About Us

About the Firm

The Law Offices of Douglas D. Hampton PC is a full-service law firm that was founded in March 1995. The firm maintains offices in Southfield, Michigan. We serve clients with interests all over the world effectively, efficiently, and economically. The firm's goal is to provide the highest quality, personalized legal service available at a reasonable price. The Law Offices of Douglas D. Hampton PC prides itself on accessibility and responsiveness to the needs of its clients.


Douglas D. Hampton, Esq.

About Me

Over 29 years of experience in diverse practice areas including corporate, business, litigation, entertainment, criminal defense, insurance litigation, personal injury, real estate law, and international business negotiations and development. Practiced before administrative boards and arbitrators. Conversant in Spanish.


Adjunct Professor – Auburn Hills, Michigan

Co-instructs a trial skills preparation and techniques course involving all facets of civil and criminal law trial work. Conducts student evaluations and presents and demonstrates practical applications of criminal and civil trial procedure. (August 2008 – Present).

Principal and Owner – Southfield, Michigan

Represent a diverse group of small and medium-size business clientele in all facets of business creation, development, and civil litigation. Strong skills in contract development, negotiation, and deal brokerage. Possesses extensive criminal litigation experience and has consistently achieved favorable results for clients utilizing various self-proven methods in research, writing, oral argument, negotiations, trial preparation, and trial presentation. Successfully represented numerous clients in the areas of automobile negligence, simple negligence, wrongful death, insurance litigation, real estate, and landlord-tenant (March 1996 – Present).

Associate Attorney – Detroit, Michigan

Represented various corporate clients in civil litigation matters including product liability defense, insurance defense, personal injury defense, real estate, and landlord-tenant. Performed extensive research, prepared legal memorandum, conducted deposition and trial preparation in many areas of civil litigation (June 1994 – March 1996).

Other Experience:

Detroit, Michigan

  • Associate Attorney (September 1991 to June 1994)
  • Summer Associate (Summer 1990)

Highland Park, Michigan

  • Summer Legal Intern (Summer 1989)

The Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Its mission is to facilitate programs that improve the quality of life and help meet the legal needs of the underserved community in the Detroit metropolitan area, to provide educational opportunities for the community and legal profession through partnerships with members of the legal community and related professions, and to provide funding for initiatives of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association.

Member - Current

Past Member


President – Detroit, Michigan

Served as president of the forum that allows lawyers and judges to improve the administration and quality of justice in the community through education, dialogue, and community activities. (May 2008 – May 2009)

President-Elect – Detroit, Michigan

Partnered with the president to further the initiatives of the organization, including foundation community-based programs, pro-bono, judicial candidate evaluations, public speaking, and media engagement. (2007 – 2008)

Award – Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Year for 2009 – 2010

President – Detroit, Michigan

Served as president of the organization supporting licensed attorneys with less than ten years of practice in the State of Michigan.  Key initiatives included community outreach and leading mentoring initiative to match members with senior practicing attorneys (1997 – 1998).

Barrister of the Year – Detroit, Michigan

Selected as Barrister of the Year by peer members of the Barristers of the Detroit Bar Association (1994 – 1995).


Iowa City, Iowa

  • Juris Doctorate – 1991

East Lansing, Michigan

  • Bachelor of Arts – International Relations – 1988


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated 
(Michigan State University – President, 1987)