Douglas A. Lockwood, III
Doug Lockwood brings more than 35 years of experience to the firm. The Winter Haven native has primarily handled civil litigation and dispute resolution matters throughout Florida. He is board certified in both civil law and business litigation, an honor held by only two percent of the members of the Florida Bar.
Doug has practiced law in Winter Haven since 1979 and is a specialist in civil trial law and business litigation. A civil mediator certified by the Florida Supreme Court for several years, Doug is an expert in dispute resolution and has served as both a mediator and arbitrator. He has mediated cases and disputes involving many areas, including construction, business, employment, probate and personal injury. Doug served as president of the Auburndale/Lake Alfred/Winter Haven Bar Association and as a master of the Willson Inns of Court..
He has represented many agricultural clients over the years, and authored an article for The Florida Bar Journal titled Administrative Bond Proceedings Against Licensed Citrus Fruit Dealers. Doug was one of the leading attorneys representing citrus nurserymen throughout Florida to successfully recover damages for the destruction of their citrus nurseries during the citrus canker scare of the 1980s.
With a keen interest in educating the community’s youth, Doug’s passionate involvement in the community spans decades. He served as chairman of the Educational Outcomes Steering Committee, formed by the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce in 2011, and was the principal author of the committee’s report on the state of public education in the Greater Winter Haven area. Doug also founded the Public Education Partnership of Winter Haven. He currently serves on the board of directors of Polk Vision and is chair of the operating board of Polk Vision’s Alignment Polk initiative.
- Duke University (Bachelor of Science in zoology, 1975)
- Stetson University College of Law (Juris Doctor, 1979)
- Admitted to Florida Bar: 1979
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Additionally, he serves on the board of Angels Care Center of Eloise, Inc., as well as The Ridge Art Association. He has donated his time and efforts serving on the boards for Habitat for Humanity, Good Shepherd Hospice, the Winter Haven Planning Board and the Polk County Affordable Housing Task Force. He is a former president of the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce. He is the recipient of the 2015 Honorable Oliver L. & Mona Green Spirit of Giving Award presented by the Lakeland Bar Association and a member of the board of New Beginnings High School.