Douglas S. Lang
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Justice Lang served for over 16 years on the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas. That 13 Judge appellate court has the highest case volume of the 14 intermediate appellate courts in Texas. While on the court, Justice Lang authored more than 2,100 opinions and participated in more than 6,100 case decisions. During that same period, Justice Lang served for six years as a member of the Texas Multi-District Litigation Panel and as Chair of the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct.
Justice Lang is renowned and highly respected for his tireless leadership in bar and community activities, his dedication to mentoring young lawyers, and his devotion to civility and ethics in the legal profession during his more than 40 year career. Justice Lang’s belief in the importance of mentoring led him to author Deeds, Not Words—Mentors As Guiding Lights of Integrity In The Legal Profession, a compilation of experiences recounted to him by a variety of bar leaders, judges, and successful attorneys. Further, Justice Lang is a frequent speaker at civic and continuing education events around Texas and nationally and has many published articles to his credit on appellate law, civility, and ethics.