Douglas R. Lewis

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Doug Lewis was a partner at Chamblee Ryan from 2006-2019.  Doug defended clients in the fields of medical malpractice, premises liability, construction defect, and insurance defense litigation.  Doug represented a wide range of health care institutions and individual providers, and in construction, has represented general contractors and sub-contractors in high stakes, multi-party cases.  Doug first-chaired multiple jury trials to verdict, including cases involving serious injury and wrongful death. Doug also had significant experience defending national and regional trucking companies and their individual drivers in personal injury lawsuits.

Medical Malpractice

As lead counsel, successfully obtained a defense verdict for a vascular surgeon in a wrongful death lawsuit involving alleged negligent supervision.

As lead counsel, successfully obtained a defense verdict for a board-certified interventional gastroenterologist who performed a procedure with stent placement wherein Plaintiff allegedly developed a near-fatal abscess and liver damage.

As lead counsel, successfully obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a board-certified spine surgeon who was allegedly impaired and misplaced a graft during a spine fusion surgery.

Obtained numerous successful outcomes, including dismissals, of complaints and investigations filed with the Texas Medical Board on behalf of Texas physicians.

Professional Affiliations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • TEXO
  • Claims and Litigation Management



  • Navigating Through Uncertain Waters: A Practical Guide to Meeting Medicare Requirements in Personal Injury Cases, 2013
  • New Legislation Impacting TMB Complaints, 2012
  • Texas Medical Board Complaints and Investigations, Emergency Medicine Consultants, 2011
  • Property Damage, C&R General Business Seminar, October 2010
  • Ethics and Legal Medicine at Breast Cancer Symposium, Texas Oncology, P.A., October 2006