Matthew T. Douglas is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully resolved hundreds of personal injury claims on behalf of injured clients. He focuses his practice on personal injury, medical malpractice, premises liability, wrongful death, insurance bad faith, commercial trucking cases, products liability, Title IX, 1983 actions, construction and road defects, and professional malpractice. Mr. Douglas has obtained favorable jury verdicts and judgments in dozens of Circuit Court cases. He also has experience litigating complex products liability and commercial trucking cases in federal court. Recently, he litigated a case which resulted in a jury verdict of more than three times the insurance carrier’s last offer for the plaintiff in the Dorchester County Court of Common Pleas. In that case, the plaintiff was injured in a car wreck and the defense argued lack of property damage, gaps in treatment, and pre-existing condition.

Prior to joining John Price Law Firm, LLC, Mr. Douglas had over a decade of experience as a trial lawyer. During that time he represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of civil matters. He has represented industry clients in pursuing hundreds of subrogation claims arising from motor vehicle collisions and products liability claims. Mr. Douglas formerly served as coverage counsel for an international commercial carrier and provided advisory opinions regarding: liability and first-party coverage; reserve estimates following high exposure events; analysis and application of commercial liability policies; and tenders of defense. He has also represented industry clients in complex civil litigation including: medical malpractice actions; wrongful death; commercial trucking; bad faith; and premises liability actions. He has also been admitted pro hoc in the State of California to serve as lead counsel in an international products liability wrongful death action.

When not representing clients, Mr. Douglas loves spending time with his wife and two young sons in Summerville, South Carolina.

 

Bar Admissions/Memberships:         

South Carolina, 2008 – present
US District Court, 2008 – present

  • South Carolina Association of Justice (SCAJ)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • SC Bar YLD, Professional Development Committee
  • Charleston Bar Association: Dorchester County Bar Association
  • Attorney Coach: Mock Trial Competition
  • Scoring Judge: South Carolina Mock Trial Competition

 

Education:

University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2007
Honors: Cum Laude; Order of the Wig & Robe
CALI Award: Property; Administrative Law; Criminal Procedure
ABA Real Property & Trust Journal Law Review Member
Research Assistant – Professor Eagle – Environmental Law

College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Bachelor of Arts, 2003

 

Publications /Presentations:

South Carolina CLE Publications/Presentations:

  • “How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out)"
  • “Top Admission Mistakes Made With Electronically Stored Information (ESI)”
  • “Understanding Hearsay and Determining Admissibility”
  • “Top Hearsay Pitfalls Made By Trial Attorneys”
  • “Introducing Evidence: How to Lay a Foundation, Authenticate and Get It  Admitted"
  • “Objections: When and How to Make Them”

 

Location:Summerville, South Carolina
Phone:843-832-6000
843-884-2795
843-552-6011
Fax:843-871-3232
Email:Email me
Bar Admissions:

South Carolina, 2008 – present
US District Court, 2008 – present

  • South Carolina Association of Justice (SCAJ)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • SC Bar YLD, Professional Development Committee
  • Charleston Bar Association: Dorchester County Bar Association
  • Attorney Coach: Mock Trial Competition
  • Scoring Judge: South Carolina Mock Trial Competition
Education:

University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2007
Honors: Cum Laude; Order of the Wig & Robe
CALI Award: Property; Administrative Law; Criminal Procedure
ABA Real Property & Trust Journal Law Review Member
Research Assistant – Professor Eagle – Environmental Law

College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Bachelor of Arts, 2003

Publications

South Carolina CLE Publications/Presentations:

  • “How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out)"
  • “Top Admission Mistakes Made With Electronically Stored Information (ESI)”
  • “Understanding Hearsay and Determining Admissibility”
  • “Top Hearsay Pitfalls Made By Trial Attorneys”
  • “Introducing Evidence: How to Lay a Foundation, Authenticate and Get It  Admitted"
  • “Objections: When and How to Make Them”