"We handle all the details of our clients' injury claims, so they can focus on getting better."
North Carolina Car Accident Lawyer
Doug is a partner and is the chief negotiator for personal injury cases at Daggett Shuler. He concentrates his practice in serious personal injury liability claims, with particular emphasis in insurance law and alternative dispute resolution. He has specific interest and experience in insurance coverage and insurance policy issues.
Doug has worked in the areas of finance and insurance since 1984, most extensively in the area of automobile insurance coverage and claims. Doug previously worked for State Farm Insurance as a Claim Specialist, giving him unique insight into all aspects of personal injury and other insurance claims. He held a North Carolina adjuster’s license from 1988 – 2008 and holds an Associate in Claims (AIC) designation from the Insurance Institute of America.
Doug has received an ‘AV Preeminent’ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are the legal industry’s leading and most recognized rating organization. The ‘AV Preeminent’ rating reflects the highest ethical standards and professional ability as evaluated by other lawyers and judges around the state.
Doug is admitted to practice for cases arising in North Carolina and Virginia.
If you or a loved one have been seriously or fatally injured in an accident that was not your fault, let us support you and help you during this difficult time. Our award-winning law firm with give you the peace of mind you need, and the legal guidance that is required to seek justice on your behalf.
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Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, North Carolina Central University School of Law, Evening Program, 2008
Master of Business Administration, with distinction, Wake Forest University, 1995
Bachelor of Science in Finance, magna cum laude, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1984
North Carolina Courts, 2008
United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 2008
North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission Certified Superior Court Mediator
Past member of the adjunct faculty, Randolph Community College, taught classes in business finance and insurance
Virginia Courts, 2017
Awards & Memberships
Contributing Author, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance in North Carolina, North Carolina Advocates for Justice and Lexis Nexis, 1st Edition 2013; 2nd Edition 2015.
“AV Preeminent” Peer Review Rating – Martindale-Hubbell , 2012 – present.
Legislative Co-Chair – Auto Torts Section, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2009-2014.
Member – Legislative Committee, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2009 – 2014
Order of Service – North Carolina Advocates for Justice – 2010, 2011, 2012.
Member – Comparative Fault Task Force, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2010.
Member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice committee responsible for redrafting the North Carolina Financial Responsibility Act (N.C. Gen. Stat. § 20-279.21), amended and adopted, 2009.
Member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice committee responsible for redrafting portions of the North Carolina Personal Automobile Policy, amended and adopted, 2009.
NCDRC Certified North Carolina Superior Court mediator, 2006 – present.
Council Member, Insurance Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association, 2016 – 2019
Super Lawyers, North Carolina Rising Star, 2012-2018
Selected by Super Lawyers, 2018
AV Preeminent Highest Rating for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina Bar Association
American Bar Association
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
21st Judicial District Bar
Forsyth County Bar Association
Association Legislative Co-Chair for the NC Advocates for Justice 2009-2010
Along with his legal responsibilities, Doug is known as the financial guru here at the firm, helping us all better understand the ins and outs of investing. Outside the firm, Doug enjoys running, cycling, reading, and spending time with his family. He and his wife Anne have one daughter.
- Strategies for Managing Court Approval of Minor Settlements, North Carolina Advocates for Justice Disbursements and Continuing Education Seminar, January 24 and 28, 2014.
- Priority Issues in UM/UIM Stacking, North Carolina Advocates for Justice Continuing Education Seminar, April 20, 2012.
- Court Approved Settlements – A View From the Bench: Practical Considerations for Managing Court Approval, North Carolina Advocates for Justice Disbursements and Continuing Education Seminar, February 26, 2016.
At Daggett Shuler, you can depend on us.