Attorney Neuman is the son of Theodore and Edna Neuman and grew up on a farm in Geneva, Ohio. Theodore was a steel worker. Doug was the Valedictorian of the 1970 class of Geneva High School. He graduated from Vanderbilt University summa cum laude with a B.A. in Chemistry and History, and a minor concentration in mathematics. Attorney Neuman graduated from Case Western Reserve University Franklin Thomas Bacchus School of Law in 1977.
Attorney Neuman has been recognized for community service through the United Way, Boy Scouts of America, the Niles Historical Society, Residential Horizons, SCOPE, Niles Rotary, and as an Elder of First Christian Church in Niles.
Attorney Neuman began practicing law with Attorney R. Clare Westenfield in 1977. After the death of Attorney Westenfield Doug continued in a solo general practice. In addition to his private practice, Attorney Neuman served as general counsel for Security Dollar Bank from 1978 through 1990 and was Law Director of the City of Niles from 1980 through 1983. He has also been an agent for the Ohio Bar Title Insurance Company since 1987.
In 1974, Doug married Billie (Porter) Neuman. They have four children: Benjamin W. Neuman, Ph.D., (Nicola Benning) of Texarkana, Texas; Jacob T. Neuman (Heidi Rhodes) of Longwood, Florida; Rebecca G. Neuman of Niles, Ohio; and Samuel D. Neuman of New York, New York. They have three grandchildren: Isaac, Theia, and Vegas.