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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., with high honors, 1994, Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, North Carolina Law Review, 1993-94

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., with distinction, 1991


Doug Jarrell practices in the areas of business litigation and employment law. He has extensive experience in litigating matters involving noncompetition contracts, employee departure matters, shareholder and partnership disputes, corporate governance, business valuation issues, insurance coverage, breaches of contract, landlord-tenant issues, unfair trade practices and business tort claims. Doug regularly counsels clients regarding the avoidance and resolution of pre-litigation business disputes and employment issues and assists with negotiating and drafting employment and severance contracts.

His litigation practice includes the trial and appellate levels. Doug regularly represents clients before state and federal trial courts, including the North Carolina Business Court; appellate courts, including the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals; and state and federal administrative agencies.

Doug is a frequent speaker at state and local seminars regarding noncompete issues, employment law and shareholder litigation.

Honors & Awards


  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Ed Carnes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1994-95



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Professional Affiliations

  • Mecklenburg Bar Foundation, President, 2013; Vice-President 2012; Board of Directors, 2007-13
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Board of Directors, 2004-06
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program, Co-chair, 2005-07
  • Fee Dispute Resolution Committee, 2003-06
  • Lawyers Teaching Justice Program, Chair, 2003-04
  • Law Day Committee, Chair, 2002-03
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute, Class of 2002

Community Affiliations

  • Carolina Raptor Center, Board of Directors, 2008-14; Chair of Corporate Governance Committee, 2012-13
  • Leadership Charlotte, Class 28
  • Myers Park Trinity Little League, Baseball coach
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