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Kenyan McDuffie is the Principal of the Law Office of Kenyan R. McDuffie, PLLC.  Prior to founding the firm, Mr. McDuffie worked as a Trial Attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. At the Justice Department, he conducted investigations, negotiated and monitored compliance with complex settlement agreements, and managed cases throughout the United States regarding enforcement of key federal civil rights statutes, including investigating allegations of racial profiling, excessive use of force, and other misconduct by police departments. Prior to joining the Justice Department, Mr. McDuffie served as an Assistant State's Attorney in Prince George's County, where he prosecuted hundreds of cases in District Court and on appeal in Circuit Court, including serious traffic offenses and misdemeanor and felony crimes. Mr. McDuffie began his legal career as a judicial law clerk for an Associate Judge on the 7th Judicial Circuit of Maryland.


Mr. McDuffie graduated summa cum laude from Howard University with a Bachelors degree in Political Science and Community Development. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he served as an Associate Editor of The University of Maryland Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class. During law school, Mr. McDuffie interned for a judge at the District of Columbia Superior Court as well as with the District of Columbia Public Defender Service and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. Between college and law school, Mr. McDuffie worked on the staff of Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District of Columbia's Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.


Mr. McDuffie is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Washington Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, the National Bar Association, and the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association.  He is licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    5 years
  2. Family: 25%
    5 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 15%
    5 years
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    5 years

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1629 K Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
CommendationUnited States Department of JusticeN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
District of Columbia BarMember2008 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A