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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.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Statutory Right to Prompt Payment - Or Maybe Not

AAA Arbitration Rule Changes

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

Pay-If-Paid Not Easily Waived

International Arbitration in Atlanta

Insurance recovery for construction damage

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

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
Recent Assignments
Reported Decisions
Bar Admissions
Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
Firm Leadership

Office of General Counsel

Memberships
American Bar Association
Atlanta Bar Association
American Arbitration Association
Associated General Contractors of America
Associated Builders And Contractors of Georgia
Georgia Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators, a Founding Member
Community Involvement

Kiwanis Club of Atlanta, Member

Initiative for Affordable Housing, Inc., President

Garden Hills Civic Association, Member

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Mr. Douglass is a member of the Kiwanis club of Atlanta, president of the Initiative for Affordable Housing Inc. board, and a member of the Garden Hills Civic Association. He has run the Peachtree Road Race every year since 1985.

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

The Best Lawyers in America®, for Construction Law and Construction Litigation (2009-18)

Georgia Super Lawyers®(2007-10, 2012-19)

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Press Releases

Dan Douglass and Walker Entwistle Recognized in 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers

ATLANTA—Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys Dan Douglass and Walker Entwistle were recently honored in the 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 21, 2019
Press Releases

Dan Douglass and Walker Entwistle honored in 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers

ATLANTA—Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys Dan Douglass and Walker Entwistle of the Atlanta office were recently honored in the 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine. Douglass has been named to the Super Lawyers list eleven times...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 23, 2018
Client Alerts

Statutory Right to Prompt Payment - Or Maybe Not

A recent court decision in Georgia illustrates how laws enacted by many states to ensure prompt payment in the construction industry don’t always achieve their purpose. These “prompt payment” statutes typically require an owner to...
by R. Daniel Douglass August 31, 2017
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 79 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 has recognized 79 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 51 areas of practice. The number of honorees increased since last year, 74 to...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 17, 2017
Press Releases

2017 Georgia Super Lawyers honor Dan Douglass and Walker Entwistle

ATLANTA—Two Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys Dan Douglass and Walker Entwistle of the Atlanta office were recently honored in the 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine. This is the tenth time Douglass has been named to...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC March 01, 2017
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 74 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 has recognized 74 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 51 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America© is a nationally recognized referral...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 29, 2016
Press Releases

Georgia Super Lawyers honors Stites & Harbison attorneys in 2016

ATLANTA—Two Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Atlanta office were recently honored in the 2016 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine. This is the ninth time Dan Douglass has been named to the Super Lawyers list...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC March 02, 2016
Press Releases

Best Lawyers honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2016

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 50 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America® is a nationally recognized...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 20, 2015
Client Alerts

AAA Arbitration Rule Changes

The Construction Industry Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) have long been referenced in American Institute of Architects (AIA) and other construction agreements and are commonly used in the arbitration of construction...
by R. Daniel Douglass June 30, 2015
Press Releases

Georgia Super Lawyers honors Stites & Harbison attorneys in 2015

ATLANTA—Two Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Atlanta office were recently honored in the 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine. Dan Douglass was named to the Super Lawyers list while Walker Entwistle was named...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 26, 2015
Articles

Breach of Contract for Wrongful Death

When a construction worker is killed or injured on a project, the remedy typically involves workers’ compensation or liability insurance. So, how could it result in a breach of contract claim? The answer lies in the facts of a recent noteworthy Georgia case. Estate of Mack Pitts v. City of Atlanta, et al, 323 Ga. App. 70, 746 S.E.2d 698 (2013).

by R. Daniel Douglass September 08, 2014
Press Releases

Best Lawyers honors 89 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2015

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 has recognized 89 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 57 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America® is a nationally...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2014
Client Alerts

Pay-If-Paid Not Easily Waived

Pay-if-paid clauses in construction contracts are intended to shift the risk of owner nonpayment for a subcontractor’s work to the subcontractor, so that the general contractor is not obligated to pay if he is...
by R. Daniel Douglass March 27, 2014
Press Releases

Georgia Super Lawyers honors Stites & Harbison attorneys in 2014

ATLANTA—Three Stites & Harbison, PLLC, attorneys in the Atlanta office were recently honored in the 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine. Dan Douglass was named to the Super Lawyers list while Elizabeth Hall and Walker...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 27, 2014
Press Releases

Eighty-nine Stites & Harbison attorneys honored by Best Lawyers in America for 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC, is pleased to announce that 89 of our attorneys were recently selected by their peers for their work in 57 areas of practice in The Best Lawyers in America®...
by Stites & Harbison PLLC August 27, 2013
Press Releases

Georgia Super Lawyers honors three Stites & Harbison attorneys in 2013

ATLANTA—Three Stites & Harbison attorneys in the Atlanta office were recently honored in the 2013 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine. The attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list include: Donald R. Andersen, for the practice...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC April 16, 2013
Client Alerts

International Arbitration in Atlanta

As more business transactions cross national borders, arbitration has emerged as a prominent method of resolving international disputes. Atlanta is emerging as a prominent venue for international arbitration for some very practical reasons. In...
by R. Daniel Douglass February 06, 2013
Client Alerts

Insurance recovery for construction damage

When a property owner makes an insurance claim for damage to its building from a neighboring construction project, typically the amount recoverable is based on either the cost of repair or the diminished value...
by R. Daniel Douglass December 08, 2012
Press Releases

Georgia Super Lawyers honors three Stites & Harbison attorneys

ATLANTA—Three Stites & Harbison attorneys in the Atlanta office were recently honored in the 2012 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine. The attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list include: R. Daniel Douglass for the practice...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 20, 2012
Press Releases

Seventy-five Stites & Harbison attorneys honored in Best Lawyers in America

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison announced today that 75 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for their work in 55 areas of practice in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012. Twenty-five of...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 12, 2011
Press Releases

Georgia Super Lawyers honors three Stites & Harbison attorneys

ATLANTA—Three Stites & Harbison attorneys in the Atlanta office were recently honored in the 2011 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine. The attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list include: R. Daniel Douglass for the practice...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 25, 2011
Press Releases

Seventy-three Stites & Harbison attorneys honored in "Best Lawyers in America"

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison announced today that 73 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for their work in 35 areas of practice in The Best Lawyers in America®2011. Sixteen of the...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 11, 2010
Press Releases

Georgia Super Lawyers honors four Stites & Harbison attorneys

ATLANTA—Four Stites & Harbison attorneys in the Atlanta office were recently honored in the 2010 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine. The attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list include: R. Daniel Douglass for the practice...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 25, 2010
Press Releases

Seventy-two Stites & Harbison attorneys honored in "Best Lawyers in America"

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison announced today that 72 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for their work in 33 areas of practice in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Those attorneys...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 10, 2009
Client Alerts

Georgia legislature makes significant revisions to Georgia lien statutes

Liens are a fact of life in the construction industry. Since they are creatures of statute, the requirements vary from state to state. The Georgia legislature recently made significant revisions to the Georgia lien...
by R. Daniel Douglass August 25, 2008