About Douglas A. Petho
Highly-Rated Accident Lawyer in Charlotte
Attorney Douglas A. Petho is the owner and founder of Price, Petho & Associates. He is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in the Administration of Criminal Justice in 1988. He earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1991. Mr. Petho is a native of the Charlotte area.
Mr. Petho began his trial career as an Assistant District Attorney for the 1st Judicial District of North Carolina serving under the Hon. H.P. Williams. In that position, Mr. Petho was tasked with the prosecution of both misdemeanor and felony charges in a seven- county district of Eastern North Carolina.
In 1993, attorney Petho joined the law firm founded by his predecessor Larry E. Price. Since that time Mr. Petho's primary focus has been the litigation of plaintiff's personal injury suits. He has successfully tried hundreds of cases to jury verdict involving automobile accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, animal attacks, intentional torts and work related accidents.
In addition to his extensive work in the courtroom, he has served as a representative of the plaintiff's bar on the Mecklenburg County District Court Rules Committee and has served as an arbitrator in numerous insurance disputes.
In 2011, Mr. Petho achieved an "AV Preeminent" rating by Martindale Hubbell, their highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. He is an active member in the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and a member of both the Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Division. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association and Mecklenburg County Bar Association.
When he’s not in the office, you’ll find Doug spending time with his wife of 29 years, Faith, and with his two daughters. They enjoy cycling and traveling, though not during basketball season (go Tarheels!). He has been a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church for over 20 years.
I was involved in a car accident and was recommended by a friend to use Doug Petho. I am so happy I did. He kept me informed of all my options and how the process works. They kept me updated at every turn and made sure all my questions were answered. I can’t speak highly enough of this law firm!
- Ashley G
- University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, B.S. in Administration of Criminal Justice, 1988
- University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, J.D., 1991
- “AV Preeminent” Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2011 to present
- Client Champion Award, 2019
- Firm Named Among "Charlotte's Best" by Charlotte Observer for Personal Injury Law, 2023