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With more than 25 years of experience, Douglas A. Barker is recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as being one of the 10 best family law attorneys in South Carolina, by Lawyers of Distinction as being in the top 10% of family law attorneys in the United States, and by Martindale-Hubbell as being in the top 1% for client satisfaction.

Douglas offers his clients a razor-sharp skill set to resolve legal issues, and is especially skillful resolving complicated and contested issues. He is a tenacious advocate for his clients. His experience and skill together allow him to work aggressively to ensure that his clients not only survive family court, but also position themselves and their families to thrive.

Born in Virginia, Douglas graduated from Virginia Tech as did his four siblings. After graduation, he accepted a commission in the United States Navy and was stationed aboard a warship in Charleston. Consistently ranked in the top 1% of officers, he attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander before answering a calling into the legal profession.

Douglas graduated with honors (cum laude) from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California. He practiced for 2 years in Los Angeles, California before returning to Charleston to raise his family and practice law.

Douglas and his wife, Dr. Lorna Barker, live in Mount Pleasant. They are working to usher their four children into adulthood. The Barkers are active members of Christ Church Mount Pleasant where Douglas sings in the choir and is the drummer for the contemporary praise band. He is an accomplished percussionist and drummer, and plays the Highland bagpipes to the chagrin of his children and neighbors.

A true advocate for community involvement, Mr. Barker dedicates his time to several local organizations, including: