If you are on the lookout for proof on the efficacy of blind dates, then you have your answers in the union between Douglas Emhoff, an accomplished litigator and strategic advisor and his spouse Kamala Harris, a notable attorney and politician, popularly known as the Junior US senator from California. According to reports, Douglas met his wife on a blind date arranged by Kamala’s friend.
Douglas is best known as the husband of Kamala Harris, but he is actually a brilliant solicitor whose proclivity is to fight for the downtrodden through litigation. His area of specialty is marketing and advertising as well as commercial litigation. More often than not, he represents clients who find themselves in a David vs Goliath situation with Douglas on the side of the Davids of this world, tackling their tough situations by either assuming the role of a trusted advisor behind the scene or by aggressive litigation in the court. Douglas’ career as a lawyer has spanned for over two decades representing clients across different industries which include; hospitality, advertising, character licensing and technology he is also into media, entertainment, and production. Here are lesser known facts about him.
Who is Douglas Emhoff, Kamala Harris’ Husband?
There isn’t much information on Douglas’ background, but we have it from a reliable source that he was born in 1964 in New York and was brought up alongside his sister. He is a practicing Christian, belongs to white ethnicity and is of American nationality. We don’t have information on his early education, but he attended California State University where he graduated from in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Media Studies.
In 1990, Douglas bagged a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law. He was called to bar in Washington in March 2017. He worked as an associate for Bingham McCutchen LLP from 1993 to 1995 after which he moved over to Pillsbury partner Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. In 1998, he became a partner at Belin Rawlings & Badal law firm. The accomplished attorney is the MD in the West Coast for Venable LLP and takes charge of their branches in LA and San Francisco.
His Children, Family
Douglas Emhoff is a married man. His wife Kamala Harris is an accomplished attorney and politician, popularly known as the Junior US senator from California. The couple met through a blind date arranged by of Kamala’s friend. They started seeing each other after their first date and barely a year later Douglas popped the big question to Kamala armed with a platinum and diamond engagement ring, right in her apartment.
They came to an agreement to tie the knot within six months of their engagement since Kamala is averse to long engagements. Kamala and Douglas made an announcement of their engagement on the 7th of April 2014. The duo exchanged marital vows on the 22nd of August 2014 in Santa Barbara. It would appear that their wedding was a family affair because Kamala’s sister Maya Harris officiated at the wedding ceremony.
It is important to note that the couple is of the same age with just a few days difference between them. They are living happily as a couple doing what they love best – which is making the United States a better place to live and work in.
While Kamala is at home being constantly under the spotlight, her spouse Douglas Emhoff tends to avoid publicity even though he has a thriving career of his own. The duo can best be described as a power couple in their own right and the fact that both are solicitors makes it even better. Little wonder people think twice before making negative utterances about them. Moreso, the way Kamala fires questions like bullets at the Senate raves up considerable interest in her personal life.
Kamala is not Douglas’ first wife, he had been married and divorced, the identity of his ex-wife is not public knowledge, but the records have it that she is the co-founder/executive producer of Prettybird. She also produced movies like The Tillman Story, The Monster, and The Trust. Douglas Emhoff had two kids; Cole and Ella, from his first marriage. Ella is still in high school while Cole has already graduated from college. The renowned lawyer was there to witness his son’s graduation.