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Desiree D. Duke

Desiree D. Duke

Managing Partner
Location:
Carrollton, Georgia
Phone:
678-390-5577
866-582-4982
Fax:
678-317-0584
Email:

Before coming back to Carrollton, Ms. Duke worked for one of the largest and most prestigious firms in the world defending corporations in complex litigation .  She was responsible for helping resolve cases worth millions of dollars.  Prior to that, she worked as an assistant district attorney where she appeared in court to prosecute cases virtually every day.  She eventually decided to come back home to Carrollton, Georgia. 
   
Since then, Ms. Duke has worked diligently for the people of Carrollton in all types of cases from personal injury and bankruptcy to child custody and divorce to get her clients the results they deserve.

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • 20% Personal Injury
  • 5% Social Security Disability
  • 10% Criminal Defense
  • 2% Business Litigation
  • 3% Estates, Wills, and Trust
  • General Practice
  • Business
  • DUI/DWI
  • Drug Violations
  • Traffic Violations
  • Adoption
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect
  • Father's Rights
  • Mediation & Collaborative Law
  • Same Sex Family Law
  • Animal Bites -- Plaintiff
  • Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff
  • Birth Injury
  • Construction Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
  • Sexual Abuse -- Plaintiff
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
  • Estates, Wills & Trusts

Litigation Percentage

  • 97% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2009
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2009

Education

  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • J.D. magna cum laude
    • Honors: Moot Court Board- 2006-2008
    • Honors: Chair of the Moot Court Board- 2007-2008
    • Law Review: Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, 2006 - 2008
  • Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2005
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science with a minor in Sociology
    • Major: Minor in Sociology

Honors and Awards

  • Deans Distinguished Service Award, The Order of the Barristers, Certificate of Outstanding, 2008
  • Service (2007-2008), Brainerd Currie Honor Society, 1st Place in State Moot Court Comp 09, 2008
  • Vale Corporate Law Competition, 2007
  • National Moot Court Competition (First Place for State of GA), 2008
  • American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy, 2008
  • Participant in Moot Court, 2006 - 2008
  • Chair of Moot Court Board, 2007 - 2008
  • Public Interest Fellowship (Georgia Innocence Project), 2006
  • Pro Bono Project of the State Bar of Georgia recognition for outstanding service in providing legal representation to low income citizens, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2012 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Professional Women, Member, 2009 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Troutman Sanders, Associate, 2008 - 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Georgia Fatherhood Program (aiding in drafting legitimation petitions), 2011 - Present
  • Carroll County Recreation Department Coach, 1995 - Present

Languages

  • English