Douglas H. Lehtinen

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Douglas Lehtinen is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight’s Miami office. Mr. Lehtinen focuses his practice on complex commercial disputes, representing domestic and international clients in state and federal court. Mr. Lehtinen's experience includes matters regarding contractual disputes, commercial torts, construction law, employment law and International Child Abduction Remedies Act (ICARA) Hague Convention petitions, among others.

Prior to rejoining Holland & Knight, where he began his legal career, Mr. Lehtinen served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Adalberto Jordan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Lehtinen also periodically co-teaches Federal Indian Law at the University of Miami School of Law.

While in law school, Mr. Lehtinen was a member of the University of Miami Law Review and represented clients before administrative law judges and the Social Security Administration (SSA) Appeals Council as a member of the Health Rights Clinic.

Prior to and during law school, Mr. Lehtinen served in the U.S. Marine Corps in a variety of positions, including as a naval flight officer in the F/A-18D, an instructor in the Leadership, Ethics and Law Department at the U.S. Naval Academy, a flight school instructor in Pensacola, Florida, and a platoon commander in 4th ANGLICO, based in West Palm Beach, Florida.


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • University of Miami, B.A., English Literature
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • The Florida Bar
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Order of the Coif
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, 2016
  • Book Award, Food Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Environmental Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Legal Communications II
  • Book Award, Elements
  • Harvey T. Reid Scholarship, Full Tuition, University of Miami School of Law, 2013-2016
  • Distinguished Graduate, Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, 2001
  • Honor Graduate, Marine Artillery Scout Observer Course, 1997