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Troy's life experiences have shaped who he is today, and why he does what he does.
In 2005, Troy's previous business collapsed, putting him into bankruptcy at 26 years old. He lost his home to foreclosure, and his marriage collapsed soon after.
Before that, he ran a good business helping people. In 2004, a national magazine featured him as its cover story when he proposed the mortgage industry eliminate junk fees from all mortgages. His mortgage company did that early on. However, his good work wasn't enough to keep the business afloat. In 2006, he was forced to start over.
He returned to finish his undergraduate degree in economics at The Ohio State University. He then went onto law school, where he graduated at the top of his class from Capital University Law School. He focused on classes that would help him fight banks on behalf of people. He excelled in classes like Consumer Law, Real Estate Finance, Complex Litigation, Conflicts of Laws, and Contracts. That coursework shaped him into the litigator he is today.
Troy started volunteering at the legal aid society in law school. He graduated with more pro-bono hours than anyone in his class. After he graduated, he began attending the pro-bono legal clinics put on by the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, and still volunteers monthly. Troy is so committed to helping the poor that he hired and paid for a dedicated lawyer just to handle pro bono matters. Troy funded that position for about two years.
Troy's tough experience with bankruptcy and foreclosure taught him much about what banks and creditors are willing to do when enforcing their rights. It solidified his interest in protecting the “little guy” and fighting for their interests. Because of this, Doucet & Associates Co., L.P.A. is a law firm dedicated to helping those in foreclosure, and consumers facing problems with businesses.
Troy’s previous business was a mortgage company. Due to his years of work in that industry, he has a unique and comprehensive understanding of mortgage financing and foreclosure defense. He published a 440 page book about litigating foreclosure cases in 2008, titled, 23 Legal Defenses to Foreclosure: How to Beat the Bank, and then published an integrated copy of Regulation Z in 2009, titled Regulation Z of the Truth in Lending Act: 12 C.F.R. Part 226. In 2014, he published The Art of War for Lawyers.
Troy was born in 1979 and grew up in a military family. His father flew B-52 and O-2A airplanes and retired from the Air Force after 30 years of service, completing his career as a Colonel at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Troy graduated from Centerville High School (near Dayton, Ohio) in 1997. He resides in Columbus, is engaged to be married, and has a twelve year old daughter.
Troy is a member of the Central Ohio Association for Justice, and is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Ohio Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. He is licensed to practice law in all Ohio state courts and Ohio’s federal courts, The United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Troy has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine since 2014. He won their national Pro Bono award in 2014 too. He has an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and was recently named a Top 100 High Stakes Litigator for Ohio. He ran for State Representative for Ohio's 21st District in 2018.
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