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James Bartow Duncan III

James Bartow Duncan III

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

About Me

I live in Augusta, Georgia.  I have a grown daughter who is a school teacher in south Georgia, and my son is a bankruptcy lawyer here in Augusta.  Some years ago I decided to focus on DUI defense, as I saw that many DUIs could be beaten or reduced by working the case hard and knowing DUI law inside and out.  DUIs are very complicated, and it is an area in which I devote an overwhelming majority of my time as a defense lawyer. My staff and I work each case hard and look for every opportunity to get the case either dismissed or reduced. Additionally, we take cases to jury trial.  The prosecutors know that we are not just negotiators or pleaders; that we will not stop short of a jury trial if we cannot get the desired result and our client wants a trial.  I am a member of an exclusive, invitation only Georgia DUI membership organization which has only around ninety members statewide.  At Duncan Law Firm LLC we constantly try to stay on the cutting edge of DUI defense techniques, and our results for our clients speak for themselves. Take a look at our website ( to see some recent results.  For hard work and fast action, call me today.


Languages Spoken: French, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. DUI & DWI: 95%
    9 years
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 5%
    9 years



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Blake Edward Marcus

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Blake Marcus DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Keith Bernard Johnson

    Jim has built an amazing reputation in this community for sophisticated and thorough DUI defense. He has over 30 years of experience, which is an advantage that he utilizes effectively. I have always found Jim to be a fair and honest attorney.


    Keith Johnson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Duncan Law Firm LLC

1450 Greene Street
Suite 222
Augusta, GA, 30901

Duncan Law Firm LLC

1450 Greene Street, Suite 222
Augusta, GA, 30901




GAActive Member in Good Standing 198708/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerDuncan Law Firm LLC2006 - Present
Managing OwnerJames B. Duncan III & Associates, PC2001 - 2005
AttorneyJames B. Duncan III1987 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2010 - Present
Augusta Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1987 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Jury trial not guilty verdictNot guilty of DUI
DUI charge reducedReduced to reckless driving
DUI reduced to reckless drivingReduced to reckless driving

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Atlanta Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Georgia College at MilledgevilleBusiness AdministrationMBA1972
Augusta CollegeBusiness AdministrationBBA1969

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
3rd Annual Super DUI Symposium"Cross Examination of the State's Breath Test Expert"2013
"Update on Georgia Law" by Institute of Continuing Legal Education of Georgia"What every lawyer should know about DUI laws"2011