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Peter J. Daughtery 
1430 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Georgia 31906
 

Communication Center 
Phone: 706-405-3616
877-366-9365 (Toll Free)
E-mail: pete@dcfblaw.com
Fax: 706-494-0221
Web site: http://www.dcblawyers.com


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Peter J. Daughtery. Pete is the son of a United Methodist minister and public school educator and graduated from the public schools in Thomasville, Georgia. Pete attended the University of Georgia where he earned his degree in Political Science while holding leadership positions as President of the pre-law society and his social fraternity. After graduating as member of the political science honors society, Pete continued his education at the University of Georgia law school where he joined the prestigious Moot Court program to orally argue cases against other law schools. In his third year of law school, Pete served as chairperson of the Moot Court Board, which has captured numerous national championships and world championships, and Pete was inducted into The Order of the Barristers for his excellence in courtroom advocacy.

After graduation from law school in 1989, Pete was on the ground floor of a five person law firm which grew over the next 16 years to national prominence. During his ten years as a partner at this law firm, Pete recovered more than 200 million dollars for his clients and the firm as a whole exceeded a billion dollars in recovery for its clients. During those early years, Pete served as President of the Young Alumni Organization for the University of Georgia Law School and President of the state wide young lawyers division of the State Bar of Georgia. More recently, Pete served as president of the Columbus Bar Association, and has served on the Executive Committee of the State Bar. Pete also served as one of four representatives from Columbus to the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia. Pete was appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia to serve on a committee addressing the unauthorized practice of law in Columbus and the surrounding areas, and he has also worked to improve lawyer conduct and ethics through service on the two committees responsible for lawyer discipline in the State of Georgia. Pete has been recognized by local, state, and national bar organizations for his pro bono volunteer legal work for children in the areas of special needs education and truancy.

Pete has been is married to Julie Wray Daughtery and they have one daughter. Their family attends St. Paul United Methodist Church. Pete is very active in Community organizations and has served on the Boards of the Boys and Girls Club and Uptown Columbus. He is also a past president of Open Door Community House in Columbus and a former trustee of Magnolia Manor and The Lawyers Foundation of Georgia. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Midtown Columbus and is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Andrew College. Pete is a fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, which is an honor restricted to only 3% of the lawyers in Georgia. Induction as a fellow reflects those lawyers whose public and private careers demonstrate outstanding legal abilities and a devotion to their communities.

In 2012 and 2013, Pete was voted a Georgia "Super Lawyer" by his peers which is a recognition limited to 5% of the practicing lawyers in Georgia.

Current Employment Position(s):
Partner
Areas of Practice:
Product Liability
Motor Vehicle
Premises Liability
Bar Admissions:
Georgia, 1989
U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1989
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1989
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1989
Education:
University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia, 1989
J.D.
Honors: Prestigious Moot Court Program
Honors: Chairperson, Moot Court Board
Honors: The Order of the Barristers
Honors: President, Young Alumni Organization


University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1989
B.A.
Honors: President, Pre-Law Society and his Social Fraternity
Honors: Member, Political Science Honors Society
Major:  Political Science


Published Works:
Deposing The Defendant's Expert (Co-Author), The Verdict, May, 1991


Trends In the 1990's, Product Liability Developments: Motor Vehicles (Co-Author), ATLA Winter Convention, 1994


Classes/Seminars Taught:
Seminar Speech: Preparation And Persuasion In A Product Liability Case


Seminar Speech: Damages In a Personal Injury Case From a Plaintiff Lawyer's Perspective


Seminar Speech: Examination and Cross Examination From A Plaintiff's Perspective


Seminar Speech: Closing Arguments: Standing Up, Sitting Down, And All That Stuff You Say In The Middle


Seminar Speech: Professional Development Through Participation In Your Local, State And National Bar Associations


Seminar Speech: Pursuing And Presenting Your Claim for Punitive Damages In A Product Liability Case


Seminar Speech: An Outline For Presenting Evidence Of Pain And Suffering Through Lay Witnesses


Seminar Speech: Representing Children With Special Education Needs


Honors and Awards:
Recipient, Best New Service Project, 1996


Recipient, National Child Advocacy Award, 1996


Super Lawyer, 2012 - 2013


Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Georgia
Member


State Bar of Georgia
Board of Governors


State Bar of Georgia, 2000 - 2003
Executive Committee


State Bar of Georgia, 2001 - 2002
Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism


State Bar of Georgia, General Practice and Trial Section
Disciplinary Board (Investigative Panel and Review Panel)


Georgia Bar Foundation, 2001 - 2002
Trustee, Board of Trustees


Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
Trustee


Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
Fellow


State Bar of Georgia, 2001 - 2002
President, Younger Lawyers Division


State Bar of Georgia, 2000 - 2001
President-Elect, Younger Lawyers Division


State Bar of Georgia, 1999 - 2000
Treasurer, Younger Lawyers Division


State Bar of Georgia, 1998 - 1999
Secretary, Younger Lawyers Division


State Bar of Georgia, 1995 - 1997
Director and Executive Committee, Younger Lawyers Division


State Bar of Georgia, 1991 - 1995
Executive Council Representative, District 3, Post 2


State Bar of Georgia, 1995 - 1996
Chair, Advocates for Special Needs Children Committee


State Bar of Georgia, 1993 - 1997
Member, National Moot Court Committee


American Bar Association
Member, Young Lawyers Division


American Bar Association, 1997 - 1999
Executive Council, District 12 Representative for Georgia and Alabama


Columbus Bar Association
Member


Columbus Bar Association, 2001 - 2002
President


Columbus Bar Association, 2000 - 2001
President-Elect


Columbus Bar Association, 1999
Law Day Chairperson


Columbus Bar Association, 1998
Secretary


Columbus Bar Association, 1997
Treasurer


Columbus Bar Association, 1997 - 2002
Executive Committee


Columbus Younger Lawyers
Member


Columbus Younger Lawyers, 1997
President


Columbus Younger Lawyers, 1996
Vice-President


Columbus Younger Lawyers, 1995
Secretary


Columbus Younger Lawyers, 1994
Treasurer


Chattahoochee Bar Association
Member


Chattahoochee Bar Association, 1995
President


Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Member


American Bar Association
Member


Magnolia Manor, 2001 - 2002
Trustee, Board of Trustees


Open Door Community House, 1992 - 1996
Board of Directors


Open Door Community House, 1996
President


University of Georgia Young Lawyers Alumni Committee, 1999
Chair


University of Georgia Young Lawyers Alumni, 1998
Vice-Chair


Boys & Girls Clubs
Board Member


Uptown Columbus
Board Member


Georgia Bar Foundation
Trustee


Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
Board of Trustees


Georgia Legal Services
Board Member


The Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
Former Trustee


Midtown Columbus
Board of Directors


Andrew College
Vice-Chairman, Board of Trustees


Past Employment Positions:
Butler, Wooten, Fryhofer, Daughtery & Crawford, LLP, Partner, 1995 - 2006


Butler Wooten Overby & Cheeley, Associate, 1989 - 1995


Pro Bono Activities:
Past President, Open Door Community House in Columbus
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