Michael J Douglas
At Work – Michael Douglas is a founding shareholder in the firm. He maintains a general litigation practice with an emphasis on intellectual property, business and franchise disputes. Mike has litigated matters in Alabama state and federal courts associated with intellectual property rights, construction liability, insurance coverage disputes, fraud, personal injury, contractual disputes, minority shareholder oppression, derivative actions, and franchise disputes. Also, he has filed over five hundred trademark applications and defended and prosecuted matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He focuses on resolving issues early in the pre-litigation process to save his clients the time and expense that come with litigation.
At Home – Mike is married with two sons and enjoys spending time with his family, attending sporting and music events, and traveling. The Douglases are members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and are active in social and community outreach programs.
Auburn University, B.S., 1997
Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, 2001
Awards & Affiliations
Alabama State Bar Association (Leadership position for the Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Sports Law Section – 2014)
Adjunct Professor – Media and Entertainment Law, University of Alabama School of Law (2011-2012); Cumberland School of Law, Samford University (2012-Present)
Alabama Law Institute – Defenses Subcommittee Chair of Right of Publicity Statute Drafting Committee
American Bar Association
Birmingham Bar Association
UAB Leadership Committee
Named “Best of Bar” for Entertainment Law by the Birmingham Business Journal (2011-2015)
Named “Rising Star” of the Birmingham Bar by B-Metro Magazine