Douglas Jaye Fees

Douglas Jaye Fees

  • Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • Alabama
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Summary

Born 1957, Sidney, Nebraska, Doug Fees is the managing attorney in The Cochran Firm’s Huntsville office. With an educational background in both mechanical engineering and law, Doug seeks to utilize the Tort System for both its primary social purpose of preventing accidental injury and death and secondarily, seeking fair compensation for the clients he represents. He incorporates the concepts of safety engineering in his daily practice of handling products, construction, and premises liability cases, as well as tractor-trailer and automobile accidents. Doug has been interviewed by and appeared on ABC News Day One, the Learning Channel, YouTube, Netflix and Court TV regarding information on environmental improvements as a result of the Piper v. Bowater case. Doug also was interviewed and quoted extensively in Collision on I-75 by Dr. Larry Weiss (2004), published by the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C. Doug has lectured extensively around the country, including the Association of Trial Lawyers of America 1995 Annual Convention in New York City and the 2001 meeting of The Melvin Belli Society, as part of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America convention in Montreal, Canada. He also has lectured to various state trial lawyer associations in New Orleans, Orlando, and Nashville, as well as Sandestin and Gulf Shores, Alabama. In September of each year, Doug co-hosts the 21-Hour Philo Invitational Seminar held in Detroit, Michigan, at the Courtyard Downtown Detroit Marriott. The invitation-only seminar is presented to attorneys around the country. Doug is also a presenter of several topics on Tort Liability at the Philo Seminar. Doug received the Al Sansone Service Award, the highest award of service recognized by the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a Supporting Member of the Melvin M. Belli Society and Supporting Fellow of the Roscoe Pound Institute.

Education
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
J.D. (1983) | Law
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Honors: Phi Alpha Delta, president, 1982-1983 Bench and Bar Mortar Board Farrah Law Society, Vice President, 1982-1983 Al Sansone Service Award by the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
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Auburn University
B.S. (1979) | Mechanical Engineering
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Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa Pi Tau Sigma
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Awards
Top 100 Civil Plaintiff's Lawyer
National Trial Lawyers
Member of Alliance Against Drugs
Attorney General of the State of Alabama
Al Sansone Service Award
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
Top 100 Lawyer
American Trial Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
Alabama State Bar
Member
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Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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American Association of Justice
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Alabama Association of Justice
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National Trial Lawyers
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Melvin M. Belli Society
Supporting Member
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Roscoe Pound Institute
Supporting Fellow
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Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
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Activities: Board of Governors, 1987-1988 Executive Committee, 1988-2010 Chairman, Speakers' Burea Committee, 1992-1996 Chairman, Public Relations Committee, 1989-1991 Chairman, Local Chapters Committee, 1988-1989; 1999-2000
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama
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Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Additional Practice Areas
  • Automobile Crashes
  • Trucking Collisions
  • Trial Practice
  • Premises Liability
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Cochran Firm Huntsville
Contact & Map
401 Madison Street
PO Box 508
HUNTSVILLE, AL 35801
Telephone: (256) 536-1199
Fax: (256) 536-7754