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Mr. Douglas A. Petho

Mr. Douglas A. Petho

Price, Petho & Anderson
  • Personal Injury, Animal & Dog Law, Workers' Compensation...
  • North Carolina
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Attorney Douglas A. Petho joined the firm in 1993. He is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in the Administration of Criminal Justice in 1988. He earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1991. Mr. Petho is a native of the Charlotte area.

Mr. Petho began his trial career as an Assistant District Attorney for the 1st Judicial District of North Carolina serving under the Hon. H.P. Williams. In that position, Mr. Petho was tasked with the prosecution of both misdemeanor and felony charges in a seven county district of Eastern North Carolina.

Since joining the firm in 1993, attorney Petho’s primary focus has been the litigation of plaintiff’s personal injury suits. He has successfully tried hundreds cases to jury verdict involving automobile accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, animal attacks, intentional torts and work related accidents. He has served as a representative of the plaintiff’s bar on the Mecklenburg County District Court Rules Committee and has served as an arbitrator in numerous insurance disputes.

In 2011, Mr. Petho achieved an “AV Preeminent” rating by Martindale Hubbell, their highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. He is an active member in the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and a member of both the Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Division. He is a member of the North Carolina Stat Bar, North Carolina Bar Association and Mecklenburg County Bar Association.

Mr. Petho is married with two daughters, all of whom are active members of Saint Matthew Catholic Church.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Insurance Claims
Additional Practice Area
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Trial Attorney
Price, Petho & Anderson
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Litigation Attorney. I have personally tried to verdict over 200 civil jury trials and handled thousands of cases involving personal injuries, worker's compensation claims, wrongful death and products liability claims. Call for a free consultation.
Assistant District Attorney
District Attoneys Office 1st Judicial District
University of North Carolina School of Law
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
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AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
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North Carolina Bar Association
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Mecklenburg County Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
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Speaking Engagements
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Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered

Q. I'm on supervised probation for DUI. Is it possible for me to be allowed to go on a cruise to the Bahamas?
A: This depends on the conditions of your probation. I would contact your probation officer.
Q. WC Clincher with an advance payment will weekly WC checks continue? And when will I get a copy of settlement I signed?
A: The number one complaint clients have with their attorneys is a lack of communication, either by failing to return phone calls were not properly explaining the process. Attorney's fees and workers compensation claims are set by the industrial commmission at 25%. I do not know what the $900 is for but it may be for expenses. I would ask for an itemization of those expenses. I would also recommend setting an appointment too meet in person with your attorney to discuss these concerns.
Q. I live in NC and recently 2 dogs were found running at large in my town and were picked up by a good Samaritan and taken
A: There would have to be a determination that the treatment of the dogs amounts to animal abuse or cruelty, not negligence. the owners could then be charged and the animals removed .I would contact local police department to find out what agency, either animal control, Sheriff's Department etc.would be involved in the investigation.
Q. hi, back in December i got a speeding ticket for 74 in a 45 zone along with a careless and reckless driving charge...
A: I would retain an attorney to assist you in this matter. If you are unable to pay for an attorney you may qualify to have the court appoint one for you. I would say that without knowing the specifics of your driving record or the circumstances of the citation, it would be unusual for you to be sentenced to active jail time for simple reckless driving and speeding.
Q. Can a lawyer file a judgement against you 5 years later
A: The short answer is yes. The longer answer is you should contact an experienced criminal attorney in Gastonia to assist in getting your license reinstated.
Q. I was in an car accident where and uninsured driver hit me and two others the problem is my medical bills they never
A: A lawsuit in an uninsured motorist claim must be filed in North Carolina three years from the date of the accident, two years for a death claim. The statute limitations will bar your claim otherwise. An uninsured motorist claim is a first party claim meaning that your insurance company owes a duty to deal with you in good faith. however, unless they represented to you that the statute limitations for something other than what it is I don't know whether they would be estopped in denying your claim. I would contact the insurance company and see whether their offer is still valid.
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Price, Petho & Anderson
Charlotte, NC
1430 Elizabeth Ave
Charlotte, NC 28204
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Telephone: (704) 372-2160
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Rockingham, NC
801 E Broad Ave
Rockingham, NC 28379
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Rutherfordton, NC
224 N Main St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
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