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Douglas D. Fletcher 
Dallas, Texas
phone 214-987-9600
fax 214-987-9866
email doug.fletcher@fletcherfarley.com
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Doug Fletcher, Founding and Senior Partner, began his career as an Assistant District Attorney for the Dallas County, Texas and successfully prosecuted over 300 jury trials. Beginning his career in civil litigation in 1981, he has brought the same prosecutorial focus to the successful defense of corporations throughout the State of Texas.

Over the past 20 years Doug has successfully litigated over 145 trials to verdict in matters ranging from complex personal injury, transportation, product liability, premises liability, Dram Shop liability and many 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 commonly involved in pre-litigation investigations and negotiations on behalf of the Firm’s clients. His involvement has successfully avoided litigation in numerous matters and has achieved early conflict resolution.

Doug is a prolific speaker and educator and was recognized by his peers in the legal community being named to the Texas Super Lawyers list from 2010 to 2017.

Area of Practice:

Complex litigation & multi-party negotiation 
Complex liability 
Catastrophic injury 
Regulatory compliance 
Technical defenses with emphasis on scientific and other expert issues 

Bar & Court Admissions:

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 


J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 1978 

B.A., George Washington University, District of Columbia, 1975

Seminars and Presentations:

Recent Cases: Impact on the Insured, Texas Law Update, 2002 
Trial of a Dram Shop Case, Texas Law Update, 2002 
When Accidents Become Crimes, Texas Law Update, 2003 
Adjusting the Serious Claim Case, Texas Law Update, 2004 
Did Litigation Survive House Bill 4?, Texas Law Update, 2004 
Adjusting the False Arrest/Malicious Prosecution Case, Texas Law Update, 2005 
Adjusting the Serious Product Liability Claim, Texas Law Update, 2006 
Adjusting the Employer Liability Death Claim, Texas Law Update, 2007 
Interpreting Medical Records and Emergency Reports, Texas Law Update, 2008 
Ethics: Are You Smarter Than Your Defense Lawyer?, Texas Law Update, 2009 
Premises Liability, Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, Texas Bar CLE, 2010 
Ethics, It's Not Just a Game, Texas Law Update, 2010 
Using 21st Century Technology to Adjust Catastrophic Claims, Texas Law Update, 2011 
The Effective Use of Mediation in Conflict Resolution, Texas Law Update, 2012 
Conducting a Post-Catastrophic Incident Investigation Interaction with State and Federal Authorities, Texas Law Update, 2013 

Honors and Awards:

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory 
Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters,2010-2017 
Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates 
Pro Bono College, State Bar of Texas 
Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation 

Professional Associations and Memberships:

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

Dallas Office

9201 North Central Expressway
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75231
Tel: 214-987-9600
Fax: 214-987-9866

Austin Office

1717 W. 6th Street
Suite 300
Austin, Texas 78703
Tel: 512-476-5300
Fax: 512-476-5771

The law firm of Fletcher, Farley, Shipman & Salinas, LLP, serves the legal needs of businesses and individual clients in Texas communities statewide, including Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Plano, Denton, Irving, Tyler, Longview, San Antonio, Houston, El Paso and Amarillo.