March 28, 1960 – August 17, 2013
Inducted as Life Time Member on June 7, 2014
Glenn Douglas was born on March 28, 1960, in Bay City, Texas, to Margaret Ann and Edgar Murphy Douglas. He graduated from Bay City High School with academic and athletic honors in 1978. Growing up in Matagorda County imprinted on Glenn a lifelong passion for hunting and fishing, an interest in ranching, and a keen sense of fairness as an underpinning of community. The friendships of his youth and attachment to his family remained strong throughout his life.
Glenn graduated from Texas A&M University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics. While at A&M, he joined Theta Chi Fraternity and was on A&M’s Skeet and Trap Shooting Team that won NCAA National Championships in 1981 and 1982.
After college, Glenn studied law at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1985 and admission to the Texas State Bar later that year.
While at A&M, Glenn met Janet Burnam and the two were married May 3, 1986. The young couple spent their first married years in Bryan / College Station where Glenn began work as a trial lawyer for the firm Dillon & Lewis. In 1991, Glenn joined the Houston law firm that eventually became known as Crowley Douglas & Norman. He started his own Houston practice as the Douglas Law Firm in 2007.
Glenn devoted his professional life as a trial lawyer to seeking justice for people harmed by another’s disregard for their wellbeing. Although he regretted the hours away from home that were needed to research and try his cases, he helped many people obtain the means to mend shattered lives and prompted numerous defendants to adopt safer workplace practices. Glenn was a member of the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (former Director), American Association for Justice, American Bar Association (Fellow), and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Houston was where Glenn and Janet raised their sons, Robert and Davidson, and built a life together, but Bay City was never far from mind. After their youngest son graduated from high school, Glenn and Janet moved near their ranch on the banks of the Colorado River close to Bay City, realizing a cherished dream of returning to country living.
Glenn thoroughly enjoyed being a father. He helped is sons grow to become strong and principled young men. He showed his sons how hard work, persistence, pursuit of excellence and consideration for others, along with a ready smile, help mold the foundation of a successful life. At their father’s side, his sons learned to hunt and fish, manage cattle and steward the land, and by so doing, embraced their family’s ranching heritage.
Glenn built his life on the rock of family. Glenn and Janet had a mutual devotion to each other that saw them through good times and bad. He was never happier than he was at home with her on their ranch near Bay City. He loved her more than words can say.
On August 17, 2013, after a heroic struggle with cancer, Glenn, 53, passed away from this life to everlasting peace with his family at his side in his country home in Bay City, Texas.