Law Offices of

Douglas W. Schroeder

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  • Advancement to President-Elect of Trial Lawyers Association
    • On January 15, 2011, attorney Douglas W. Schroeder will be sworn in as the President-Elect of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association ("OCTLA"). The OCTLA's mission is venerable: "helping attorneys provide their clients the best possible legal representation." In common with OCTLA's credo, Mr. Schroeder has helped promote high standards of ethical conduct and integrity amongst attorneys throughout his 22-year career, including by teaching and mentoring other lawyers. To learn more about OCTLA and how its leaders are bettering the quality of legal practice for lawyers and consumers, please visit
  • Reception in Support of Ted Lieu for California Senate
    • We were proud to host the Orange County reception supporting Ted Lieu for State Senate on December 15. The special election for California's 28th Senate District will be held February 15, 2011. To learn more about this outstanding candidate, please visit his website at
  • Law Firm Moves Into New Offices
    • We are pleased to announce the opening of our new, larger offices this Summer. Located adjacent to the John Wayne Orange County Airport, our new facility features leading-edge information technology in a tranquil setting on the banks of a water garden. While the office is furnished in traditional decor, beneath the granite and hardwood surfaces lies a broadband network of computer, video, and telecommunications technology. Whether meeting with clients, or engaging with opposing lawyers and litigants, these new facilities enhance our presentation of electronic evidence and video testimony in aid of our clients' cases. Please call when you will be in the neighborhood; we would be happy to show you our new headquarters.
  • Election of Commissioner Lon Hurwitz to Superior Court Judge
    • Attorney Doug Schroeder was proud to endorse Commissioner Lon Hurwitz in the June 2010 election, in which voters elected him Judge of the Superior Court. Through his distinguished service as a Commissioner since 2004, and over 30 years as an attorney, the Honorable Lon Hurwitz has proven he will be an outstanding addition to the esteemed Orange County bench.
  • Trial Lawyers aid families facing serious illness and disabilities
    • In their pursuit of corporate profits, special interest groups--insurers and corporate lobbyists like the Chamber of Commerce--are adept at bashing "greedy trial lawyers" through dramatic cries for "tort reform." But actions speak louder than words. Personal injury attorney Doug Schroeder lauds the charitable outreach of his fellow trial lawyers through the sustained efforts of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. Each November, OCTLA holds a charity auction to raise funds for worthwhile groups helping people meet daunting challenges. Knots-of-Love, a public charity that provides knitted caps to patients who have lost hair through chemotherapy and illness, was the chosen charity partner for the Top Gun event in November 2010. Charities we have supported include the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, the Downs Syndrome Association of Orange County, and the Assistance League of Laguna Beach. Please consider generously supporting the valiant work of these esteemed charities.
  • Advancement in Leadership of Consumer Attorneys Organization
    • In January 2010, Doug Schroeder took the oath of office as First Vice President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, continuing his advancement up the ladder of the organization's leadership.
  • Reception for Debra Carrillo, Winning Judicial Candidate
    • Attorney Doug Schroeder was proud to co-host a campaign event for Debra Carrillo. Recognizing her distinguished service as a police officer, public defender, and prosecutor, voters overwhelmingly elected Debra Carrillo as Judge of the Orange County Superior Court. 
  • Doug Schroeder honored by prestigious Super Lawyer designation

    • Firm founder Douglas W. Schroeder was pleased to learn that his peers have deemed him a Southern California Super Lawyer, one of only a relative handful of attorneys in the region, and one of only two lawyers in all of Orange County, so named as experts in Transportation Law. The unsolicited inscription of Mr. Schroeder's name to this select list in 2007 adds to his other accolades, including a "preeminent" AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell—the highest peer reviewed rating for ethics and legal ability conferred in the nation.*
  • Peers elect Mr. Schroeder vice president of trial lawyers association

    • The leadership of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association elected attorney Douglas W. Schroeder as Third Vice President of the organization in 2007. Mr. Schroeder—who has steadily worked his way up the ranks of the association's leadership—is deeply honored by his colleague's resounding vote of confidence.
  • Law firm supports Homes for Heroes with charitable fundraising

    • Thomas Fuller is credited with saying, "charity begins at home, but should not end there." Bringing these words to life, the Law Offices of Douglas W. Schroeder regularly supports a variety of charitable causes. The firm was proud to join the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association in supporting the Habitat for Humanity Homes for Heroes project, providing housing for disabled American veterans and the families of soldiers killed in action. Nearly $25,000 was raised through the sale of donated items at auction during OCTLA's annual Top Gun awards dinner. Attorney Doug Schroeder donated a chartered helicopter sightseeing and dinner flight for two, and procured other auction items generously donated by Helistream and Pedersen Law & Dispute Resolution, which enhanced the charity auction.


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