RESUME OF CARL DOUGLAS HAGGARD, J. D.

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LEGAL EDUCATION:

SCHOOL: SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW
STANDING: CUM LAUDE (TOP 10% OF CLASS)
DEGREE: DOCTOR OF JURISPRUDENCE
GRADUATION: AUGUST 20, 1973

Washington Speech

Douglas Haggard Champions Our Bill of Rights. Haggard delivers one of his stirring speeches on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial (Washington Memorial in Background). Photo: Mark J. Milstein, Soldier of Fortune Magazine.

ACTIVITIES AND HONORS:

DEAN’S LIST; NATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION, 1971 AND 1972;

BEST BRIEF, REGIONAL ROUNDS OF NATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION, 1972;

STATE OF TEXAS MOOT COURT COMPETITION, 1971 AND 1972;

NAMED TO THE ORDER OF BARRISTERS IN RECOGNITION OF ACHIEVEMENT IN ADVOCACY ABILITY, 1973;

CO-FOUNDER AND FIRST CHAIRMAN OF THE SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW BOARD OF BARRISTERS (LATER NAMED THE ADVOCACY BOARD);

FIRST PLACE, HOUSTON BAR ASSOCIATION LAW DAY SPEAKERS TOURNAMENT, UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, 1973;

PHI ALPHA DELTA LAW FRATERNITY; WHO’S WHO IN AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, 1973;

TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF DEFENSE COUNSEL AWARD FOR SCHOLARSHIP AND ADVOCACY IN CIVIL LITIGATION, 1973

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:

SCHOOL: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
DEGREE: BACHELOR OF ARTS (HISTORY)
GRADUATION: AUGUST 15, 1970

ACTIVITIES AND HONORS:

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA: AWARDED THE ORDER OF THE ORANGE KEY IN RECOGNITION OF LEADERSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP, 1967; ELECTED FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE CLASS REPRESENTATIVE, UNIVERSITY BOARD OF STUDENT GOVERNORS; PHI DELTA THETA FRATERNITY, ELECTED PRESIDENT OF PLEDGE CLASS

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON: INTERCOLLEGIATE DEBATE: FIRST PLACE, HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY DEBATE TOURNAMENT, 1969; FIRST PLACE, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN COLLEGE DEBATE TOURNAMENT, 1968; SECOND PLACE, SAN JACINTO JR. COLLEGE DEBATE TOURNAMENT, 1969

LAW PRACTICE:

CLERKSHIP:
1972 – 1973; CIVIL TRIAL AND APPELLATE PRACTICE THROUGH “THIRD YEAR LAW STUDENT” BAR LICENSE

LICENSED:
SEPTEMBER 10, 1973; MEMBER OF STATE BAR OF TEXAS (ALL TEXAS STATE COURTS), UNITED STATES FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS (ALL TEXAS JUDICIAL DISTRICTS), THE UNITED STATES FIFTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS, AND THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

PRIVATE PRACTICE:
1973 – 1975; ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL PRACTICE OF LAW IN HARRIS AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES

ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY:
1975 – 1983; TRIAL AND APPELLATE DIVISIONS (INCLUDING DISTRICT COURT CHIEF PROSECUTOR) FOR THE HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT OFFICE;

RESPONSIBLE FOR TRAINING AND SUPERVISING TRIAL

ATTORNEYS WHILE CHIEF PROSECUTOR

PRIVATE PRACTICE AND PETROLEUM COMPANY LITIGATION:
1983 – 1991; THE TRIAL SECTIONS OF TWO MAJOR OIL COMPANIES AND PLAINTIFF PERSONAL INJURY FIRM

ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDED INITIAL DRAFTING AND DEVELOPMENT OF FLEXIBLE, COMPUTERIZED CIVIL PETROLEUM LITIGATION FORM FILES; INITIATION AND COMPLETION COMPANY OF PROJECT OF COMPUTERIZATION IN THE HOUSTON LITIGATION: OFFICE FOR COMMUNICATION WITH HOME OFFICE SYSTEMS AND WITH REGIONAL OFFICES; FIRST CHAIR AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, WRONGFUL DEATH, JONES ACT (SEA), AND COMMERCIAL CASES IN TEXAS AND LOUISIANA; LEGAL ADVICE AND SUPPORT TO A VARIETY OF OPERATING DEPARTMENTS, INCLUDING THE CLAIMS DEPARTMENT. EXPERIENCE INCLUDED FIRST CHAIR AND OUTSIDE COUNSEL SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANTI-TRUST CASE BY MAJOR ETHANOL (GASOHOL) PRODUCERS FILED AGAINST MAJOR OIL COMPANIES IN FEDERAL COURT IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS AFTER EXPLORING MAJOR OIL COMPANY NATIONWIDE LITIGATION, PRACTICED WITH PLAINTIFF PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM WHERE LITIGATION EXPERIENCE INCLUDED FIRST CHAIR AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY OF SUPPORT STAFF, INCLUDING FOR JUNIOR ATTORNEYS, LEGAL ASSISTANTS AND LAW CLERKS

THE HAGGARD LAW FIRM:
1991; FOUNDED THE HAGGARD LAW FIRM TO PRACTICE CIVIL/ CRIMINAL LITIGATION AND FOR MEDIATIONS/ARBITRATIONS

ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION:

GRADUATE OF A.A. WHITE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER AT SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW, HOUSTON, TEXAS

GRADUATE OF ATTORNEY-MEDIATORS INSTITUTE, INC. OF DALLAS, TEXAS; ALSO GRADUATE OF THE ADVANCED MEDIATORS TRAINING, ATTORNEY-MEDIATORS INSTITUTE, INC.

AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION PREVIOUSLY CERTIFIED

PROFESSIONAL HONORS:

JAYCEES’S (JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) OUTSTANDING YOUNG MEN, 1980;

WHO OF HOUSTON, 1980;

MARQUIS WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA, 1985;

MARQUIS WHO’S WHO IN AMERICAN LAW, 1985

PROFESSORATE:

1973 – 1975
ABILINE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, METROCENTER (HOUSTON) CRIMINAL JUSTICES COURSES LEADING TO “C.J.” DEGREE

1974 – 1979
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, METRO CAMPUS (UNDERGRADUATE ) ; CRIMINAL COURSES LEADING TO “C.J.” DEGREE

1980 – 1982
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW SCHOOL CENTER ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF LAW

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