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.
Construction Law: Contractor Claims, Owner Claims, Claims Against Design Professionals, Lien and Bond Claims
Construction Mechanics and Materialmens Liens
Dispute Resolution for Trial and Non-Trial Lawyers
5th Annual Arbitration Institute
Construction Mechanics' and Materialmen's Liens
Speaker/Chair, Georgia CLE, 1999-2009
2007 AIA Contracts
Georgia Construction Law
Speraker, PESI, November 2003
Georgia case note editor
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
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)
Office of General Counsel, Member
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta, Member
Initiative for Affordable Housing, Inc., President
Garden Hills Civic Association, Member
Duke University Law School
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.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
The Best Lawyers in America®, for Construction Law; Construction Litigation (2009-23)
Georgia Super Lawyers® (2007-10, 2012-23)
Strengthening Buy America Requirements
In his recent State of the Union speech, President Biden highlighted an intention to increase enforcement of Buy America requirements for federally funded infrastructure projects. The next day, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a proposed rule and notice of proposed guidance aimed at standardizing the implementation of the Build America, Buy America provision of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA or Act) enacted in November 2021. This proposed guidance is intended to clarify and strengthen enforcement of the Buy America requirements. Contractors pursuing and working on infrastructure projects funded by the Act need to be aware of these requirements summarized below.
Stites & Harbison Attorneys Honored by 2023 Georgia Super Lawyers
ATLANTA—The 2023 edition of Georgia Super Lawyers recently honored three Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys based in the firm’s Atlanta office. The attorneys named on this years list are Dan Douglass, Joe Kingma and Billy Newcomb.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Publications
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
Stites & Harbison Attorneys Honored by 2022 Georgia Super Lawyers
ATLANTA—The 2022 edition of Georgia Super Lawyers recently honored four Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys based in the firm’s Atlanta office. Of special note, Joe Kingma was named to the Top 100 Georgia Lawyers list for the fifth time.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
Dan Douglass and Bill Joseph Recognized in 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers
ATLANTA—Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys Dan Douglass and Bill Joseph were recently honored in the 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® Publications
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 82 lawyers are included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
Dan Douglass and Bill Joseph Recognized in 2020 Georgia Super Lawyers
ATLANTA—Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys Dan Douglass and Bill Joseph were recently honored in the 2020 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine.