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Doug Houser's practice focuses on large "bet-the-company" type major disputes where his years of experience, practical common sense, and negotiating skills can be maximized to obtain effective and imaginative solutions to complex problems. The National Law Journal has named Doug as one of the outstanding defense lawyers in the United States. Doug has tried 140 punitive damages and/or extracontractual claims cases.
As a complement to his standing as a litigator, Doug has also played a significant role as an arbitrator in insurance/reinsurance and commercial disputes. He was an arbitrator in the "Big Dig" – Boston, Ted Williams Tunnel Collapse dispute.
Doug has handled cases in 21 different states by means of pro hac vice admission and has appeared in many Federal Trial and Appellate Courts throughout the U.S.
Chambers USA named Doug as an outstanding commercial litigator in Oregon. He has been designated a Super Lawyer and selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2006. Doug is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and past President of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel. Doug is an international and domestic commercial arbitrator with the London branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, as well as a certified arbitrator with the AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS U.S.).
Practice AreasInsurance & Reinsurance IssuesCommercial LitigationArbitration of DisputesIntellectual PropertyProduct Liability