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Douglas D. Ketterman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Antonio, TX

Ketterman Rowland & Westlund
16500 San Pedro Avenue, Suite 302
San Antonio, TX 78232
Phone: 210-490-4357
Fax: 210-490-8372
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

As founder and originator of Ketterman Rowland & Westlund, Douglas D. Ketterman is committed to representing people in San Antonio and throughout the state of Texas. He focuses his practice on personal injury plaintiff litigation cases that include asbestos, mesothelioma, car accidents, truck accidents and wrongful death.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Mr. Ketterman went on to graduate with honors from St. Mary's University School of Law, earning a Juris Doctor in 1989. That same year, he was presented with the law school's achievement award and inducted into the John M. Harlan Honor Society.

With a certification in personal injury trial law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Ketterman is dedicated to helping people who have been victims of negligence. As a certified mediator, he has overseen more than 4,000 arbitrations and mediations. He understands that securing the maximum amount of compensation is a key part of victims' recovery, and has routinely obtained high-dollar settlements and verdicts for clients, granting him admittance into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Ketterman's successes have earned him the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; he has been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; and he has been named in The Best Lawyers of America** every year since 2008.

Active in the legal community, Mr. Ketterman holds memberships with Conflict Solutions of Texas LLC, the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas Bar Foundation, the San Antonio Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Attorney-Mediators.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

**The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022

About Douglas D. Ketterman

First Admitted: 1989, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Certified Mediator, Basic mediation training
  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1998 - present)
  • Certified Arbitrator, AASLT Arbitration Training
  • Certified Mediator, Advance mediation training


  • State Bar Grievance Panel Chair (2007-2010)
  • Texas Super Lawyers: Top 50 Attorneys for Central & West Texas Area (2013)
  • The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Lifetime Member)
  • Who's Who Among American Universities, 1991
  • Director San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (1991-1992)
  • Martindale Hubble Highest Rating: "AV" rating (1999-Present)
  • State Bar Grievance Committee Chair (2008-2010)
  • Best Lawyers in America; peer-reviewed (2008-present)
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2011-2013)
  • St. Mary's Law School Achievement Award, 1989
  • Director San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association (2006-2011)
  • Appointed State Bar Grievance Committee (2004-2010)
  • Best Lawyers in San Antonio; peer-reviewed Scene in SA Monthly (2004-present)
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Lifetime Member)
  • Texas Bar Foundation (2013)
  • St. Mary's Honor Graduate; John M. Harlan Honor Society, 1989
  • National Registry of Who's Who (Lifetime Member)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Director San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association  
  • Federal Bar, United States Western District, 1990
  • Director San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
  • Association of Attorney Mediators
  • Texas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas, 1989
  • American Bar Association
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Conflict Solutions of Texas

Educational Background

  • J.D., St. Mary’s Law School; with Honors , 1989
  • B.S., Criminal Justice, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 1985

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1998
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Office Location for Douglas D. Ketterman

16500 San Pedro Avenue
Suite 302
San Antonio, TX 78232

Phone: 210-490-4357

Fax: 210-490-8372

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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