Joel B. Douglas

Joel B. Douglas

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O'Keefe & Nichols
 | 355 S Grand Ave, Suite 1750
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 213-607-5834
Fax: 213-607-5588
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (60%),
  • Administrative Law (30%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Douglas is an accomplished civil defense trial lawyer, known for achieving excellent results in challenging cases, ranging from medical negligence and psychiatric malpractice claims, he-said-she-said sexual abuse charges, toxic tort and general product liability defense, asbestos litigation, and in defense of foster care and residential care facilities. Aggressive, but reasonable, he has earned respect in representing health care professional in disciplinary licensing matters, at the administrative level and on writ. His appellate expertise is likewise formidable. At the same time he gives back to community and the profession, donating time as an adjunct professor, chairing a number of professional organizations, authoring legislation, and active involvement with the Boys Scouts, Red Cross and CERT.

About Joel Douglas

Admitted: 1973, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Silver Beaver Award, Western Los Angeles County Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Mr. Douglas was the 2018 recipient of the Charles R. English Spirit Award by the Los Angeles County Bar Association Delegation to the Conference of California Bar Associations, Charles R. English Spirit Award, Los Angeles County Bar Association Delegation , 2018
  • Silver Dolphin Award; Shofar Award; Brotherhood, Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • California life and casualty license

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President/Chair of California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professional; Executive Committee member, Los Angeles County Bar Asssociation Delegation to the Conference of California Bar Associations; Resolutions Comnmittee member and sub-committee chair, Conference of California Bar Associations; American Board of Trial Advocates; American Bar Association (Litigation Section)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America, Westwood, Cal., Troop 137 Trained member, Community (BSA 1990-present); Emergency Response Team (CERT), Los Angeles Fire Department call-out team (2010-present); Trained Volunteer in External Affairs, Disaster Action Team Leader, American Red Cross, Diaster Services and Human Resources, Los Angeles Region, West Valley District (2010-present); American Red Cross first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator (AED) instructor, first aid station volunteer, and Title 22 first responder

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Author/sponsor Bus. & Prof. Code sec. 4119.3, Civil Code sec. 1714.23 & Health & Safety Code sec. 1797.197a
  • A.V. peer rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018

Educational Background:

  • California State University at Northridge, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude; Loyola of Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1970

Industry Groups

  • Drugs
  • Foster Care
  • Group Home/RCF liability
  • Medical
  • Mental Health
  • Product Liability
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Office Location for Joel B. Douglas

355 S Grand Ave
Suite 1750
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Last Updated: 8/26/2019

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