PATRICK R. DOUGLAS has litigated extensively in both State and Federal Courts in Missouri and across the region. Douglas practices primarily in commercial litigation, agricultural litigation, personal injury, general defense, medical malpractice defense, and products liability defense. Douglas also represents local Levee and Drainage District interests, and has an active transactional practice.
Prior to joining the firm, Douglas served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Lewis M. Blanton, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. Douglas is a member of the Missouri Bar, and is admitted to practice in all Missouri Courts, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, the Eastern District of Arkansas, the Central District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and in the Supreme Court of the United States.
He graduated Cum Laude from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he earned a B.S.Ed. in 1999. He earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri Columbia in 2002. While in law school, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Missouri Environmental Law and Policy Review, where he was also twice published as an author.
Douglas is a former President of the Sikeston Jaycees and is a former President of the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Association Board of Directors. Douglas was named an “Outstanding Young Missourian” by the Missouri Jaycees in 2010. He is a 2011 recipient of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Jaycee Distinguished Service Award. He is also a member of the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association, where he has served on the Nominating Committee since 2018. He is a member of the American Agricultural Law Association.
Southeast Missouri State University
BS.Ed., 1999, Cum Laude
University of Missouri – School of Law
The Missouri Bar Foundation