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Douglas D. Ketterman

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Douglas D. Ketterman is the originator and founder of Ketterman Rowland & Westlund where he currently serves as President and Managing Shareholder. Douglas has extensive experience in handling all types of civil litigation. He graduated with honors from St. Mary’s School of Law in 1989 and has been Board Certified as a Specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law since 1998 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is licensed to practice law in both Federal and State District Courts.  He has been included as a Lifetime Member of the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Douglas was selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 by The National Trial Lawyers from 2011-2016. Douglas is a member of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation and a lifetime member of the Texas Bar Foundation. He is a past Director of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association. Douglas has been appointed by the State Bar of Texas to the District 10 Grievance Committee where he served as panel member, committee chair and panel chair. On a personal level, Douglas and his wife, D’Lynn, have been high school sweethearts, married since 1981 and have two children, Matthew and Kelli.

  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thompson Reuters; peer reviewed (2008-2016)
  • Top 50 Attorneys for Central & West Texas Area (2013-2014) by Thompson Reuters
  • Best Lawyers in America; peer reviewed (2008-Present) by Woodward White
  • The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Lifetime Member)
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Lifetime Member)
  • Best Lawyers in San Antonio; peer reviewed Scene in SA Monthly (2004-Present)
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2011-Present)  seated by The National Trial Lawyers
  • National Registry of Who’s Who (Lifetime Member) by American Biographical Publications
  • Martindale-Hubbell Highest Rating: “AV” Preeminent rating (1999-Present)
  • State Bar Grievance Panel Chair (2007-2010)
  • State Bar Grievance Committee Chair (2008-2010)
  • Appointed State Bar Grievance Committee (2004-2010) (2014-Present)
  • Texas Bar Foundation (Lifetime Member)
  • Who’s Who Among American Universities (1991) by American
  • Biographical Publications
  • St. Mary’s Law School Achievement Award (1989)
  • St. Mary’s Honor Graduate; John M. Harlan Honor Society (1989)
  • Director San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (1991-1992)
  • Director San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association (2006-2011)
  • Best Attorneys in America; Lifetime Charter Member
  • Nations Top One Percent; National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2013 – present)
  • Texas Super Lawyers; peer reviewed (2008-Present)
  • Texas Super Lawyers: Top 50 Attorneys for Central & West Texas Area (2013-2014) (2013 – present)
  • Best Lawyers in America; peer reviewed (2008-Present)
  • The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Lifetime Member)
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Lifetime Member)
  • Best Lawyers in San Antonio; peer reviewed Scene in SA Monthly (2004-Present)
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2011-Present)
  • National Registry of Who’s Who (Lifetime Member)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Highest Rating: “AV” Preeminent rating (1999-Present)
  • State Bar Grievance Panel Chair (2007-2010)
  • State Bar Grievance Committee Chair (2008-2010)
  • Appointed State Bar Grievance Committee (2004-2010) (2014-Present)
  • Texas Bar Foundation (Lifetime Member)
  • Who’s Who Among American Universities (1991)
  • St. Mary’s Law School Achievement Award (1989)
  • St. Mary’s Honor Graduate; John M. Harlan Honor Society (1989)
  • Director San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (1991-1992)
  • Director San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association (2006-2011)
  • Best Attorneys in America; Lifetime Charter Member
  • Nations Top One Percent; National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2013 – present)

Board Certified

  • Personal Injury Trial Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1998 – present)

Certified Arbitrator

  • AASLT Arbitration Training

Education

  • B.S., Criminal Justice, University of Texas of the Permian Basin (1985)
  • J.D., St. Mary’s Law School; with Honors (1989)
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania (2015)

Admitted to the Bar

  • State Bar of Texas (1989)
  • Federal Bar, United States Western District (1990)

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       superlawyers
        Super Lawyers are by
        Thomson Reuters, awarded to:
        Douglas D. Ketterman 2008-2017
        Michael R. Rowland 2017
        R. Scott Westlund 2011-2017
        Phil Bernal 2014-2017
        Perry Dominguez II 2016-2017
        Robert Pollom 2014-2017
        Brian Steward 2016-2017

        Board Certified
            Personal Injury Trial Law
            Douglas D. Ketterman 1998
            Phil Bernal 1998
            Brian Steward 2015

        MMDAF
             Lifetime Membership awarded to:
             Douglas D. Ketterman 2013
             Michael R. Rowland 2014
             Brian Steward 2015
             Jay Moore 2013

        MDAF
             Douglas D. Ketterman 2013
             Michael R. Rowland 2014
             R. Scott Westlund 2007
             Kevin Baker 2013
             Brian Steward 2015
             Jay Moore 2013

       
        National Trial Lawyers
        Awarded to Douglas D. Ketterman from
        2011-2017 by The National Trial Lawyers

       
  •     Best Lawyers in America
        Awarded to Douglas D. Ketterman
        2008-present

       
        Highest Rating: “AV” Preeminent awarded to
        Douglas D. Ketterman, Lifetime Charter Member
        by Martindale-Hubbell (1999-Present)

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