Doug Salisbury focuses his practice on complex business litigation and dispute resolution matters, with an emphasis on energy, real estate, and general commercial litigation issues. He has experience representing clients before federal and state trial courts and arbitration panels.
Mr. Salisbury previously practiced law at Thompson & Knight LLP in Dallas. He has represented clients in arbitration involving breaches of representations and warranties made in stock purchase agreements and in matters involving cost allocation under a joint operating agreement. He second-chaired a federal bench trial in the U.S. Northern District of Texas, delivering the opening statement and examining plaintiff and defense witnesses. And he has extensive experience in civil discovery.
A graduate of Duke University School of Law, he worked as a teaching assistant there, instructing small group sessions in a course that introduced international master of laws students to important aspects of the American legal system. He served as Executive Editor of the Law Review and studied abroad at the Duke-Geneva Institute in Transnational Law in Switzerland.
Mr. Salisbury interned in Tokyo with the law firm of Abe, Ikubo & Katayama where he researched local court rules to assist the firm’s lawyers in U.S. patent litigation.
He has a BA in government from Eastern Washington University.
- Obtained dismissal of claims brought under federal and state False Claims Acts against a medical device manufacturer
- Successfully defended an international energy company’s affiliate in a AAA arbitration involving claims for breach of contract; arbitration panel entered take nothing award against client
- Defended a healthcare provider in a AAA arbitration involving claims for breach of contract related to a stock purchase agreement; obtained award of damages and attorneys’ fees
- Obtained summary judgment for commercial lender in breach of guaranty lawsuit; court awarded in excess of one million dollars in damages and attorneys’ fees
- Represented institutional landowners in numerous condemnation actions involving rights of way, easements, and other compensation issues
- Represented a director of an energy company in shareholder litigation related to breach of fiduciary duty
- Represented respondent in federal court bench trial in suit brought under the Hague Convention
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Duke University School of Law, J.D. and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law, 2012
- Professor Thomas Metzloff teaching assistant for Distinctive Aspects of American Law course
- Law Review, Executive Editor
- Mock Trial Board Member, Twiggs-Beskind Cup Finalist (mock trial competition for first-year students)
- Duke-Geneva Institute in Transnational Law, Geneva, Switzerland (study abroad)
Eastern Washington University, B.A. in Government, cum laude, 2007
- Varsity Tennis Team Member, Club Tennis Team President/Co-founder
- Mock Trial National Qualifier (placed within top five teams at Pacific Northwest regional)
- State Bar of Texas
- U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC)
- Member, DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar
- Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL)
- Member, State Bar of Texas
“Practical Tips for Using Key Lease Remedies” Contributor, Texas Apartment Association, Summer 2015
“Fifth Circuit Closes Door on Innovator Liability Claims” co-author, Texas Lawyer, August 11, 2014
“Recent Developments in Texas Oil & Gas Law” co-author, TADC Spring 2013 Edition
“Texas Supreme Court Update” co-author, October 22, 2012