Doug Scribner is a trial lawyer working principally in complex commercial litigation. He is the co-chair of Alston & Bird’s Manufacturing and Industrials Team where he focuses on the representation of manufacturers. Doug often represents plaintiffs in high-stakes commercial cases. In 2014, he was lead counsel for the corporate plaintiff in a case where the jury awarded our client more than $96 million. It was the largest Florida commercial jury verdict in 2014 and the case was featured in The National Law Journal’s “Top 100 Verdicts of 2014.” In 2011, he was lead counsel for another corporate plaintiff in a case where the arbitration panel awarded our client more than $100 million.
As lead trial counsel, Doug has extensive experience representing Fortune 500 companies at trial and in arbitration. He has been lead trial counsel in 25 different states. He was recently inducted into the Florida Verdicts Hall of Fame and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© and Super Lawyers magazine every year since its inception.
Doug is the former co-chair of Alston & Bird’s Litigation and Trial Practice Group.
Areas of Concentration
- Commercial Litigation
- Corporate Plaintiff's Litigation
- Products Liability
- Japan Business Team (JBT)
- JBT Litigation
- Insurance Litigation & Regulation
- Policyholder Class Action Defense
- High Exposure Claims
- Coverage & Bad Faith Defense
- Insurance-Related Antitrust Defense
- Regulatory Guidance
- Policy Drafting & Product Development
Florida Jury Trial — Lead trial counsel for a corporate plaintiff alleging breach of contract and breach of warranty. After a three-week trial, the Florida jury returned a verdict awarding the plaintiff more than $96 million.
Theft of Trade Secrets and Breach of Contract Arbitration — Lead trial counsel for a corporate plaintiff alleging theft of trade secrets and breach of contract. After a five-week arbitration, the panel awarded the plaintiff more than $100 million.
Fraud and Breach of Contract Suit — Lead trial counsel for a corporate plaintiff alleging fraud and breach of contract, ultimately recovering more than $50 million, including all attorneys’ fees.
Insurance Trial — Lead trial counsel for an international insurance company in the first "diminished value" class action case to go to trial in Washington federal court. The jury returned a defense verdict for the insurer on all accounts.
Boat Motor Manufacturer Suit — Lead trial counsel for the world’s largest boat motor manufacturer in a federal court wrongful death case alleging defective design and punitive damages. The case was dismissed prior to trial when the trial court excluded the plaintiffs’ expert testimony based upon Daubert and spoliation of evidence. The trial court’s decision was affirmed by the Eleventh Circuit.