GREGG E. 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.
Gregg often manages clients’ litigation with alternative fee arrangements. Gregg 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, Gregg has extensive experience successfully
representing clients in wrongful death suits and catastrophic personal injury matters. Several of
the catastrophic personal injury matters handled by Gregg have received significant national
media attention.

Gregg 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.
Gregg resides in Raleigh, NC. He and his beloved late wife, Nancy, with their two sons, have
spent many enjoyable hours in Bray’s Island, SC. Gregg enjoys hunting, fishing, and trading
stories with close friends. He is active in his community, having served on the boards for many
charitable and non-profit organizations over the years, including Legal Aid of North Carolina,
First Tee of the Triangle (Chair), Ronald McDonald House (Chair), Communities in Schools
(Chair), Coalition for Children and Youth (Chair), Human Relations Commission, Young Life,
Boys and Girls Club, Raleigh Transit Authority, Neighbor to Neighbor, and the American Cancer
Society.

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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