Douglas H. Reynolds

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Florida
Georgia
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida 

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Douglas H. Reynolds is a third-generation South Floridian and a Director in our litigation department. He focuses his practice on business litigation, marital and family law and probate litigation.

The Florida Bar has board certified Mr. Reynolds in Business Litigation (1997) and Marital & Family Law (1994). Board Certification is the highest level of recognition bestowed upon attorneys by The Florida Bar, and recognizes attorneys who are distinguished in specific areas of legal practice by virtue of their exceptional competency and depth of experience in all areas of legal practice. Mr. Reynolds served for six years on the Florida Bar's Marital and Family Law Certification Committee, which oversees the certification of family law practitioners. Additionally, Mr. Reynolds has served as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem, and has been a mediator in numerous proceedings. Mr. Reynolds is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Mr. Reynolds has a long history of involvement in our community. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Broward County Library Foundation, Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida and Offerdahl's Hand-Off Foundation, which annually conducts the John Offerdahl Gridiron Grill Off Food Wine & Music Festival. He has served on the City of Fort Lauderdale Community Services Board, the City of Fort Lauderdale Marine Advisory Board, and the City of Fort Lauderdale Nuisance Abatement Board. He presently serves as the Chairperson on the City of Fort Lauderdale Board of Adjustment. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of both Pine Crest School and St. Mark's Episcopal School.

In 2019, Mr. Reynolds was awarded the Russell Carlisle Award for Advocacy. The Russell E. Carlisle Advocacy Award is given annually by Legal Aid Service of Broward County to an advocate whose actions exemplify a personal and professional commitment to making justice available to the poor and disadvantaged. Prior recipients include former Florida Supreme Court Justice Arthur England, former Circuit Court Judge Mel Grossman and constitutional law expert Bruce Rogow.

Mr. Reynolds holds a master’s of law degree from Emory University in addition to his law degree from that same institution. He earned a bachelor’s degree with distinction from the University of Virginia.

Certification Specialties:

Business Litigation – 1997 to Present
Marital and Family law – 1994 to Present

Publications:

Co-Author:  The Not-So-Simple Coverture Fraction: Do Attorneys Risk More than Embittered Clients?  Parts I and II, 70 Florida Bar Journal 62, May and June 1996.

Co-Author:  The Underbrush Grows Deeper: Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements in Georgia.  21 Georgia State Bar Journal 28 (August 1984). 

Representative Cases:

Isan V. Isan, 209 So.3d 40 (Fla.5 th DCA 2016)
Tavory v. Vistar Technologies, 967 So.2d 214 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)
Gaffney v. Gaffney, 965 So.2d 1217 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)
Pietras v. Pietras, 842 So.2d 954 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
Wideman v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 141 F.3d 1453 (11th Cir. 1998)
Kingston Square Tenants Association et al v. Tuskegee Gardens, Ltd., 792 F.Supp. 1566 (S.D. Fla. 1992)
Allen v. McKool, 349 S.E.2d 833 (Ga. App. 1986)
Dekalb County v. Pine Hill Civic Club, 326 S.E.2d 214 (Ga. 1983)




Education

  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia B.A.

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia J.D.

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia

    Masters of Law


Honors & Awards

  • Legal Aid Service of Broward County, For The Public Good Award
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Vestry- Former Member and Chair
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal School Board- Former Trustee
  • City of Fort Lauderdale Nuisance Abatement Board- Former Board Member and Chair
  • City of Fort Lauderdale Marine Advisory Board- Former Board Member
  • City of Fort Lauderdale Community Services Board- Former Board Member
  • St. Mark’s Foundation- Director
  • Pine Crest Preparatory School Board- Trustee
  • Georgia Bar- Member
  • Florida Bar- Member

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