WHO I AM & WHAT I BELIEVE
I am a husband, father, and an attorney, who is driven by my faith in God, and my love for my family.
I believe in conservative, traditional West Texas values and that it is more important to do the right thing, than it is to do the popular thing.
As an attorney, I have tried over 90 jury trials during my legal career. I have had the value of hard work instilled in me since the time I began working in the family business, many years ago.
I believe all judges should be hard-working, fair and impartial. I believe in the rule of law, in the plain language of the Constitution, and that it is the job of the Legislature to make law, not the Courts.
I am true to my faith, my family, and my friends. I am honored to practice law, and I believe in the strictest ethical standards for the legal community.
In 2000, I began my legal career in the Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, after graduating from Texas Tech University School of Law. My career took me to San Antonio for a stint — which also involved work as an A.D.A. in Bexar County — and then back to the D.A.’s office in Lubbock, where I remained until the fall of 2009. In the fall of 2009, I left the D.A.’s office to begin private practice. I was called back to prosecuting in 2011 and went to work for the Hockley & Cochran County District Attorney’s Office. I was employed there for the next three years. After leaving that D.A.’s office in 2014, I went into full-time private practice of law, where I have handled matters concerning individual rights and liberties, family law, probate, real property, business information and criminal defense.
I have proven my dedication to my community and its citizens, during my work as an Assistant District Attorney. I am also dedicated to my service on the boards of the Lubbock Victims Assistance Service, Shallowater Youth Football and Shallowater Youth Basketball. Additionally, I routinely represent the men and women of our law enforcement community, through my work contracting with the Texas Municipal Police Association.
Douglas was born and raised in the Central Texas town of Elgin. He grew up working in his father’s dry cleaning and laundry business, where he learned the value of hard work and quality service. He arrived in Lubbock in the fall of 1997, to begin his studies at Texas Tech University School of Law. The South Plains soon became home.
Douglas is happily married and is the father of three great boys. Douglas spends his free time with family. You can routinely find him at ball fields and inside gyms, watching his boys play football, basketball and baseball.
• Texas Tech University ; Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.); Graduated, May 2000
• Southwest Texas State University; Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice; Graduated, May 1997, Cum Laude
• Founder/Owner – Douglas H. Freitag, PC, 2010 – Present
• Assistant District Attorney – Felony Prosecutor – 286th Judicial District Court (Hockley and Cochran County, Texas) – 286th Judicial District Attorney’s Office , 2011-2014
• Freitag & Payne, PC (Founding Partner), 2009 – 2010
• Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, 2004 – 2009
• Chief Felony Prosecutor– 364th District Court
• Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, 2003–2004
• Special Agent, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, 2002 – 2003
• Assistant Criminal District Attorney , Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney’s Office , 2000–2002
• Prosecutor of the Year , Presented by the Lubbock District Attorney’s Office, 2005
• The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 – 2019
• National Federation of Independent Business – 2018-Present
• National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014 – Present
• Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2014 – Present
• Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2014 – Present
• National District Attorneys Association – 2011-2014
• Texas District and County Attorney’s Association, 2000-2002 , 2003-2009 , 2011-2014
• State Bar of Texas – November 2000 – present
• Texas Association of Realtors – 2008 – present
• National Association of Realtors – 2008– present
• Lubbock Association of Realtors – 2008 – present
• Licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas; Eligible to Practice in all State Courts of Texas; Acquired November 2000
• Licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission, 2008-present