Douglas R. Duke

Shell Buford, PLLC
632 Lakeland East
Suite A
Flowood, Mississippi 39110



Areas Of Practice

Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury


DOUGLAS R. DUKE, (Member) born Fort Bragg, North Carolina, April 11, 1945; admitted to bar, 1970, Mississippi. Education: University of Mississippi (B.A., 1967; J.D., 1970). Delta Theta Phi. Instructor, Jackson School of Law, 1973-1975. Member: Hinds County and American Bar Associations; Mississippi State Bar; Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association. Certified Mediator for cases in all Mississippi State Forums (State and Federal), including Mississippi Workers' Compensation Cases.

Mr. Duke has extensive experience in defending catastrophic or industry-wide litigation, including asbestos and pesticide lawsuits and the defense of general malpractice and liability claims. He is Admitted to practice in all State courts in Mississippi; The United States District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Mississippi; The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and The Supreme Court of The United States of America. Mr. Duke has also developed expertise in the defense of professional liability, products liability and "bad faith" actions against insurers for denial of coverage. Mr. Duke’s experience includes administrative law practice before the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Mississippi Public Service Commission and the Interstate Commerce Commission.

Experience, Knowledge, Ability, Qualifications and Resources

Shell Buford, PLLC, is an AV rated civil practice firm that represents their clients in all state and federal courts and administrative agencies throughout the entire State of Mississippi. The firm is primarily a defense litigation firm providing insurance companies, local and national corporations, professionals, entities and individuals with a broad range of legal services and litigation representation. 


The attorneys and staff at Shell Buford, PLLC, have the experience, knowledge, ability, qualifications and resources to handle difficult and complicated legal matters while striving to provide our clients with the most comprehensive, cost-effective and professional representation possible.  The attorneys at Shell Buford, PLLC, work with our clients to develop an initial theory of defense strategy, to establish goals and methods to carry out successful objectives and to provide a comprehensive analysis of each claim, including evaluation reports and recommendations as established by each client’s personal needs.  The firm recognizes that all insurance companies, businesses and persons involved in litigation require specialized care and experienced, qualified legal counsel are essential to the successful resolution of legal matters for our clients.

632 Lakeland East
Suite A 

Flowood, MS. 39110


42 CR 302

Oxford, MS. 38655  

Phone:    601-932-4118

Fax:        601-932-4860

Email:     [email protected]