Douglas  Jennings

Douglas Jennings

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Most of Douglas’ work involves helping people who have been catastrophically injured or killed in a tractor trailer collision.  Because of his experience advocating on behalf of truck crash victims, Douglas is frequently sought out as lead co-counsel by other lawyers on these cases. Douglas’ results have garnered serious attention, including recognition by local publications, as well as national trial lawyer and trucking industry periodicals. His results on behalf of his clients have consistently been placed in SC Lawyers Weekly’s annual list of Top Verdicts and Settlements since 2013.

While truck crash cases are his passion, Douglas has helped clients achieve multi-million-dollar jury verdicts and settlements in State and Federal Court on a variety of other cases involving insurance bad faith, motor vehicle collisions, dram shop cases, medical malpractice, defective products, commercial/business disputes, and premises liability.

Douglas grew up in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina in the city of Bennettsville. After graduating from Clemson University and receiving a B.A. in Political Science, Douglas attended law school at the Charleston School of Law. He joined Yarborough Applegate not long after its inception and is an equity partner in the firm.

Douglas also serves on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit, Camp Happy Days, as well as the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series Advisory Board of Directors.

Douglas and his wife, Leanne, have two kids, Merritt and Smith.

About Douglas

Charleston School of Law

Clemson University, B.A. in Political Science


American Association of Justice

South Carolina Association of Justice

AAJ's Trucking Litigation Group

Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys

Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America

James L. Petigru Inn of Court

Charleston County Bar Association

Board of Directors for Camp Happy Days

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Governor's Cup Billfishing Series Advisory Board of Directors

Awards & Recognition

Super Lawyers 2022

Super Lawyers ‘Rising Star’ 2018 to 2021

Legal Elite of the Lowcountry by Charleston Business Magazine 2018 & 2019

Top 10 Under 40 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys 2015

Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers 2017 to 2020

Recent Results
$18.25 Million

Construction Defect Settlement

We worked as lead co-counsel to recover $18,249,000 for construction deficiencies involving a downtown Charleston condominium complex. The alleged deficiencies involved water intrusion and various other issues with the building's envelope and structural integrity.

$10 Million

Settlement for Teen Victims of UTV Rollover

After a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) rollover left one teenage girl dead and another seriously injured, Yarborough Applegate attorneys secured a $10 million settlement on behalf of the two young victims and their families.

$9.9 Million

Amusement Ride TBI Settlement

We secured a $9.9 million settlement for 44-year-old mother two who suffered catastrophic injuries when she was ejected from a commercial recreational amusement ride.

$6.25 Million

Settlement for Man Injured in Tractor-Trailer Crash

The driver of an approaching box truck ignored a stop sign and collided with our client’s vehicle, causing him injuries that required an airlift from the scene.

$3.75 Million

Dram Shop and Drunk Driver Liability

A drunk driver struck our client, a pedestrian working on a nighttime road paving crew, and fled the scene of the accident.

$3.75 Million

Tractor Trailer and Distracted Driving

A tractor trailer truck struck a couple's vehicle as they slowed to turn into their driveway. The truck driver was talking on his phone at the time of the crash.

Recognition and Community Involvement
Yarborough Applegate Achieved 8 of The Top 18 SC Settlements in 2016

Every year, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly compiles a list of the top million-dollar settlements in the state reported in its newspaper. Since 2011, Yarborough Applegate has appeared on this list every year, always securing at least 3 spots. In 2016, Yarborough Applegate earned 8 of the 18 spots on the list totaling $18.15 million in […]

Douglas Jennings Recognized In Top 10 Under 40 Personal Injury Attorneys

The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA) recently published its list of nationally ranked personal injury attorneys. The NAOPIA recognizes the Top personal injury attorneys in each state with the intent of helping consumers select well-qualified professionals when legal representation is needed. This year, Yarborough Applegate Attorney Douglas Jennings has made the list within […]

Douglas Jennings Promoted to Partner

Yarborough Applegate is thrilled to announce the promotion of its longtime Associate Attorney Douglas Jennings to Partner, alongside the firm’s founders William Applegate and David Yarborough. Jennings joined the Yarborough Applegate team in 2010 – not long after the firm’s founding – and has had an incredible impact on both his clients, and the firm. […]

Super Lawyers Yarborough Applegate
5 Yarborough Applegate Lawyers Named Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

Yarborough Applegate is once again honored to be represented in the South Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Attorneys David B. Yarborough, Jr. and William E. Applegate, IV have both been named to the Top 10 in Charleston and Top 25 in South Carolina lists. Attorneys Douglas E. Jennings, David Lail and Christopher Bryant […]

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