BIO: Douglas first studied at Manatee Junior College (Bradenton, FL) to get his Associate in Arts Degree and graduated in May of 1977. He then went on to graduate with his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) in March of 1979 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) in December of 1982 where he graduated in the top one-third of his class. Since May 1992 Douglas has been self-employed for the Law Office of Douglas L. Rankin, located in Naples, FL. He has been an attorney practicing in the areas of real estate, wills, trusts and estates, elder law, and corporate and business law. He is a member of the American, Florida and Collier County Bar Associations and along with the courts of Florida. He was admitted to practice before the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Tax Court.