Douglas A. Petho

Top rated personal injury attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina

Price, Petho & Associates PLLC
Douglas A. Petho
Price, Petho & Associates PLLC

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Workers' compensation; view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 1991

Education: University of North Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023
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Price, Petho & Associates PLLC

1430 Elizabeth Ave
Charlotte, NC 28204 Visit website


Licensed to practice law since 1991, Douglas A. Petho is the founder and owner of the North Carolina-based law firm Price Petho & Associates, Personal Injury Attorneys, with offices in Charlotte, Rockingham and Rutherfordton. He focuses his practice on personal injury cases including premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, animal attacks, slip-and-fall, accidents at workplace and intentional torts.

Mr. Petho studied his bachelor’s in administration of criminal justice at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated in 1988. He received his doctorate in jurisprudence from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

Launching his legal career soon after, Mr. Petho served as an assistant attorney to the Honorable Judge H.P. Williams at the First Judicial District of North Carolina. In 1993, he started his own firm in his hometown Charlotte and has tried hundreds of cases before the jury with positive outcomes.

Mr. Petho is affiliated with the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina State Bar, the Mecklenburg County Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association.

Persistent in his efforts, Mr. Petho takes the time to understand each case in depth and let his clients know the legal intricacies of their case. He also uses his knowledge and understanding of the field to inform his clients about the provisions of the law that could aid them in their battle for justice. He makes sure to communicate clearly and to be prompt in his actions.

Substantiating his qualities as an ethical professional, Mr. Petho is rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell and has received a 10/10 rating on Avvo through peer review. He was also awarded a Silver Client Champion badge through Martindale-Hubbell for his client services.

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Workers' compensation: claimant

Focus areas

Animal bites, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff

  • 90% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Workers' compensation: claimant

First Admitted: 1991, North Carolina

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • North Carolina, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1991
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Division
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • American Association for Justice
  • Southern Trial Attorneys Association
Educational Background:
  • Bachelor of Science University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 1988
  • JD degree University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991

Office location for Douglas A. Petho

1430 Elizabeth Ave
Charlotte, NC 28204

Phone: 704-315-2467


1 Year Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2023

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