Douglas Hargrave

Doug Hargrave joined the firm in 1976 and has been an owner/officer since 1980.  He serves as President of the firm.  Doug concentrates his practice in wrongful death, personal injury, accident cases, estates, estate litigation, wills, trusts and real estate.

Home address: 2604 Schley Road, Hurdle Mills, NC 27541

Born March 28, 1950
Admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1976.
Admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina.
Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.


Wake Forest University B.A. cum laude 1972
University of North Carolina Law School J.D. 1976


A member of the law firm of Coleman, Gledhill, Hargrave & Peek and its predecessors since 1976.
Admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina.
Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Member of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association and North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers

Other Associations

Former Director, Orange County Chapter American Cross; Member of the Advisory Board of Branch Banking & Trust Company; Former President of the Orange County Bar Association; Former President of the Hillsborough Youth Athletic Association; Former President and Member of the Cedar Grove Ruritan Club; Former coach of Schley Post 452 Junior American Legion Baseball; Active Assistant Coach on Orange High School Summer Baseball Team


Married to Elizabeth M. “Buffie” Hargrave on June 1, 1972. Children are Jessie T. Hargrave, Samuel A. Hargrave and Daniel W. Hargrave

Buffie graduated from Wake Forest cum laude in 1973 with a Bachelors degree in Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa. She obtained her Masters of Education from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1973 also. She is a former teacher in Orange County and Person County public schools and presently operates a tutoring business, teaching children of all academic levels and specializing in remedial reading and math.

Jessie is currently managing a horse facility in Hollywood, South Carolina. She is an A-rated member of the United States Pony Club. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002 with a B.A. in Psychology with highest honors and she is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is currently training and competing three-day event horses and teaches riding lessons.


Sam is currently living in North Hollywood, California where he is a stunt man and operates his own business known as Reel Kick Films. His most recent roles are stunt double for the lead actor in “Roadhouse II” and stuntman on “Pirates of the Caribbean III.” Sam graduated from the UNC Chapel Hill in 2004 with a B. A. in Communication Studies with highest distinction. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is also a second-degree black belt.

Daniel is a junior at UNC Wilmington where he is a scholarship athlete on the baseball team and plays infield and outfield. He graduated from Orange High School in 2004. His senior year at OHS, he was the Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year with a .426 batting average and was also the Five County 3A Conference Player of the Year. At UNCW, he has been named Collegiate Conference Player of the Week on several occasions and in March of 2006 was named National Offensive Player of the Week.



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