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Mr. Douglas A. Petho

Mr. Douglas A. Petho

Since 1993, representing individuals in injury and wrongful death claims.
  • Personal Injury, Animal & Dog Law, Workers' Compensation ...
  • North Carolina
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Biography

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.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Animal & Dog Law
    Workers' Compensation
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Trial Attorney
Price, Petho & Associates
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Litigation Attorney. I have personally tried to verdict over 200 civil jury trials and handled thousands of cases involving personal injuries, worker's compensation claims, wrongful death and products liability claims. Call for a free consultation.
Assistant District Attorney
District Attoneys Office 1st Judicial District
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Education
University of North Carolina School of Law
J.D.
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.S.
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Awards
AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
Member
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member
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North Carolina Bar Association
Member
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Mecklenburg County Bar Association
Member
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American Bar Association
Member
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North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
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Publications
Articles & Publications
ERISA Liens In North Carolina
Speaking Engagements
ERISA LIENS
Websites & Blogs
Website
Price, Petho & Associates Website
Legal Answers
9 Questions Answered
Q. If I'm renting my home and the floor is rotted And I fall through it can I take legal action.
A: You may. Your landlord could be negligent for either failing to maintain the property and a safe habitable condition due to a failure to perform reasonable inspections or to perform repairs within a reasonable time after being notified of of the condition of the floor.
Q. My daughter passed away in North Carolina Charlotte at her boyfriend's house. Would the homeowners INS.
A: In order to have a claim under homeowners insurance you would have to show negligence to make a claim under the liability coverage. Homeowners policies often have medical payments coverage that covers medical bills for injuries arising on the property, but I don’t frankly know whether it would apply to the situation.
Q. Can police refuse a request to breathalyze the other party at an accident when asked to do so by the other motorist?
A: Yes it is officers discretion as to whether or not to test for impairment.
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Contact & Map
Price, Petho & Associates
Charlotte, NC
1430 Elizabeth Ave
Charlotte, NC 28204
Toll-Free: (800) 737-2160
Telephone: (704) 372-2160
Fax: (704) 372-6516
Price, Petho & Associates
Rockingham, NC
801 E Broad Ave
#17
Rockingham, NC 28379
Toll-Free: (800) 737-2160
Telephone: (910) 895-9810
Price, Petho & Associates
Rutherfordton, NC
224 N Main St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Toll-Free: (800) 737-2160
Telephone: (828) 288-3995
Fax: (828) 288-3997