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Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Birth Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Childhood Sexual Assault
  • Insurance Law
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death


Douglas S. Chan is a veteran attorney with over 25 years' experience in international and domestic business. He brings a wealth of knowledge and advice to the Alexander Law Group regarding personal injury, product liability and wrongful death cases involving large corporations and other business entities.

Mr. Chan's practice focuses on the representation of start-up enterprises with a particular emphasis on the financing and commercial issues faced by emerging companies.  His practice is concentrated on international and domestic business formation, joint ventures, technology licensing, product distribution and supply arrangements, asset protection, and strategic counseling for foreign and domestic firms.

He has participated extensively in nonprofit, civic and governmental affairs.  He is a former police commissioner, and he currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission.

Mr. Chan was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1981.  He received his A.B. degree from Stanford University in 1976.  He earned his J.D. degree from the University of California Davis (King Hall) School of Law in 1981.


  • University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, California
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Stanford University, Stanford, California
    • A.B., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1976
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1990
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1981

Professional Associations

  • San Francisco Assessment Appeals Board, Member, 1987, 00/1987
  • San Francisco Rent Stabilization & Arbitration Board, Commissioner, 1984-1987, 00/1984 to 00/1987

Current Employment Position

  • Of Counsel

Past Positions

  • San Francisco Human Rights Commission, Police Commissioner