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Richard and his full service office staff give you and your case the attention you need while maintaining the utmost in confidentiality and professionalism. Mr. Duquette aggressively negotiates and presents your case in court. Whether it is a Civil or Criminal matter, you can be assured of the best representation when you hire the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette. We even have a Court Certified Spanish Interpreter available.


We are conveniently located in the beautiful seaside community of Carlsbad, California located just minutes from Interstate 5 and Highway 78, about 35 minutes North of downtown San Diego, 50 minutes South of Orange County, and 90 minutes South of Los Angeles.  We meet with clients by appointment only, so call Kim or Karen in my office for an appointment to discuss your legal needs.


I offer a free no obligation consultation and look forward to helping you with your legal matter. 


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
  2. DUI & DWI: 45%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Peter John Marek

    Excellent and a graduate of the Gerry Spence trial college with 31 years of practicing law is very very experienced. Knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent as are his abilities and results. Read his client reviews! Do yourself a favor and seek a consultation if your in or near Oceanside. Experience really does matter.


    Peter Marek Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette

3642 Ocean Ranch Blvd.
Oceanside, CA, 92056


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Appeciation AwardBar Association of Northern San Diego County Court1996
Aprecition AwardNorth County Criminal Defense Bar1987
Certificate of RecognitionBar Association of Northern San Diego Committee Chair Membership1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Firm of Richard L. Duquette1983 - Present
Law Clerk to Judge David HenniganRiverside Superior Court1980 - 1980
Law ClerkPlaintiff's Personal Injury Law Offices of Harold Sullivan, APC1980 - 1980
Library AssistantWestern State University College Of Law1980 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of North San Diego County, Criminal Law SectionElected Chairman2004 - 2004
Bar Association of North San Diego County, Personal Injury SectionElected Chairman2000 - 2000
Bar Association of North San Diego County, Criminal Law SectionElected Chairman1997 - 1997
Bar Association of North San Diego County, Criminal Law SectionCo-chair1996 - 1996
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney at Law1983 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/AN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Consumer Attorney of California – Auto and InsuranceN/AN/A
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationN/AN/A
California DUI Lawyer AssociationN/AN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hung Jury - Federal Drug Smuggling and DistributionHung Jury
Not Guilty - .18 Felony and Misdemeanor DUINot Guilty
Not Guilty - DUI - 6-6 Driving with a .08 or higher blood alcohol levelNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bar Association of North San Diego CountyThe Walking Wounded & PTSDN/A
Blade CitizenIndependence of JudiciaryN/A
North County Lawyer MagazineLawyer's Dream VacationN/A
North County Lawyer MagazineHow to Advertise your Law Firm on the InternetN/A
North County Lawyer MagazineWonder in Wyoming Trial Lawyer CollegeN/A
North County Lawyer MagazineRevolution or Evolution (Rise of the Criminal Law Section of North County Bar Association)N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A2001
University of California - IrvineN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Western State University College of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lawyers on the LineCommunity Cable Call-in Show Guest Speaker2005