"My ability to step back and see a problem from the other side’s perspective helps me think creatively about opportunities to reach a favorable settlement while also being an aggressive advocate for my clients."
Douglas Hill is an experienced litigator, managing a diverse civil defense practice that includes product liability, professional negligence, industrial and job site injuries, and general business litigation. He frequently represents manufacturers, retailers, architects, engineers, contractors, and individuals facing claims for professional malpractice, breach of contract, and general negligence. He is aggressive in pursuing his clients’ legal defenses, but always with an eye toward finding the quickest and most cost-effective path to a favorable result.
Doug handles and oversees all stages of legal disputes, from the initial fact investigation to the ultimate resolution, whether that be through settlement, dispositive motion, trial, or appeal. He has deposed hundreds of fact and expert witnesses, won numerous jury trials, and briefed and argued cases before appellate courts, including the Missouri and Kansas Supreme Courts. In addition to traditional civil litigation, Doug has also defended multi-million-dollar arbitrations and regularly negotiates settlements through private mediation.
An accomplished writer and editor, Doug previously served as Senior Articles Editor for the Science and Technology Law Review and has served on the editorial boards of several other academic publications.