#4: Douglas M. DeGrave, Esq. Counsel for the Defense.
Welcome to the Trial Alchemy™ podcast, where I talk with top ABOTA plaintiff and defense trial lawyers about what works, and what doesn't work when trying a case to a jury.
In episode #4, I talk with outstanding defense attorney Douglas DeGrave, Esq. Thanks for joining me!
Guest Resume: Douglas M. DeGrave, Esq.
Douglas M. DeGrave is a founding partner of Poliquin & DeGrave LLP. He has tried more than 100 cases to verdict or judgment and he is frequently asked to substitute into difficult cases at the last minute for trial. Doug specializes in the defense of personal and catastrophic injury cases, wrongful death, truck and bus accidents, insurance litigation, insurance bad faith claims and construction cases. He has also served as an arbitrator and mediator, privately and for the courts.
Doug is a Diplomate in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and currently serves on its National Board of Directors. He was President of the ABOTA Foundation in 2021. In 2013, Doug served as President of CAL-ABOTA, where he led the effort to add a pledge of civility to the attorney’s oath. He served as president of the Orange County Chapter of ABOTA in 2008.
In 2016, Doug was named the CAL-ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year. He was presented with the CAL-ABOTA President’s Award in 2014 for championing the cause of civility. Doug received the Orange County Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates Trial Lawyer of the Year award in 2011.
Doug is a member of the National Board of Trial Advocates and is one of approximately 100 lawyers certified as a civil trial specialist in California. He is a Fellow in the prestigious International Society of Barristers and a Senior Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America.
Since 2007, L.A. Magazine has named Doug as one of Southern California’s Super Lawyers. Since 2010, Orange Coast Magazine has included Doug on its’ list of Top Attorneys in Orange County. Doug was also to the list of the “Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County” and “Top 100 Defense Litigators in California” from 2018 - 2020.
Podcast Host Resume: Monty A. McIntyre, Esq.
(1) helps settle lawsuits as a mediator and decides cases or issues as an arbitrator and referee at ADR Services, Inc. (to schedule a matter contact Haward Cho, [email protected], (619) 233-1323); and
(2) he mentors lawyers to become excellent civil trial lawyers, and mentors law firm associates to quickly become excellent productive lawyers with Master Lawyer Mentoring™ (call or email Monty for these services).
Monty has been a California civil trial lawyer since December of 1980, and a member of the Amercian Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 1995. He has tried over 100 civil cases, representing plaintiffs and defendants in business, employment, insurance, real property and tort litigation. Monty has recovered over $50 million in judgments and settlements for plaintiff clients, and has recovered numerous defense verdicts, summary judgments, and favorable settlements for defendant clients. He is a past president of the San Diego County Bar Association and the San Diego Chapter of ABOTA, a Master in the Enright Inn of Court, a recipient of two Outstanding Trial Lawyer awards, and a past member of the ABOTA National Board of Directors, National Conference of Bar Presidents, ABA House of Delegates, and the ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence.
Podcast Host Contact Information:
Monty A. McIntyre, Esq.
Law Office of Monty A. McIntyre
Phone: (619) 990-4312
Email: [email protected]
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