Overview

Doug Minor is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Atlanta office who focuses his practice on the representation of large corporations, mortgage and commercial lenders and investment funds in cases involving allegations of fraudulent conduct, violations of state and federal consumer protection statutes or regulatory investigations. Mr. Minor strives to provide early evaluation of cases, to work closely with clients to identify cost-effective ways in which to resolve disputes and to aggressively prepare matters for trial when necessary.

Mr. Minor has litigated in a wide variety of areas, including product liability, class actions, antitrust and unfair trade practices. He has overseen regulatory compliance projects on behalf of lenders and mortgage servicers, and government investigations on behalf of clients in the energy, healthcare and financial services industries. He has also assisted lenders and mortgage servicers with a broad range of regulatory compliance matters.

Mr. Minor argued an appeal before a federal appellate court before graduating from law school. He tried his first case within three years of graduating from law school, obtaining a unanimous jury verdict on behalf of a national transportation company. He has tried several cases to verdict in state and federal court, and has argued appeals before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth and Fifth Circuits.

In addition, Mr. Minor frequently speaks at continuing legal education seminars on topics related to the litigation process, including lectures on settlement/mediation strategy, jury selection and conflicts of interest. He has served as the chair of the Litigation Section of the Mississippi Bar Association, and he is a certified instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA).

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Minor was a partner in the Nashville, Tennessee, office of a regional law firm, where he served as co-chair of its Inclusion and Diversity Committee. He previously worked at a boutique litigation firm in Jackson, Mississippi, where he represented individuals and businesses in personal injury, consumer fraud and business tort cases.

Not yet admitted to Georgia Bar; admitted to Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee Bars only and practicing under supervision of lawyers licensed to practice in Georgia.

Experience

  • Defended a national media conglomerate in a misappropriation of likeness/defamation action brought by several individuals who alleged they were injured by a televised broadcast that led to criminal charges
  • Represented a consulting firm in an unfair trade practices action against a national waste management company; the complaint alleged the defendant used its market power to cause the plaintiff financial harm
  • Represented the board of directors of a Fortune 500 food company in an action alleging exposure to toxic chemical waste products resulting from poultry processing
  • Served as national counsel for a national disability insurer facing bad faith actions in several Western and Mid-Atlantic states
  • Served as national counsel for a mortgage servicer facing suits filed under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and various state statutes and common law torts in several Southern and Mid-Atlantic states
  • Represented an investment fund in a fraud action filed by a governmental entity arising out allegedly competing claims to the proceeds of the sale of lien collateral
  • Represented a commercial lender in loan workout negotiations and litigation arising out of a series of real estate and equipment leasing defaults
  • Represented a national life insurer in multiple bad faith suits alleging misrepresentations in the sale of insurance products
  • Obtained a $9.9 million verdict on behalf of an individual in a lawsuit alleging fraud by an insurer

Credentials

Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Harvard University, A.B.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
Memberships
  • Mississippi State Bar
  • Mississippi Bar Foundation
  • Tennessee State Bar
  • Florida State Bar
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Litigation
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary
  • American Bar Foundation
  • DRI
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Faculty
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation-Real Estate, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Commercial Litigation and Litigation-Real Estate, 2011-Present
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine, Business Litigation, 2011-2019
  • Rising Star, Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine, Business Litigation, 2008-2010
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide, Litigation: General Commercial, 2007-Present