Doug loves working for his clients to achieve the best results whether that means trial or negotiations. Even before attending law school, Doug wanted to be a trial lawyer. Like many courtroom attorneys, his path as a lawyer begin in a public defender’s office.He gained an immense amount of experience trying cases working for the state's largest criminal defense contractor, Metropolitan Public Defender for over four years. During that time, he handled an incredibly wide variety of cases from minor misdemeanors, and traffic offenses including DUIIs all the way up to the most serious Ballot Measure 11 offenses to both juries and judges.
Doug brings a unique background to Reynolds Defense Firm.In addition to his focus on criminal cases, he also worked for over three years as a civil litigator handling personal injury cases all over Oregon and Washington for one of the largest litigation firms in the Pacific Northwest. This included litigating, arbitrating, and mediating negligence cases from automobile accidents and slip and falls to more complex apartment building fires and bad faith claims. He knows the pitfalls and perils of litigating against large insurers and that experience gives him a decided advantage over his competition and opposing counsel.The additional skills that Doug acquired during this time is invaluable to the RDF Team because of his understanding of how to help clients work through difficult situations