The Cochran Firm - Huntsville
401 Madison St SE
Huntsville, AL 35801-4204
(256) 536-1199 www.cochranfirm.com
Born 1957, Sidney, Nebraska, Doug Fees is a managing partner in The Cochran Firm's Huntsville office. With an educational background in both mechanical engineering and law, Doug seeks to utilize the Tort System for both its primary social purpose of preventing accidental injury and death and secondarily, seeking fair compensation for the clients he represents. He incorporates the concepts of safety engineering in his daily practice of handling products, construction, and premises liability cases, as well as tractor-trailer and automobile crashes
Doug has been interviewed by and appeared on ABC News Day One, the Learning Channel, and Court TV regarding information on environmental improvements as a result of the Piper v. Bowater case. Doug also was interviewed and quoted extensively in Collision on I-75 by Dr. Larry Weiss (2004), published by the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.
Doug has lectured extensively around the country, including the Association of Trial Lawyers of America 1995 Annual Convention in New York City and the 2001 meeting of The Melvin Belli Society, as part of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America convention in Montreal, Canada. He also has lectured to various state trial lawyer associations in New Orleans, Orlando, and Nashville, as well as Sandestin and Gulf Shores, Alabama.
On September 27-29, 2013, Doug co-hosted the 21-Hour Philo Invitational Seminar held in Detroit, Michigan, at the Courtyard Downtown Detroit Marriott. The invitation only seminar was presented to 60 attorneys from 14 different states. As part of the seminar, a Celebration of Harry Philo's Work was held on the Friday evening of the seminar where many of Harry's partners, paralegals, family and friends, enjoyed good food and drink, and shared many memories of Harry, who passed away in May, 2012. Doug was also a presenter of several topics on Tort Liability.
Doug received the Al Sansone Service Award, the highest award of service recognized by the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a Supporting Member of the Melvin M. Belli Society and Supporting Fellow of the Roscoe Pound Institute.