Douglas was born in Warren, Ohio and was raised in western Pennsylvania, outside of Pittsburgh, where he attended Mount Pleasant Area High School. After high school, Douglas enlisted in the United States Army and served for four years receiving the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. Douglas received an honorable discharge after completing his full term of service and relocated to Austin, Texas.
While in Austin, Douglas completed his undergraduate degree at St. Edward’s University in Business Administration. Afterwards, Douglas attended St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio, Texas where he was an active member of the Criminal Law Students Association and the Student Bar Association where he was the student representative for the State Bar of Texas. Additionally, Douglas studied at the University of Texas at Austin Law School, enrolling in the Criminal Defense Clinic where he represented individuals as a student attorney for a variety of misdemeanor offenses.
After attending law school, Douglas worked at Barbri, an organization specializing in assisting law students in studying and passing the state bar examination. In addition to being licensed to practice law in the state of Texas, Douglas sat and passed the Oklahoma Bar during this time. Afterwards, Douglas opened his own law practice, The Law Office of Douglas E. Huff in Dallas, Texas where he represented clients charged with various misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses. During this time, Douglas completed his Masters in Business Administration through the Florida Institute of Technology.
In 2013, Douglas accepted a position with the Dallas County Public Defender’s Office where he worked diligently as the lead attorney in many DWI trials and other misdemeanors. Additionally, Douglas has assisted numerous clients through plea negotiations, led many evidentiary hearings, and prepared and took part in felony trials.
Douglas joined the law office of Deandra M. Grant & Associates in 2016. His professional memberships and organizations include: