Choosing a lawyer for a personal injury case can be difficult, so we offer these tips. First, ask about experience. Doug is a Hattiesburg native who graduated Tulane Law School in 1992, and within a few months he was trying cases to juries, and winning. He strongly believes that to adequately pursue personal injury cases, a lawyer should know his way around a courtroom, and Doug has tried cases to juries lasting days, weeks and even months. "The insurance companies know if you have the stomach for litigation and trial practice," Doug says, "and if you never put them to the test, they'll roll all over you." Doug leaves no room for doubt when it comes to how aggressive he will be in pursuing his client's cause.
Doug learned how to work aggressively for others well before becoming a lawyer, though: in the 1980's he served as a paratrooper and Vulcan gunner in the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division, and later in the National Guard as the Legal Assistant for the Staff Judge Advocate of Camp Shelby. This experience helps him bring self-discipline and a commitment to serving others into every case he works on.
You should also ask about practice areas. Doug has never believed in the "jack of all trades, master of none" approach to law. Although he has extensive experience in criminal law, nowadays Doug works exclusively in the personal injury field and the closely related field of employment law. Specialization has helped Doug hone in on areas he's passionate about, polishing his skills while experiencing the fulfillment that comes from meeting specific client needs.
Anytime you call a law firm to see about hiring a lawyer, ask to speak to the man in charge. When you call a law firm, you have every right to expect that you'll speak to the guy on the billboard or in the commercials, because that's the guy in charge, right? With Lee Law Firm, you will speak to the man in charge, and if you hire Lee Law Firm, you'll be represented by the man in charge: Doug Lee.