GREGG McDOUGAL

Gregg McDougal is a trial lawyer who has a national practice with 30 years of experience representing clients in complex business litigation and catastrophic personal injury matters. He represents both Plaintiffs and Defendants in all types of complex litigation, including litigation arising from mergers and acquisitions, contract disputes, trade secret issues, insurance coverage issues for policyholders, fraud disputes and catastrophic personal injury matters.

Mr. McDougal often manages clients’ litigation with alternative fee arrangements. Mr. McDougal has served as lead counsel in numerous high profile cases, representing five-time Olympic medalist Marion Jones in a defamation suit; Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Tiger Woods; a well-known football coach after his termination from a large university; Duke University in matters arising out of allegations made against members of the Duke men’s lacrosse team; a Malaysian corporation in a breach of contract action against singer-songwriter and actor Kenny Rogers, and a notable International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration matter in Japan. He has represented many well-known Fortune 500 Corporations and executives throughout the United States.

In addition to his corporate representation, Mr. McDougal has extensive experience successfully representing clients in wrongful death suits and catastrophic personal injury matters. Several of the catastrophic personal injury matters that Mr. McDougal has handled have received significant national media attention.

Mr. McDougal is the only North Carolina attorney profiled in Law360’s inaugural “trial pros” series, which features his extensive trial experience. He has been recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers® in America” for over a decade, as a North Carolina “Super Lawyer” for the last 12 years, as a member of Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” and has received AV® Peer Review Rating (preeminent) from the Martindale Hubbell International Law Directory.

Practice Areas

  • Business Disputes
    • General Business Disputes
    • Shareholder litigation
    • Directors and Officers Litigation
    • Dissenter’s Rights
    • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitration
  • Complex Litigation
    • Appellate
    • Complex Business Litigation
    • Catastrophic Personal Injury
    • Insurance Coverage and Policyholder Litigation

Honors & Awards

  • Profiled as the only North Carolina attorney in Law360’s inaugural “trial pros” series, which features his extensive trial experience
  • Recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers® in America” for over a decade
  • North Carolina “Super Lawyer” for the last 12 years
  • Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite”
  • AV® Peer Review Rating (preeminent) from the Martindale Hubbell International Law Directory

Education

  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Juris Doctorate
  • Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in Finance

Bar Admissions

  • Wake County Bar Association
  • The North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of North Carolina
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh District
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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