Doug has been an attorney since graduating from law school in 1991. He practiced law in Illinois for ten years then moved from Urbana, Illinois to Parker, Colorado, with his family, and has practiced law in Colorado since 2002. Prior to moving to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in 2006, he was Assistant Regulation Counsel with the Colorado Supreme Court, then re-entered private practice, focusing on litigation, in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury. He has extensive trial experience and has secured numerous favorable verdicts, including winning over 90% of his criminal jury trials while practicing in the 14th Judicial District in Colorado. He briefly worked for a Denver firm, with a Steamboat Springs office, in 2015 and 2016, and then had a solo practice, Timmerman Law Office, for four years before joining Jay Melnick to form Melnick and Timmerman LLC.
Doug's practice emphasizes family law and criminal law, as well as bankruptcy, personal injury and general litigation, including the areas of ranch and contract disputes. Doug grew up in Minnesota and was an officer in the Air Force before attending law school. He practiced law in Illinois from 1991 to 2001, before relocating with his wife Sharon and their sons, Quentin and Max, to Colorado. Prior to law school, he graduated from Illinois State University in 1988, with a BS in political science and a minor in philosophy. In 1991, Doug received his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Before finiching his undergraduate degree and then attending law school, he was a Medical Laboratory Technician in the U.S. Air Force and then in private hospitals in Champaign and Bloomington, Illinois. Doug enjoys the practice of law and, in particular, assisting clients with navigating the anxieties associated with the legal system. He is fiercely loyal to his clients and is dedicated to providing personal and professional service. He has extensive litigation experience and is a strong and steady advocate. Doug believes personal relationships are the key to assisting his clients and gives priority to his clients needs and concerns.
Doug is admitted to practice law in the State of Colorado and the United States District Court, District of Colorado, as well as previously being licensed in Illinois and is admitted in Federal Court in both the Northern District and Central District of Illinois. He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association Northwest Colorado Bar Association. He resides in Stagecoach within the Steamboat Springs area in Routt County, Colorado, with his wife, Sharon, have two sons, Quentin and Max. Doug enjoys residing in Northwest Colorado and the benefits it offers with skiing, hiking, and the many other Colorado outdoor activities.