Mr. Douglas is a former Ohio Supreme Court Justice, having served three terms on the high court from 1985 to 2002. He is regarded by many of his colleagues in the legal profession as one of the most intelligent and best-prepared members of the Supreme Court of Ohio during his service.
Before being elected to the 6th District Court of Appeals in 1980, Justice Douglas served in the U.S. Army Infantry and Signal Corps, from 1954-1956, and obtained the rank of first lieutenant. He also was a partner with the law firm of Winchester & Douglas in 1960 where he practiced law in Toledo and Lucas County for more than 20 years.
His many accomplishments include serving as special counsel to the Attorney General of Ohio, nine-time elected Toledo City Councilman, as well as serving as an adjunct assistant professor at Ohio Dominican College and the University of Toledo Community and Technical Colleges.
Prior to joining MRR, Justice Douglas focused his legal practice on Complex Litigation, Business Law, and Public Sector Law.
Ohio State Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association
Toledo Bar Association
Lucas County Bar Association
American Judicature Society
National Political Science Honor Society
Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
Trustee of the North Toledo Oldtimers’ Football Association
Plan for Settlement of Jurisdictional Disputes in the Construction Industry, National Arbitrator (2003-Present)
Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, Executive Director (2004-2009)
Ohio Judicial Conference, Former Lecturer: Capital Offense Cases
Past Ohio Dominican College Adjunct Assistant Professor, US Constitutional Law; Social Issues and the Law, and Judicial Process
Past University of Toledo Community & Technical College Adjunct Assistant Professor, Business Organizations and Fundamentals of Consumer Law
Ohio Attorney General Special Counsel
Ohio AFL-CIO Appreciation Award (2003)
Ohio Association of Public School Employees Appreciation Award (2002)
Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Lifetime Achievement Award (2002)
University of Toledo College of Law Distinguished Alumnus Award
University of Toledo Gold “T” Award for Outstanding Alumnus – Field of Endeavor
Over 900 published judicial opinions
“Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector with Emphasis on Ohio Public Sector Collective Bargaining” 18 University of Toledo Law Review
“Survey of Ohio Case Law” Ohio Northern Law Review