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Douglas E. Sakaguchi

South Bend Lawyer Douglas SakaguchiPractice Area: Personal Injury

Mr. Douglas E. Sakaguchi is a graduate of Valparaiso University that began practicing law in 1997.

Focusing in the area of personal injury litigation, Mr. Sakaguchi is a member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, the American Assocation for Justice and the Indiana State Bar Association.

He is also a past Vice President of the St. Joseph County Bar Association, the Secretary/Treasurer of the Robert A. Grant Inn of Court and also served on the board of directors at the St. Joseph County Bar Foundation.

Douglas is a highly trained and experienced lawyer that is highly regarded by his peers.

Court Admissions

  • Indiana United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • Indiana United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • State of Indiana

Memberships and Leadership Positions

  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association (President 2012-13)
  • Robert A. Grant Inn of Court (Secretary/Treasurer 2008-10)
  • St. Joseph County Bar Foundation (Board of Directors 2010-11)


  • Indiana University (B.A., 1992)
  • Valparaiso University (J.D., 1997)
  • Note Editor, Valparaiso Law Review

Published Opinions

  • Thomson v. Saint Joseph Reg. Medical Center, 26 N.E.3d 89 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015)
  • Bazeley v. Price, 14 N.E.3d 127 (Ind. Ct. App. 2014)
  • Estate of Carter v. Szymczak, 951 N.E.2d 1 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011)
  • Sears Roebuck and Co. v. Soja, 932 N.E.2d 245 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010)
  • City of South Bend v. Dollahan, 918 N.E.2d 343 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009)
  • Westbend Mut. v. Keaton, 755 N.E.2d 652 (Ind. Ct. App. 2001)