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Skilled at handling a variety of cases, Douglas Borthwick has served for two decades as an attorney. As a founding attorney of the firm Freeman & Borthwick, based in Santa Ana, California, Doug Borthwick currently manages cases related to personal injury, real estate planning, and family law. The boutique firm focuses on providing individualized attention to each client and maintains multiple locations throughout Southern California. Mr. Borthwick and his colleagues are committed to aggressively defending the interests of their clients. Doug Borthwick moved from his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, to earn his undergraduate degree from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. His Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business, and Religion was awarded with magna cum laude honors, and he also won the Adam Smith Award, a Financial Executive Award, and a Wall Street Journal Award at Muskingum. Doug Borthwick then enrolled in Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, where he earned an academic scholarship and appeared on the dean’s list before earning his Juris Doctor in 1991. Since then, Doug Borthwick has been admitted to practice law in the United States Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is licensed to practice law in California and has been admitted to practice in all courts in the state. Doug Borthwick has been a member of bar associations in Arizona, California, the District of Columbia, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Ohio, as well as the American Bar Association. Actively participating in legal discourse, Doug Borthwick has participated in seminars on risk management for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions and the International Amusement & Leisure Defense Association, Inc. He belongs to the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, the Defense Research Institute, the American Association for Justice, and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.

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