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Doug Winegardner is a member of our Coverage and Casualty Litigation Group, and Chair of the Aviation and Admiralty Team. His practice concentrates in Admiralty and maritime law, aviation litigation, and civil defense litigation.

Doug graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in 1990; and earned his J.D. from the Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio in 1994. At Capital, he was an Associate Editor of Law Review, and was inducted as a member of the Order of the Curia honorary society for high scholastic achievement.

Following law school, he joined the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps and was assigned first as a defense attorney, then served as prosecutor in central and southern Florida. He was later assigned to JAG's headquarters in Washington, D.C. concentrating on admiralty and maritime law. Doug also served in the Naval Reserves from 2001 to 2004, handling general litigation for the Navy Department.

Doug worked for two years as a Trial Attorney in the civil division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., representing agencies such as the military departments, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Weather Service, and the Department of Transportation in aviation and maritime lawsuits. While at the Justice Department, Doug successfully defended the United States in the civil litigation stemming from the Marine Corps jet's collision with a ski gondola in Cavalese, Italy, and the accidental bombing litigation in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Additionally, he has tried or otherwise handled a wide variety of other cases including major aviation disasters, major ship collisions and shipboard accidents, and many general aviation and maritime accident suits.

Doug is listed in Virginia Business magazine's 2011-2013, Virginia Legal Elite.

Publications

"The Anti-False Testimony Principle And The Fundamentals Of Ethical Preparation Of Deposition Witnesses", Catholic University Law Review, V59:1, 2009, with Stephen M. Goldman, Ph.D., Esq.

"Behind Closed Doors: Preventing False Deposition Testimony", Journal of the Section of Litigation, Summer 2010, V 34, N 4, with Stephen M. Goldman, Ph.D., Esq. (link requires ABA membership)

 

■ Quick Facts

 
Education

B.S.J., Ohio University, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, 1990
J.D., Capital University Law School, 1994

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Ohio (inactive)
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Services
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • United States Naval Reserve (Lieutenant Commander 2001-2004)
  • Virginia Association of Defense Lawyers
  • Federal Bar Assocation
  • Southeast Admiralty Law Institute
  • Maritime Law Association
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Aviation Insurance Association
  • International Aviation and Transportation Safety Bar Association (Formerly: National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society
 

■ Quick Facts

 
Education

B.S.J., Ohio University, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, 1990
J.D., Capital University Law School, 1994

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Ohio (inactive)
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Services
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • United States Naval Reserve (Lieutenant Commander 2001-2004)
  • Virginia Association of Defense Lawyers
  • Federal Bar Assocation
  • Southeast Admiralty Law Institute
  • Maritime Law Association
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Aviation Insurance Association
  • International Aviation and Transportation Safety Bar Association (Formerly: National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society