016, 2020

AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Indiana State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

Defense Research Institute, Member

Firm Committees

Doug serves on the following committee(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Tort & Insurance Practice Group, former Chair