Background: Doug served on active orders for the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps (USAF JAGC) for eight years and has over ten years of total military service. He provides legal services in matters involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and other employment law matters. Doug also provides legal services for military matters involving the Uniform Code of Military Justice, administrative discharges, and security clearance denials.
Doug earned his Bachelor of Arts in English with honors from Central Methodist University in 2006. After graduation, Doug served as a teacher and earned statewide recognition as a teacher of the year from the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Doug left teaching to pursue his legal education at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Law. While in law school, Doug earned Dean's List Honors and served on the First Amendment Law Review. Additionally, Doug earned his MBA from the University of California-Los Angeles. He is a member of the Dean's Society and held a concentration in finance.
After graduating law school in 2011, Doug prosecuted felony criminal offenses as an assistant district attorney in Missouri before he commissioned as an officer with the USAF JAGC. In the military, Doug served as a military prosecutor and litigator for the busiest military justice installations across the Air Force, to include in PACAF, AETC, ACC, and USAFE. During his time as a military attorney, Doug developed significant experience in advising on matters of employment and labor law. After leaving active-duty, Doug served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California. Consequently, Doug has legal experience in a wide range of complex matters. He has a passion for protecting the rights of military members and federal employees.
Military Awards: Named the 2021 Air Reserve Command Attorney of the year for his efforts. He was competitively chosen to serve as a litigation instructor for military junior attorneys worldwide.
Bar Admissions: State Bar of Missouri (2011), State Bar of Texas (2013), Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (2013); Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals (2013); State Bar of California (2019); Western District of Missouri (2023).