Douglas A. Plazak joined Reid & Hellyer in 2007 and has been a partner with the firm since 2008. Focusing primarily on business litigation and employment law, he also practices bankruptcy law, representing both creditors and borrowers.
Taking a leadership role with issues in the field of employment law, he testified before members of the California Legislature at the Legislative Summit on Jobs and Regulations in California as a knowledgeable professional in this field.
His column about the impact of California’s labor laws was published in the Press-Enterprise, centering on the strict rules governing the workplace related to the length of the workday as well as overtime pay, and how they can lead to unfortunate consequences for employees and employers.
Outside of his professional legal career, Doug had a foray of television notoriety when he served as a contestant on the television game show Jeopardy! in January 2002. He finished second to a four-time winner in the classic three-way trivia program and describes his experience as unforgettable.
Doug graduated from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1995 and from California State University, Sacramento in 1992. He is active with the Riverside County and Orange County bar associations as well as the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce Governmental Affairs Council and spends his time outside of practicing law golfing, playing basketball and playing the guitar.
- California, 1995
- U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2002
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2002
- U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2002
- U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2002
Employment Law: Represent primarily employers in wage and hour, discrimination, and severance agreement issues.
Representation of Trustees, Creditors and Debtors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 Bankruptcies
Asset Exemption, Objection to Claims, Plan Objections, Relief from Stay, etc.
Adversaries and Contested Matters, including Non-Dischargeability Litigation and Motions to Dismiss
Appeals to the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel
Including Breach of Contract Actions and Collections
- Lambda Chi Alpha