Douglas E. Jennings
Douglas has helped clients achieve successful results in a number of important cases while at Yarborough Applegate.
Douglas grew up in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina in the city of Bennettsville. After graduating with honors and receiving a B.A. in Political Science from Clemson University, Douglas attended law school at the Charleston School of Law.
While a law student, Douglas served as Vice-President of the Student Trial Lawyers Organization and gained a wide range of legal experiences. He worked for the First Circuit Solicitor's Office where he was able to gain valuable experience in both Family Court and General Sessions Court. While at the Solicitor's Office, he worked on a death penalty case, assisted in and observed many jury trials, and worked diligently with the Department of Juvenile Justice to find alternative placement for troublesome juveniles.
Prior to joining Yarborough Applegate, Douglas worked with his father at the Douglas Jennings Law Firm, LLC in Bennettsville, SC. Working in a small firm environment with his father allowed him to gain a broad range of legal experience in the areas of: parole cases, dram shop (bar and alcohol) liability, insurance and bad faith litigation, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, as well as many serious criminal offenses including murder and manslaughter.
During this time, Douglas worked on numerous civil litigation cases that were decided by a jury, one of which was a week-long trial in his hometown of Bennettsville, SC where the jury reached an award in favor of the Plaintiff, awarding actual and punitive damages totalling $10.6 million. Just before the verdict was reached, however, the parties reached a confidential settlement which has been reported to be the largest award of civil damages in any case in Marlboro County history.
While at Yarborough Applegate, Douglas has helped clients achieve successful results in dog bite cases, bad faith litigation, motor vehicle accidents, products liability (bad drug) cases, wrongful death lawsuits, medical malpractice, commercial/business litigation, DUI, and ATV rollover cases. He enjoys being based out of Mt. Pleasant but still maintains strong ties to his local community where he currently serves as co-counsel in many cases vigorously representing individuals in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina in addition to representing a diverse group of South Carolinians in venues throughout the state.
Prior to attending law school, Douglas worked for Senator Lindsey Graham on Capitol Hill and with South Carolina's largest full-service marketing/advertising firm, Erwin-Penland, Inc. in Greenville.
Douglas is a member of the South Carolina Association for Justice, formerly known as South Carolina Trial Lawyers, and the Charleston County Bar Association.