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Counselor & Attorney At Law

CalBar #109155 – DRE # 01273749


California, Arizona, Maryland, Texas & Virginia, U.S. District Courts For The Northern, Central and Southern Districts Of California, U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Arizona and Maryland, the Ninth Circuit & Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. Court of Claims and a Certified Judge Advocate Under The U.C.M.J. 


Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona:  B.S. in Economics Magna Cum Laude 1976; BETA GAMMA SIGMA; PHI KAPPA PHI.

Arizona State University College of Law, Tempe, Arizona: J.D. Degree, 1979.  Academic Honors: Graduated Cum Laude; Arizona State Law Review 1977-1979; Managing Editor, Arizona State Law Review 1978-1979.

Honor Graduate Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island, 1982


40 Year Trial Attorney – Over 250 Trials obtaining multi-million-dollar verdicts:

1985-Present: Offices of Douglas L. Applegate, Northern Virginia, and Southern California, specializing in real estate/commercial litigation, medical malpractice, serious personal injury, products liability, civil rights, and criminal law.

1976-2006: Marine Corps Infantry Officer, Judge Advocate, Trial Counsel, Defense Counsel, Civil Law Attorney, U.S. State Department Counter-Terrorism Representative in Africa & Western Pacific.

Real Estate & Mortgage Lending- Owned real estate brokerages with more than $200 million sales since 2000; extensively involved as counsel in real estate sales, loan/mortgage origination, documentation, and secondary marketing. 

Military- Colonel, USMCR (retired) 1974-2006, Desert Storm & Operation Iraqi Freedom Combat Tour OIF-06; operational law, civil affairs & military operations.


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