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Employment History

Board Member
State Bar of Texas


B.S. degree
Business Administration
Drake University

J.D. degree

University of Missouri

L.L.M. degree
Boston University

Southern Methodist University

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Dallas Bar Association

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11/1/2002 - Doug Lang Named to Fifth District Dallas Bar Association DBA News Archives

Doug Lang Named to Fifth District
On October 15, Governor Rick Perry appointed former Dallas Bar Association President Douglas Lang as a justice on the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas.
"Doug will make a significant contribution to the court just as he has to the DBA," Thomas said.
On his own behalf, Lang said: "I look forward to the opportunity of resolving problems-in many cases the Court of Appeals is the final stop in a case and that's a real service to the public."
For the last 30 years, Lang practiced financial and contract litigation in Dallas, first at the law firm of Webber, Baker, Allums and for the past 24 years at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Mo, Lang grew up in Missouri and Iowa. He received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Drake University in 1969. After he received his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri in 1972, he had to make a choice. He had been admitted to a post-graduate program at Boston University to pursue a L.L.M. degree in taxation, and he had been offered a position as a briefing attorney with the Missouri Supreme Court. He decided to delay the post-graduate program for a year and accepted the briefing attorney position.
It didn't take him long to discover that not only did he want to be a trial lawyer, but someday he wanted to be a judge.
"The cases we dealt with were tremendously interesting," he said.
Following his clerkship with the Missouri Supreme Court, Lang came to Dallas while interviewing with several firms. One of his law school professors who graduated from Southern Methodist University encouraged him to consider Dallas.
"When I boarded the airplane in Columbia, Mo. to fly to Dallas, I was in the midst of a blizzard," Lang said.
"One of my uncles was a practicing attorney and I had great admiration for him," Lang said.
Lang's service to the profession is extensive. In addition to serving as President of the DBA in 1991, he is a former member of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors, and a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and the Dallas Bar Foundation. He is a former chair of the Dallas Bar Foundation and a former chair of Legal Services of North Texas. He also served as chair of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, and is a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel.
Lang was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of Dallas in 1981, Outstanding Third Year Director of the State Bar of Texas in 1995, and he received the Alumni Achievement Award from Drake University in 1992.
While serving as President of the DBA, Lang led the way in establishing the DBA's Goals for Professionalism, a strategic planning meeting with community leaders and the bar.
"The goals were approved for implementation by the board and all have been accomplished," Lang said.
During his presidency, the DBA was presented with the Award of Merit from the State Bar of Texas for the best overall programs of a metropolitan bar association in the state.
Lang expects to remain as active as ever with the Dallas Bar.
"I think the judiciary has a responsibility to participate in organized bar activities," he said.

About DVAP - Board of Directors

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Hon. Douglas S. Lang American Bar Association Delegate


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Douglas S. Lang of Dallas, Texas, will continue on the council as immediate past president and will chair the NCBP Nominating Committee. He is a past president of the Dallas Bar Association and the Metropolitan Bar Caucus. Mr. Lang serves as a justice on the Texas Court of Appeals, Fifth District.

Hon. Douglas S. ...

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Hon. Douglas S. Lang

American Bar Association Delegate

LSNT Board of Directors

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Douglas S. Lang Dallas Bar Association

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