Doug has extensive experience defending the rights of peace officers and is committed to ensuring that his clients are treated fairly and that their needs are met throughout every step of the process. He has secured numerous victories for his clients over the years in both pre- and post-disciplinary hearings but is also focused on helping clients prepare for and navigate a full and rewarding law enforcement career. Doug is actively involved with the Bay Area and Northern Chapters of the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) and values time spent there with members of our many labor association clients.
Prior to joining RLS in 2010, Doug worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Contra Costa County where he prosecuted both misdemeanor and felony trials, including those involving serious and violent felonies and crimes against police officers. He also wrote and argued numerous motions, presented cases to the grand jury, and served as a juvenile prosecutor litigating serious juvenile cases.
Doug graduated cum laude from the University of Utah earning a degree in sociology with an emphasis on criminology, and earned his law degree at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.
Doug is licensed to practice in all California state courts.
Disclaimer: Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee.
• B.A., University of Utah
• J.D., S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah