After working as a teacher, guidance counselor and high school principal, Doug decided to switch gears and pursue his Law Degree – and has been practicing primarily in the area of personal injury for over 25 years. A graduate of the University of Calgary, Doug specializes in catastrophic life changing injuries and represents people who have been sexually assaulted while at work or by a professional caregiver.
Doug also does work for the Federal Government on behalf of the Minister of Natural Resources where he arbitrates land claim disputes, right-of-way disputes and damages disputes between pipeline operators and landowners. When he’s not in the office or in court, you’ll find Doug biking, running or woodworking.
Personal Injury: Doug’s primary area of practice is personal injury. He represents: individuals who have suffered catastrophic life changing injuries, families who have lost loved ones due to the negligent acts of others, or widows who have lost their husbands through workplace injuries.
Sexual Assaults: Doug works with Medina Shatz, another lawyer on the Vogel LLP team, to represent individuals who have been sexually assaulted while at work, by a professional caregiver, while confined in an institution by a government authority or by a court order.
Arbitration: In addition to the above, Doug does arbitration work for the Federal Government on behalf of the Minister of Natural Resources. He arbitrates land claim disputes, right-of-way disputes and damages disputes between pipeline operators and landowners.
- Member of The Law Society of Alberta
- Member of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
- Munroe v Levin (Aubrey Levin Professional Corporation), 2015 ABQB 512
- Swagar v Loblaws Inc. (The Real Canadian Superstore), 2014 ABQB 58
- Homes by Avi Ltd. v. Alberta (Workers’ Compensation Board, Appeals Commission), 2007 ABQB 203
- Merchant Law Group v. McLeod & Co., 2005 ABQB 875
- Forrest v. Ostrovsky, 2002 ABQB 1115
- Aschacker v. Doe, 1998 ABQB 169
“Vogel LLP, along with Doug Perras leading the team, provided exceptional and caring service to our family and myself through this very complicated case of my personal injury. He provided a very high level of professionalism and knowledge that I have never experienced, as I deal with contractual agreements on a week in, week out basis. He insured that we received weekly updates and also negotiated extremely hard for our future benefits, as if we were his own family. I consider myself very fortunate to have been assigned Doug Perras and his team.” -C.S.