Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Douglas' Profile

Douglas is a Partner in Maynard’s Litigation section. His practice focuses on commercial civil trial work, appellate matters, and mediation.

His practice has covered business and commercial matters, including civil fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, broker and professional liability, unfair trade practices, copyright, trademark and patent infringement, and lender liability issues, as well as complex contract, corporate, partnership, real estate, and construction-related cases.

For a number of years his practice included substantial litigation involving the trial of claims brought against entities and individuals engaged in satellite signal piracy under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Doug’s role in these cases was as consulting senior trial and appellate counsel throughout Florida, the Eastern U.S., and included appeals argued before the Federal 4th, 5th, and 11th Circuits.

Douglas holds a B.A. in political science from Stetson University. He received his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law.

Douglas's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • President, Florida State University College of Law Alumni Board of Directors (1997-1998)
  • Florida State University College of Law Board of Visitors


State Bar: Florida

  • Florida State University College of Law
    • J.D., Law Review, Moot Court Team

  • Stetson University
    • 1980, B.A. in Political Science, Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board

Monday, April 4, 2022


Today, nationally recognized law firm Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) announced a series of moves to expand the Firm’s Florida footprint. Swann Hadley Stump Dietrich & Spears, P.A., an AV-rated, full-service law firm based in Winter Park, Florida, will be merging into Maynard. This union serves as the latest market...

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