Attorney Doug Atkinson with attorney Gerry Spence
Phone: (415) 793-7819 Fax: (415) 440-7819
JD, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2009
CALI award for top examinee securities regulation
BA, Saint Michael's College, 2006
magna cum laude, phi beta kappa honor society
Founding member Doug Atkinson practices personal injury law and employment law. Mr. Atkinson graduated magna cum laude, with election to the national Phi Beta Kappa honor society, with a BA Philosophy, Minor in Classics, from Saint Michael's College in Vermont. Mr. Atkinson received his Juris Doctorate from the Unversity of San Francsico School of Law, where he received the CALI Award for top examinee in Securities Regulation. While in law school, Mr. Atkinson worked with the research attorneys office at the Marin County Superior Court, and for Judge Faye D'Opal in the appellate division of the Superior Court. Mr. Atkinson practiced with two San Francisco Bay Area law firms, including Brayton Purcell in Novato, California, before establishing Atkinson & Associates.
Mr. Atkinson was the son of an engineer who contracted an acute form of leukemia and died as a result of his exposure to toxic chemicals while working for a major U.S. corporation. Despite the fact that he was exposed to carcinogenic chemicals at his workplace and required to work with the chemicals, no warning was given to him concerning the extreme toxicity of the chemicals. Mr. Atkinson's surviving family was forced to cope with the loss without being properly compensated for his death. The moral of the story: get a good lawyer.
Doug studied with Learning as Leadership (www.learnaslead.com) in the late 1990s and early 2000s, graduating from their One Year leadership development program in 2000 alongside business teams from top companies across the world. In college, Doug enjoyed studying ancient Greek and Latin language, as well as mathematics and philosophy. Doug has two dogs, and enjoys bicycle riding on his free time. Doug lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.
Doug is a member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, and City Church of San Francisco.