Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Mr. Chaves returned to Corpus Christi immediately after law school to begin his practice in 1977 and has stayed in South Texas ever since.
Board-certified in personal injury trial law, Doug has been invited to join and is a member of numerous societies and organizations including the American College of Trial Lawyers and Advocates. After successfully trying to jury verdict a class action lawsuit involving over 9,000 plaintiffs, Doug has been recognized as one of the few lawyers in the state of Texas capable of handling class action and mass tort litigation. Besides the law, his real passion is flying and spending time at his ranch with his wife, Shannon.
Personal Injury, Products Liability, Environmental and Toxic Torts, Professional and Medical Malpractice, and Commercial Litigation
Admitted to Texas bar, 1977, admitted to California bar, 2003, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court
University of Houston (B.A., 1973)
University of Texas (J.D., 1977)
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocacy, Master of the Bench American Inns of Court, Texas International Law Journal, 1975-1977. (Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization), Corpus Christi and American Bar Associations, State Bar of Texas, and Texas Association of Defense Counsel.