Doug Fees


401 Madison Street SE
Huntsville, AL 35801

Born 1957, Sidney, Nebraska, Doug Fees is the Managing Attorney in The Cochran Firm’s Huntsville office. With an educational background in Mechanical Engineering and Law, Doug seeks to utilize the Tort System for both its primary social purpose of preventing accidental injury and death and secondarily, seeking fair compensation for the clients he represents. He incorporates the concepts of Safety Engineering in his daily practice of handling products, construction, and premises liability cases, as well as tractor-trailer and automobile crashes.

Doug has been interviewed by and appeared on ABC News Day One, the Learning Channel, Court TV, and periodically appears in the “Killer Fog” episode of Forensic Files, regarding information on environmental improvements as a result of the Piper v. Bowater case. Doug also was interviewed and quoted extensively in Collision on I-75 by Dr. Larry Weiss (2004), published by the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.

Doug has lectured extensively around the country, including the Association of Trial Lawyers of America 1995 Annual Convention in New York City and the 2001 meeting of The Melvin Belli Society, as part of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America convention in Montreal, Canada. He also has lectured to various state trial lawyer associations in Atlantic City, NJ, New Orleans, Orlando, and Nashville, as well as Sandestin and Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Doug co-hosts the 21-Hour Philo Invitational Seminar held in Detroit, Michigan, at the Courtyard Downtown Detroit Marriott. The invitation only seminar is presented to approximately 60 attorneys from around the country. Doug is also a presenter of several topics on Tort Liability at that conference.

Doug received the Al Sansone Service Award, the highest award of service recognized by the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association.

Honors & Awards

  • Omicron Delta Kappa 
  • Pi Tau Sigma 
  • Phi Alpha Delta, President, 1982 – 1983 
  • Bench and Bar 
  • Mortar Board 
  • Farrah Law Society, Vice President, 1982 – 1983 
  • Al Sansone Service Award, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar Association 
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association 
  • American Bar Association 
  • Alabama Trial Lawyer Association 
    • Board of Governors, 1987 – 1988 
    • Executive Committee, 1988 – 2010 
    • Chairman, Speakers’ Bureau Committee, 1992 – 1996 
    • Chairman, Public Relations Committee, 189 – 1991 
    • Chairman, Local Chapters Committee, 1988 – 1989, 199 – 2000  
  • Alabama Association of Justice 
  • American Association of Justice 
  • National Trial Lawyers 
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, Supporting Member 
  • Roscoe Pound Institute, Supporting Fellow


  • B.S.M.E.  – Auburn University 
  • J.D. – University of Alabama School of Law

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