Attorney Douglas A. Petho joined the firm in 1993. He is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in the Administration of Criminal Justice in 1988. He earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1991. Mr. Petho is a native of the Charlotte area.
Mr. Petho began his trial career as an Assistant District Attorney for the 1st Judicial District of North Carolina serving under the Hon. H.P. Williams. In that position, Mr. Petho was tasked with the prosecution of both misdemeanor and felony charges in a seven county district of Eastern North Carolina.
Since joining the firm in 1993, attorney Petho’s primary focus has been the litigation of plaintiff’s personal injury suits. He has successfully tried hundreds cases to jury verdict involving automobile accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, animal attacks, intentional torts and work related accidents. He has served as a representative of the plaintiff’s bar on the Mecklenburg County District Court Rules Committee and has served as an arbitrator in numerous insurance disputes.
In 2011, Mr. Petho achieved an “AV Preeminent” rating by Martindale Hubbell, their highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. He is an active member in the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and a member of both the Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Division. He is a member of the North Carolina Stat Bar, North Carolina Bar Association and Mecklenburg County Bar Association.
Mr. Petho is married with two daughters, all of whom are active members of Saint Matthew Catholic Church.