For over 20 years, Doug Minor has been an active litigator in the Southeast. Over the course of his career he has litigated in a wide variety of areas, including product liability, environmental contamination, class actions, antitrust, consumer fraud and investment fraud actions. Doug has been listed in Chambers USA since 2007, and Best Lawyers in America® and Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2011 in the areas of general and commercial litigation, and he was named Best Lawyers’ 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” for real estate litigation.
Doug’s litigation career began early. He tried his first case three years after graduating from law school, obtaining a unanimous jury verdict on behalf of a national transportation company. He tried two more cases before leaving the Jackson office of a regional law firm in 2001 and becoming a partner in a small, four-lawyer law firm that represented plaintiffs and defendants. For the next five years, Doug represented individuals and businesses in personal injury, consumer fraud and business tort cases. He helped obtain several settlements for plaintiffs, including several hundred plaintiffs in an FLSA lawsuit, and several plaintiffs in a fraudulent marketing action against an insurance provider. In 2005, he obtained a $9.9 million jury verdict on behalf of a plaintiff in a fraud action against an insurer. In addition to representing plaintiffs, Doug has also represented several Fortune 500 corporations facing lawsuits in Mississippi, including a manufacturer of safety equipment, a mortgage company, a national investment brokerage, and a national food processor.
Doug joined Bradley in 2006, and since that time his practice has focused exclusively on the representation of defendants. His litigation practice includes the defense of insurance and mortgage companies facing breach of contract and tort actions across the country. Doug serves as national counsel for a regional life/health/disability insurer and a national mortgage servicer, and has recently appeared in courts in Nevada, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Doug is currently defending a Fortune 500 company against a $50 million misappropriation of likeness claim, and an investment group against a $75 million fraud claim. He strives to provide early evaluation of cases, to work closely with clients to identify cost-effective ways in which to resolve disputes, and to aggressively prepare matters for trial when necessary. He has argued appeals before the Second, Fourth and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeals.
In addition to litigation, Doug has assisted lenders and mortgage servicers with regulatory compliance matters. He has undertaken third-party vendor management projects for several mortgage servicers, and has managed numerous regulatory projects designed to help lenders and servicers navigate an increasingly complex regulatory environment.
Doug has served as the Chair of the Litigation Section of the Mississippi Bar, and he is a certified instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Doug frequently speaks at CLE seminars on topics related to the litigation process, including lectures on settlement conference and mediation strategy and avoiding conflicts of interest.