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R. Daniel Douglass

R. Daniel Douglass

Dan Douglass has significant experience handling complex construction disputes involving multiple parties and expert consultants. One such dispute centered on a $175 million commercial project involving a 60-story office tower and adjoining retail mall in Philadelphia. He has represented contractors, subcontractors, owners, design professionals and sureties on public and private construction projects throughout the United States. 

Reported Cases

  • Roofing Supply of Atlanta, Inc. v. Forrest Homes, Inc., 279 Ga. App. 504, 632 S.E.2d 161 (2006)
  • SawHorse, Inc. v. Southern Guaranty Ins. Co., 269 Ga. App. 493, 604 S.E.2d 541 (2004)
  • Capital Asset Research Corp. v. Finnegan, 160 F.3d 683 (11th Cir. 1998)
  • EMJ Corp. v. Laticrete Internat'l, Inc., 934 F.Supp. 430 (M.D. Ga. 1996)

Recent Assignments

  • Multi-million dollar arbitration on tire manufacturing facility in Georgia
  • Jury trial in million dollar real property dispute in Georgia
  • Arbitration of million-dollar contract dispute on federal project at Ft. Benning, Georgia
  • Negotiation of multi-million dollar contracts on mixed-used commercial and high-rise office projects in Georgia
  • Arbitrator in multi-million dollar disputes on high-rise condominium projects in Florida and Pennsylvania
  • Multi-year, multi-million dollar litigation on shopping center construction project in Puerto Rico
  • Negotiation and workout on multi-million dollar college construction project in Georgia
  • Served as mediator or arbitrator on numerous construction disputes. Active with American Arbitration Association

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

  • "AAA Arbitration Rule Changes," Stites & Harbison Client Alert, June 30, 2015
  • "Construction Law: Contractor Claims, Owner Claims, Claims Against Design Professionals, Lien and Bond Claims," 4th Annual The Best of CLE, co-presenter, Atlanta, Ga., February 26, 2015
  • "Breach of Contract for Wrongful Death," Georgia Casenote, website of the Construction Litigation Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association
  • "Pay-If-Paid Not Easily Waived," Stites & Harbison Client Alert, March 27, 2014
  • "International Arbitration in Atlanta," Stites & Harbison Client Alert, February 6, 2013
  • "Insurance recovery for construction damage," Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Client Alert, December 8, 2012
  • "Construction Mechanics and Materialmens Liens," Co-chair and speaker, Georgia State Bar, May 18, 2012
  • "Dispute Resolution for Trial and Non-Trial Lawyers," speaker, Georgia State Bar, May 4, 2012
  • "5th Annual Arbitration Institute," Speaker, Georgia State Bar, August 19, 2011
  • "Construction Mechanics’ and Materialmen’s Liens," Speaker/Chair, Georgia CLE, 1999-2009
  • "Georgia legislature makes significant revisions to Georgia lien statutes," Stites & Harbison, PLLC, August 25, 2008
  • "2008 ConsensusDOCS," Speaker, April 2008
  • "2007 AIA Contracts," Speaker, January 2008
  • "Georgia Construction Law," Speraker, PESI, November 2003
  • "Georgia case note editor," CONSTRUCT, publication of ABA Construction Litigation Committee

Before Stites & Harbison

Mr. Douglass worked as a lawyer with Varner, Stephens, Humphries & White, which merged with Stites & Harbison in 1999.

More Than Stites & Harbison

He is past president of the Initiative for Affordable Housing Inc. board and a member of the Garden Hills Civic Association.

Besides Stites & Harbison

He has run the Peachtree Road Race every year since 1985.

Professional Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

The Best Lawyers in America®, for Construction Law and Construction Litigation (2009-17)

Georgia Super Lawyers® (2007-10 and 2012 and 2013-16)

Community Involvement

  • Initiative for Affordable Housing, Inc., board president
  • Garden Hills Civic Association, member