Since earning his law degree in 1996, Doug has primarily focused his career on bankruptcy reorganization and commercial insolvency matters. He regularly represents debtors, committees, and creditors and claimants of all types in reorganization cases, as well as litigants in adversary proceedings and petitioning creditors in involuntary bankruptcy cases. His practice also includes commercial litigation, financing and purchase and sale transactions both in and outside of bankruptcy, as well as loan workouts, out-of-court liquidations, foreclosures, construction and other lien disputes.
Doug grew up in Indianola, Mississippi. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1993 and his Juris Doctor in 1996 from the University of Mississippi. During law school, he was a member of the Mississippi Law Journal, where he served as Associate Editor of Mississippi Cases, and a member of the Moot Court Board.
Upon graduation, Doug briefly practiced with Waring Cox, PLC in Memphis, Tennessee, before joining the Jackson, Mississippi office of Phelps Dunbar, LLP, where he spent the next twelve years as an associate and partner. Doug joined McCraney Montagnet & Quin in 2010.
Doug has been certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification since 2003, and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in Bankruptcy, Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Most recently, Doug was named Best Lawyers' 2013 Litigation Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year.
Doug has been selected for inclusion in the 2008-2014 editions of Mid-South and Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers® in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights. Only five percent of the lawyers in the States of Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas are selected for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers. Doug holds an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, signifying the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards.
Doug is licensed to practice in Mississippi and Tennessee and is admitted to practice before the Circuit Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Sixth Circuits. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Mississippi Bar, Tennessee Bar Association, and is a member of the board of directors and past President of the Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference. He also serves on the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Study Group for Debtor/Creditor Laws and on the Advisory Committee for Uniform Local Bankruptcy Rules for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi.
Doug has served on the board of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association (2004-2007), and he annually assists the University of Mississippi School of Law participants in the Conrad Duberstein Memorial Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition at St. John's University.
Doug is regularly asked to serve on the faculty of continuing legal education presentations, most recently including the 5th Circuit Bench-Bar Bankruptcy Conference, Center for American and International Law, Dallas, Texas, April 2010; and the Mid South Conference on Bankruptcy Law, University of Mississippi Center for Continuing Legal Education, Memphis, Tennessee, February 2010.
Doug and his wife, Angie, have three children and live in the Fondren neighborhood of Jackson. You can e-mail Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org.