Higgs Fletcher & Mack, a San Diego-based, full-service law firm for more than 75 years, announced that its personal injury defense attorney Peter Doody, a Solana Beach resident, was appointed Secretary-Treasurer to the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC).
Founded in 1960 and considered the nation’s largest defense organization, Doody will help lead the 900-member association and assist in organizing and promoting educational seminars.
“Peter has extensive jury trial experience and it’s an honor that he was named to the executive committee for the nation’s leading regional defense organization,” said Henry Angelino, executive director at Higgs Fletcher & Mack. “We’re proud of him for all of this accomplishments and know he’ll make a positive impact to ASCDC and its members.”
At Higgs, Doody serves as San Diego regional trial counsel for consumer product manufacturers, interstate motor carriers and national retail stores. He specializes in the defense of serious personal injury cases, striving for resolution but prepared and ready for trial if the case cannot be settled. Doody, who is also a board member for the ASCDC, is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the prestigious Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, a national association of attorneys whose members are admitted by invitation only. Doody is the former President of San Diego Defense Lawyers and the San Diego Inn of Court. He is a nationally recognized speaker who has presented before civil litigation defense organizations, including the American Law Firm Association, Defense Research Institute, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Transportation Lawyers Association and Trucking Industry Defense Association.
“I’ve served on our Board of Directors for the last 10 years. It’s an honor to be appointed to this prestigious group that serves civil litigation defense lawyers from Santa Barbara all the way down to San Diego,” said Doody. “My goal is to help ensure we’re providing the same outstanding service, value and highly regarded educational seminars that the ASCDC has been known for offering its members.”