A good friend recommended Mr. Duquette to represent my mother after she was struck by a car while walking in a protected crosswalk. Mom was looking at six-figure medical bills she could not possibly afford, but Richard skillfully negotiated settlements with the driver and medical providers, producing a very financially advantageous outcome. He patiently explained to my mom, my sister and I, everything that he was doing, and was persistent, thorough, shrewd, industrious, unflappable, and eminently professional in all his dealings with us and with the other parties we observed him speaking with. Mr. Duquette's experience, knowledge, and connections make the choice to engage him for traffic injury representation obvious, but he is adaptable, resourceful and a quick learner in new challenges as well. My mom and I would (and in fact have) engage him to represent us again and definitely recommend him to anyone else who wants a lawyer who will fight hard for justice and fairness for his client.
I was facing some pretty unique and very difficult circumstances when I presented Richard with my DUI case with out-of-state priors. Not only did Richard take the time to research out-of-state laws, he got in contact with my former cases, reviewed all evidence, and was very specific with everything he did. He made the process as painless as it could be, got my priors removed from evidence, and was able to settle my case with the best possible outcome I had hoped for. He kept me updated along the way, was in constant contact, was friendly and understanding, as well as making sure I understood what was going to happen to me. Though I hope I never have to go through anything like this again, if I did, I would not hesitate to call Richard Duquette, he knows his stuff and is passionate about what he does.
I was a cyclist involved in a collision with a vehicle. I am incredibly glad that I knew about Mr. Duquette before this incident occured as I am fairly unaware of the nuances of traffic law in CA.
Mr. Duquette explicitly told me how to handle my case step-by-step: most importantly, he advised me on what to do/what not to do with the insurance company. He did a "mock interaction" with the insurance company, where he roleplayed both sides and advised me on how to handle specific questions as well as what questions to ask.
In addition, he brought to my attention a set of specific ordinances he recommended I consult so that I could determine exactly which laws were transgressed by the motorist.
Passionate, professional, highly recommend.
Posted by mary
I would highly recommend Mr Duquette to anyone who is facing the dreaded DUI charge. He not only helped me to win my DMV hearing, and keep my license, but went the extra mile and guided me thru multiple taxi licensing hearings, resulting in allowing me to continue driving for a living. My case was reduced to a wet reckless, with substantially lower probation, and court fees. Mr Duquette attacked my case from every angle, and was always available with any questions I had. He's like a sweet pit bull, and worth every penny!
Posted by a client
Mr. Duquette was an excellent lawyer for our personal injury case. He was very thorough and persistent to pursue many different avenues to resolve our case in a positive way. Mr. Duquette took time to check out all possible medical procedures to insure a just settlement. Mr. Duquette was an impressive negotiator and was excellent at communicating with me the client. He gave me a great deal of confidence in his ability to bring the case to the best possible outcome. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Duquette to anyone who needs an excellent attorney.
Posted by Carl
In 2013 while bicycle commuting I was involved in a bicycle vs. motor vehicle accident in which I suffered injuries. Mr. Duquette was recommended to me---in large part due to his experience representing clients like me---and after an initial introductory meeting, took my case. Although the process was drawn out, time-consuming, and (from my perspective) frustrating, with Mr. Duquette’s demeanor, advice and help I was able to reach a favorable settlement.
It was clear throughout the process that Mr. Duquette does have extensive experience in bicycling-related cases and was able to leverage this and his knowledge of sports medicine and insurance issues to support my case. He and his staff are very accessible, responsive, and thorough, and his professionalism and resourcefulness was clear throughout. I hope never to be put in a position like this again, but if so, I would not hesitate to seek out Mr. Duquette to represent me.
Posted by SSgt USMC
Richard Duquette was the best man for handling my case and any other case for that matter! His time efforts, hard work and dedication paid a tremendous role in the success of my case. He is up front honest and devoted to the clients best interest. Richard and his staff are very professional and are the elite of attorneys in SoCal. I totally recommend his services for anyone in boiling hot water, especially Veterans...He has a warm spot in his heart for service members. He gave me a second chance at life and restoring my future!
Posted by Hector
Working with Attorney Duquette was a very pleasant experience.
His thorough knowledge of the law as well as his familiarity navigating the court system were impressive. During the course of the case, we felt comfortable knowing that he believed in our case and was on our side. We are confident the outcome of the case was largely due to his expertise and are very pleased with the outcome of the case.
The fee was well worth it!
Posted by Jim
Richard resolved my bicycle vs. car accident case with fantastic results. I firmly believe the driver's insurance company would've rolled over me if it weren’t for Richard and his very helpful legal team of Karen and Kim.
Richard not only knows the intricacies of the law as it relates to bicycles, but as an avid cyclist himself, he personally understands and empathizes with cyclists. You'd be hard pressed to find another lawyer as dedicated to bicycle safety and justice as Richard. When it came time to discuss a settlement with the insurance company, Richard was a patient, accomplished negotiator.
I was very satisfied with the result of my case.
Posted by Leah
Richard Duqette is amazing. I called him on a Saturday after an unfortunate series of events the previous evening. I was in a panic and had no idea how to handle the mess I had gotten myself into. He was kind, caring and extremely knowledgeable. He met me at his office the next day, and immediately gave me some peace of mind by outlining what I could expect and advising me on how I should move forward. Every step of the way he was supportive and his guidance was right on the mark. He was able to get an outcome for me that exceeded my best expectation. I feel incredibly fortunate that I was referred to Richard, and I would give him the highest recommendation possible.