Douglas E. Lawson

Douglas E. Lawson

Los Angeles, California

Douglas E. Lawson is a 2009 graduate of Duke University and a 2012 graduate of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.  While in law school, Doug served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Joseph L. Tauro at the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.  Also during law school, Doug interned at the National Basketball Players Association, where he helped the players union negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement with the league owners, allowing the 2011-12 NBA season to get back on track after a months-long lockout.  Prior to joining Sacks, Glazier, Franklin & Lodise, Doug was a litigation associate at Jones Day, where he handled complex commercial litigation matters in both state and federal court, with a particular focus on white-collar criminal defense, products liability, and contract disputes. Since joining the firm in 2015, Doug has handled a wide variety of matters in probate court, representing beneficiaries, fiduciaries, and other interested parties in numerous multi-million-dollar inheritance and fiduciary disputes. 

Areas of Practice

  • Trust and Estate Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2012


  • University of Southern California Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: USC Merit Scholarship
    • Honors: USC Law Scholar, Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy and Ethics, 2011-2012
    • Law Journal: Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 2009
    • Honors: Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, 4 Years
    • Honors: Tufts University Citizenship and Public Service/Book Award
    • Major: English
    • Major: Psychology

Past Employment Positions

  • National Basketball Players' Association, Intern
  • Jones Day, Litigation Associate

Pro Bono Activities

  • Food on Foot, Club Member & Volunteer
  • Landau Lawyers Basketball League