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Douglas L. McWhorter practices in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, corporate and business law, and mediation.   

Doug obtained his B.A. degree from Samford University of 1967 and his M.B.A. from Samford in 1978.  In the interim, he obtained a J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1973, and an LL.M. degree from the University of Mississippi in 1976. 

Doug is admitted to the Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations.  He has served as an adjunct faculty member for Samford University, and continues to serve as a member of the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution.  He is registered on the Alabama State Court Mediation Roster and the Alabama Appellate Court Mediation Roster. 

Doug has served as Jefferson County Probate Judge by special appointment , hearing cases involving decedents’ estates, trusts and conservatorships.

Doug taught Business Law at Samford University from 1977 until 2012.

Doug served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971, attaining the rank of First Lieutenant, Infantry.  He is a veteran of the Viet Nam conflict and a recipient of the Purple Heart and Combat Infantryman’s Badge.  

Doug is married to Carolyn Joyce (Joy), and they have two daughters: Rachel (1982) and Rebecca (1988).

  • “Best Lawyers in America®”: Trusts and Estates (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/Wright, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.),
  • “Top Attorneys in Birmingham” – Trusts and Estates
  • Alabama “Super Lawyers®” – Estate Planning and Probate.
  • AV Pre-Eminent by Martindale-Hubbell®.
  • Member – Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member – Alabama Bar Association
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Samford University, 1977 to 2012
  • Member, The Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution
  • Registered on the Alabama State Court Mediation Roster and the Alabama Appellate Court Mediation Roster
  • Served as Jefferson County Probate Judge by special appointment , hearing cases involving decedents’ estates, trusts and conservatorships.

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Education

  • M.B.A., Samford University, 1978
  • L.L.M., University of Mississippi, 1976
  • Admitted to the Bar - Alabama (1973)
  • J.D. Cumberland School of Law, 1973
  • B.A., Samford University, 1967

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