Douglas J. Titus, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Tampa, FL

Betras, Kopp & Harshman, LLC
 | 1611 W Platt St, Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-273-0355
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    A highly regarded trial attorney, Douglas J. Titus, Jr., is of counsel at Betras, Kopp & Harshman. Working out of the firm's offices in Tampa, Florida, he represents people and businesses throughout the state. Admitted to practice in Florida since 1975, Mr. Titus is also admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits; and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Mr. Titus' litigation experience has encompassed both complex civil matters and criminal defense. In the former area, his caseload has included actions involving breaches of contracts and fiduciary duties, shareholder and partner disputes, intellectual property, trusts and estates, and employment law. In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Titus has represented people who have been charged by the state or federal government with having committed serious offenses. He has handled cases involving insider trading, fraud, racketeering, money laundering, and violations of environmental regulations. He has been able to obtain positive results for many of these defendants, including dismissals, acquittals, reversals of convictions at the appellate level, and the negotiation of favorable plea agreements with the prosecution. Mr. Titus’ successful track record in all these endeavors has earned him a great deal of recognition from his fellow members of the bar, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    Mr. Titus attended Villanova University as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Science in 1972. He then went on to pursue his legal education at the Georgetown University Law Center and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1975. After graduation, Mr. Titus clerked for a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and then served as an assistant U.S. Attorney before entering private practice.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 20%Personal Injury - General
    • 20%General Litigation
    • 20%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Litigation, Non-Compete Agreements


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

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    About Douglas Titus, Jr.

    Admitted: 1976, Florida

    Professional Webpage:


    • Best Lawyers of America for White Collar Criminal Defense
    • George C. Carr Memorial Award for Excellence in Federal Practice and Distinguished Service to the Federal Bar from the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
    • Best Lawyers Tampa, FL: Lawyer of the Year for Civil Rights Law, Criminal Defense; White-Collar and Personal Injury Litigation, Defendants
    • Florida Legal Elite
    • Florida Trend Magazine: recognized for excellence in White Collar Criminal Defense and General Litigation
    • Florida Super Lawyers
    • Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Tampa Merit Selection Panel to assist the judges of the Middle District Court in the selection of a U. S. Magistrate Judge in Tampa
    • Appointed to two-year term on the Local Rules Advisory Committee regarding the Rules of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    • Florida Bar Association (Member, 13th Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee)
    • Emeritus member of the Herbert Goldburg Inn of Court
    • Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (Past president and secretary)
    • District of Columbia Bar Association
    • Florida State Courts
    • Hillsborough County Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors; secretary; chairman of the CLE Committee; chairman of the Community Liaison Committee; member, Court Civil Rules Committee; member, Board of Directors Trial Lawyers Section; member, Board of Directors Criminal Law Section)
    • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida.
    • Eleventh and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeals
    • United States Supreme Court

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Rotary Club of Tampa

    Educational Background:

    • Villanova University, Bachelor of Science, 1972
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    Office Location for Douglas J. Titus, Jr.

    1611 W Platt St
    Tampa, FL 33606

    Phone: 813-273-0355

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    Last Updated: 4/9/2020

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