- C. Douglas Dooley
- 801 Broad Street, Third Floor
- Pioneer Building
- Chattanooga,TN 37402
- 423.265.0214 fax: 423.266.5490
Doug Dooley has over 25 years of legal experience and trials in Tennessee and Federal Courts.
Mr. Dooley is the Southern Region Director for the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and a Past President of Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association. He also completed a three year term as Tennessee State Representative of Defense Research Institute.
He has experience in handling all types of civil litigation including workers' compensation, trucking accidents, personal injury law, insurance coverage disputes, premises liability, food borne illness cases, Dram Shop liability and complex litigation.
He also serves as an assistant managing member in the firm's Chattanooga office.
Representative Client Work
Represent employers, insurance carriers and third party administrators in workers' compensation cases.
Represent businesses in Dram Shop liability cases.
Represent restaurants in food borne illness cases.
Represent insurance companies for coverage disputes and declaratory judgment actions.
Represent trucking companies in personal injury and wrongful death actions.
Represent businesses for premises liability actions and have obtained successful defense verdicts.
Represent corporations in defense of product liability cases.
Represent defendants in automobile liability cases.
Represent insurance carriers in Uninsured Motorist cases.
Represent business industry in employment matters.
Bar & Court Admissions
US District Court of Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee;
US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Chattanooga Bar Association
Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
President Elect (2007)
Vice President East Tennessee (2004-2005)
Board of Directors (1998-2003)
Defense Research Institute
Southern Region Director, Board of Directors (present)
Tennessee State Representative (2005-2008)
Marketing Committee member (2006-2008)
International Association of Defense Counsel
ALFA International Workers' Compensation Steering Committee
Southern Association of Workers' Compensation Administrators
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Former Senior Warden (2002-2004 and 2005-2008)
served on Vestry and as Stewardship Chair
Board member Mountain Recreation Board Signal Mountain, Tennessee
Former President Signal Mountain Soccer League
Parent Council Girls Preparatory School
Former Board of Advisors Girls Preparatory School
Publications and Lectures
Mr. Dooley is regularly invited to lecture on Tennessee Workers' Compensation and tort liability to risk managers, human resource administrators and insurance claims adjusters all over the country.