Doug’s extensive law enforcement experience as a Deputy Sheriff and Deputy District Attorney provides a unique perspective to our litigation and crisis communications practice. Doug served for 26 years as prosecutor in the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, the sixth-largest prosecutor’s office in the nation. Doug performed nearly 150 jury trials, serving as the public face of the prosecution in those cases and managing relationships between various parties and witnesses.
In addition, Doug served 12 years as an elected trustee on the pension board for San Diego County, twice being elected chairman of the Board. During that time, he was elected by pension trustees statewide to serve two terms as President of the State Association of County Retirement Systems, a statewide organization for pension systems in California.
In his various roles as prosecutor, trustee and President of a statewide organization, Doug was required to communicate with the media on high profile cases and issues. His real-world experience in working with the media and the public make him an invaluable member of our Crisis Communications teams, where the crafting of responses and presence on camera are vital skills.
Doug is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles where he majored in history. He earned his law degree at Southwestern School of Law.