Douglas A. Pierce’s practice emphasizes litigation; he has tried numerous criminal and civil cases before juries, obtaining successful verdicts in both arenas. Douglas’ litigation practice focuses on criminal law, employment law, general business matters, and family law. He also handles many personal and business bankruptcies in both eastern Washington and northern Idaho, including representation in bankruptcy litigation for both creditors and debtors.
Douglas, a native of Washington State, grew up in Spokane and has lived and worked all over the U.S. as well as Japan. He has gained valuable life experience as a Shop Steward for United Parcel Service, a high school social studies teacher, and as a College Administrator and Graduate adjunct professor at Washington State University.
Douglas earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1988, he earned his Masters Degree in Education from the University of Missouri in 1996, and he earned his Law Degree from Western New England (College) University School of Law in 2002. While at Western New England University School of Law he was selected to represent the school at the National Moot Court Competition.
Douglas is licensed to practice in both state and federal courts in Washington State and Idaho. In addition to his private practice, Douglas served as the Whitman County District Court Commissioner and an ASTAR (Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource) Judge for the State of Washington.
Douglas and his wife of 33 years have two children. Douglas enjoys the great outdoors in his free time and is an avid downhill skier, water skier, scuba diver, and "fun run" enthusiast.