Douglas Edward Brinckman was born and raised in Fairfax County, Virginia and graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School. He received his B.A. degree in Economics (minor in English) from Virginia Tech in 1973 and his Juris Doctorate law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1976. After being licensed and having practiced law during 1976 and 1977 in Spokane, Washington, he returned to Blacksburg, Virginia in 1977 and taught Business Law classes at the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech during 1977-78 and 1978-79. He has practiced law in the federal and state courts in Virginia since 1978, while continuing to teach business law classes at the College of Business and Economics at Radford University. Doug has a general law practice with an emphasis on business transactions and planning, criminal and traffic defense, civil litigation, and family law. He has represented clients at all levels of the Virginia court system (lower and general trial courts, Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Virginia), including jury trials in serious felony cases such as capital murder, rape, robbery and burglary.
In addition to his teaching experience at Virginia Tech (courses including the Business Law sequence, Contemporary Law, Securities Regulation, and Fundamentals of Business Law) where he was awarded the Certificate of Teaching Excellence, Doug has taught law classes at the undergraduate and graduate level for the College of Business and Economics at Radford University, where he is a tenured Professor of Business Law and has received the university-wide Radford University Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching. Doug feels a strong affinity with the academic communities at both Radford University and Virginia Tech and has enjoyed representing students and faculty from both institutions for over three decades in a wide range of civil, traffic and criminal cases.
Doug and his wife, Aline Savine Park Brinckman, have lived in Blacksburg, Virginia since 1977 and together have raised their four children, Jason, Anne, Matthew and Kenneth, two of whom earned their bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech, another earning both a bachelor's and master's degree from Virginia Tech, another earning a bachelor's degree from the College of Charleston, and one earning a master's degree from Radford University. Doug has been involved in numerous community service activities, has served on the Board of Directors for several small business corporations and civic organizations, and received a U.S. Jaycees Outstanding Young Men of America award for professional achievement and exceptional community service. Since 2005, Doug has served as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc. which provides legal services to the poverty population in approximately 17 counties in the southwestern region of Virginia encompassing an area about the size of New Jersey.
|Supreme Court of State of Washington||October 27, 1976|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington||March 7, 1977|
|Supreme Court of Virginia||October 3, 1978|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia||July 14, 1981|
|United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia||August 27, 1982|
|1977-79||Instructor of Business Law at VPI&SU (Virginia Tech), Pamplin College of Business, Blacksburg, Virginia;|
|1979||Lecturer of Contemporary Law, VPI&SU, Extension Division, Blacksburg, Virginia;|
|1980||Lecturer, MBA Fundamentals of Law, VPI&SU, Pamplin College of Business, Blacksburg, Virginia;|
|1979-84||Asst. Professor of Business Law, Radford University, College of Business & Economics, Radford, Virginia|
|1984 to 2014||Associate Professor of Business Law (tenured), Radford University, College of Business & Economics, Radford, Virginia|
|2014 to Present||Professor of Business Law (tenured), Radford University, College of Business & Economics, Radford, Virginia|
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