- Business Litigation
- Fiduciary Duty & Shareholder Litigation
- Estate & Trust Litigation
- Insurance & Bad Faith Litigation
- Construction & Real Estate Litigation
- Trucking & Automobile Accidents
- Personal Injury & Products Liability
Douglas Hargett is a native of Cherokee, Alabama. He practiced law in Huntsville in two of Alabama’s largest law firms, Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. and Balch & Bingham LLP, before returning home to join Hall | Tanner | Hargett as a partner in July, 2009. As a trial lawyer, Douglas regularly represents both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation in state and federal courts and alternative dispute resolution proceedings (arbitration and mediation) throughout North Alabama.
Douglas attended law school at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) School of Law, graduating cum laude. While at Ole Miss, he served as an Associate Editor of the Mississippi Law Journal (excellence in legal writing) and on the Executive Committee of the Moot Court Board (excellence in trial advocacy). Prior to law school, Douglas attended the University of North Alabama (UNA) on baseball and leadership scholarships and graduated magna cum laude with a double-major in Political Science and Biology. Douglas was twice named the Disney Wide World of Sports National Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Verizon Academic All-American of the Year for all College Divisions, in addition to being named as a Rawlings All-American First Baseman and the Alabama Sportswriters’ Small College Athlete of the Year. He also received UNA’s prestigious Turris Fidelis Award for outstanding service to the University. In 2013, Douglas was inducted into the UNA Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2014, he was inducted into the Colbert County Sports Hall of Fame. In 2018, Douglas was inducted into the Gulf South Conference Hall of Fame.
Douglas was selected by Super Lawyers as a 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Alabama Rising Star for demonstrating excellence in the practice of law, an honor limited to only 2.5 percent of attorneys within the state. He has also been rated as an AV Preeminent attorney by Martindale-Hubbell since 2011, the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards. He has been recognized in Business Alabama’s publication of Top Attorneys: Alabama’s Outstanding Young Lawyers.
Douglas previously served as President of the UNA Alumni Association Board, which is responsible for maintaining relations with UNA’s alumni on both the local and national levels. Douglas was elected and served as President of the Colbert County Bar Association in 2012. While practicing law in Huntsville, Douglas was elected by his peers to serve as President Elect of the Huntsville Young Lawyers. In 2009, he was nominated to receive the Huntsville/Madison County Young Professional of the Year Award before returning home to the Shoals to practice law.
Douglas is married to the former Courtney Horton of Sheffield, Alabama. Outside of the office, Douglas enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and coaching his children in youth sports and supporting their teams.
- University of Mississippi School of Law, cum laude, J.D. 2005
- University of North Alabama, magna cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi, B.S. 2002
- Alabama Supreme Court, 2005
- U.S. District Court, N.D. of Alabama, 2005
- U.S. District Court, M.D. of Alabama, 2005
- U.S. District Court, S.D. of Alabama, 2005
- 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2005
- Alabama Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Colbert County Bar Association, Past President
- Lauderdale County Bar Association
- UNA Alumni Association Board, President, 2015-2016
- UNA Division 1 Transition & Advisory Committee
- Douglas B. Hargett, G. Bartley Loftin, III, “Minority Oppression in Limited Liability Companies: The Birth of a New Claim or a Hole in the Law?,” Alabama Lawyer, January 2016
- Landlord Tenant Law, Sterling Education Services, 2007-2008
- Mitchell v. K And B Fabricators, Inc. (Ala. 2018)
- McDaniel v. Ezell (Ala. 2015)
- State Dept. of Transp. v. Joe Keenum Excavation and Const. Co., Inc. (Ala. 2012)
- Ex parte Bentley (Ala. 2010)
- Nihon Tsushin Kabushiki Kaisha v Davidson (D. Del. 2009)
- In re Lucky (Bankr. N.D. Ala. 2008)
- Reed v. Darbouze (N.D. Ala. 2007)
- Clacker v. Deese (N.D. Ala. 2007)
- Avocent v. ATEN (N.D. Ala. 2007)