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Matthew - Lawyer

Office:   Charleston
Business Phone:   844-326-4555 | Fax: 877 304 2072
Email:  mdouglas@watsonlawgroup.com

Mr. Douglas is an experienced trial attorney who practices in various areas of insurance defense, including personal injury, professional malpractice, bad faith, construction defect and subrogation. He also provides coverage counseling in the areas of first and third party claims. Prior to joining the Watson Law Group, Mr. Douglas gained trial experience pursuing claims on behalf of individuals. This experience has given him the unique perspective necessary to advise his clients regarding opposing strategies and viewpoints.

Mr. Douglas received his law degree from the University of South Carolina where he graduated cum laude. While in law school, he received CALI awards for academic excellence in Property, Administrative Law and Criminal Procedure. He was also a member of the Order of the Wig and Rob and the ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal.

Mr. Douglas is admitted to practice law in the State of South Carolina and the United States District Courts. His experiences in these courts include litigating numerous high exposure matters on behalf of his clients ranging from premises liability to bad faith to construction defect matters. A few examples of his recent results include: successfully defending a bad faith first party action in an unfavorable venue; prevailing on a motion for summary judgment in a contractual indemnity action which alleged liability associated with a claimant�s fractured neck; defending individual and commercial property owners from personal injury claims with extensive and permanent damage allegations; successfully defending multiple closed head injury cases; and serving as coverage counsel in a construction defect arbitration matter wherein he successfully intervened on behalf of the insurer and was permitted to introduce an arbitration form which allocated covered and non-covered losses, thus avoiding costly subsequent litigation for the client.

Affiliations

  •  South Carolina Bar Association
  •  South Carolina Bar YLD Division
  •  South Carolina Bar YLD Professional Development Committee
  •  Charleston Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Association
  •  American Bar Association