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Kenneth J. Duke

Car accident Attorney at Durham, NC

5.0   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1984
    Status
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About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

I've been practicing law in Durham, NC for 31 years now. I focus on traffic cases, personal injury and workers compensation. I graduated from Wake Forest University in 1980 with a BA in political science. I went to Mercer University for law school, graduating in 1983. I began practicing in Durham the next year, and I have been here ever since.

 

Initially, I did just about any kind of case that came in the door. However, it's hard to get good at any area if you're trying to do them all. So, I settled on personal injury, workers compensation and traffic cases.

 

I am married and have two sons (ages 20 and 16). My wife is a physical therapist. My older son is a college sophomore and my younger is a high school sophomore. We also have three pets -- a Havanese dog named Blitzen, a tabby calico cat named Donner, and a black cat named Olive. (I'll let you figure out those names. . . )

 

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Location

Kenneth J. Duke, Attorney at Law
123 W. Main Street,, Ste. M-14
Durham, NC, 27701

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Posted by Annie | January 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest Lawyer
Mr. Dukes earned our respect for this reason: He kept me from making a mistake in the decision concerning my ticket. I was going for a prayer for Judgement; but seeing I hadn't had a ticket since 2003; he assured me there was a better way and he proved that with my situation. So, thanks again Mr. Dukes for your honesty and expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic Case
One phone call, a follow-up email to send over some information, and Kenneth handled my traffic citation with no other work on my part. Would highly recommend.
Posted by Susan | June 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely efficient lawyer
Ken is extremely efficient and saved my husband and I so much time by handling our case over the phone and email. His professionalism and consistent communication made working with him so easy and we will certainly reach out again in the future if the need arises.
Posted by David | June 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney I have worked with
Ken Duke is a True Professional in every way and is a pleasure to work with. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation. You cannot do better than him
Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
speeding ticket
I hired Mr. Duke for a serious speeding ticket. He responded promptly and with respect. I was able to walk away with only a fine and no suspension or increase on my auto insurance!! amazing!
Posted by Martin | June 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent work
Kennneth Duke was able to get my 19mph over speeding ticket down to an improper equipment ticket - which was no points on my license or insurance. I am very pleased with his work!
Posted by John | June 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied. Highly recommend
Mr. Duke was very professional in handling my recent traffic case. He explained exactly up front what his fee would be and the expected result of his efforts in court. Mr. Duke delivered the results he said he would in my case and was very satisfied with the results. I would highly recommend Mr. Duke for your legal needs.
Posted by Victoria | June 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Victoria White Realtor
Mr. Duke was amazing I contacted him last minute about a traffic ticket, and when I say last minute it was literally 3 days before I had court. I didn't think that anyone would have to help me, but he was very prompt in getting back to me and handled everything perfectly. This was the easiest traffic ticket I have ever received. I have a very busy schedule and he was able to handle everything via email and phone which was awesome. He was able to get me a prayer for judgement so that I didn't get anymore points on my license. I strongly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable Lawyer. Would recommend!
My daughter received an unsafe movement violation which involved a cyclist. Mr. Duke advised us to obtain a letter from our insurance company showing all damages to the cyclist were covered. It took a while to settle the claim, but Mr. Duke was able to get her case dismissed. We would not have been able to obtain this outcome without his guidance.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded expectations!
I received a ticket for speeding that was pretty severe. I was hoping that Mr. Duke would be able to reduce the fine a little. Mr. Duke exceeded my expectations; he was able to get my fine reduced as well as make sure that my insurance was not affected!
Posted by Michael J. Palumbo | November 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer, great guy, and a fabulous result!
I hired Mr. Duke to take care of a speeding ticket I received when I was in Durham, NC. In my opinion, Mr. Duke charges was too little money. Mr. Duke got my personal court appearance waived. He then had to make 3 court appearances on the case - mind you it was only an 80 in a 60. Then, they gave him an offer on my behalf which had to be paid on the day of the allocution. This caused Mr. Duke even more work, as he had to collect the money from me in advance (attorneys cannot lay out money for clients). He also had to strictly account for the money, and then execute payment on the final court date. Mr. Duke got my matter down from a moving violation which would have triggered insurance increases to a city ordinance that does not show up anywhere on my driving record in any state. If you or someone you know needs a lawyer in North Carolina for any of Mr. Duke's practice areas, I highly recommend that you retain his services!
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding Ticket
I had an excellent experience with Mr. Duke. He is knowledgeable, straightforward, and effective.
Posted by Bill | June 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Ken was extremely helpful. I hired him to deal with a speeding ticket, and he explained everything clearly, answered all my questions, and kept me up to date with the process.
Posted by Sue | June 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Assistance with Speeding Ticket
Mr. Duke was responsive, contacting me the same day I left him a message. He explained, in simple detail, how my case for a speeding ticket would be handled and followed through on what I needed to do.
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A thoughtful person
This lawyer was just the person I needed to talk with about a home repair that went wrong. I hired the son of a fine craftsman I knew years ago and thought the younger man learned from his father to whom he was apprenticed. It was a terrible mistake. I needed assistance which I got from this wise and thoughtful person, Ken Duke. I would recommend him to anyone who needs legal help.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Assistance with speeding ticket
Mr. Duke was extremely professional and efficient in handling a traffic violation for me. The outcome was great as it resulted in no points and no increase in insurance costs. He was thorough and timely in his follow up with me. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Nat from NJ | July 3, 2015
Great Lawyer!
Ken was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the options for my speeding ticket. My experience was very positive throughout the entire process. He was always available to answer my questions and was very detailed and clear on what needed to be done for the best outcome! I would highly recommend him in the future!
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2015
An excellent lawyer who is very knowledgeable and straightforward!
Mr. Duke did a wonderful job helping me through my traffic violation from start to finish. He informed me what my options were up-front without employing any scare tactics like so many lawyers do. His documentation and materials were clear and easy to fill out as a client and I had the fullest trust that my information was safe with him. Furthermore, Mr. Duke is clearly experienced. He was able to suggest actions I could take prior to my court date to further curb my chances of being fined. He provided me with updates during the representation and followed up with me immediately afterwards as well. I was very happy with the outcome and with his speed in providing me with the final updates. I would certainly recommend him to friends and family and would hire him again myself, should the need ever arise.
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Posted by Cliff | July 14, 2011
RECOMMENDED ATTORNEY IN DURHAM NC
Mr Duke was recommended to us by a long-time friend to help with my son's speeding ticket. He was able to help my son keep his license, as well as preventing our insurance rates from going up. This was done for a very reasonable fee. Mr Duke was very cordial and easy to work with. I would recommend him highly.
Posted by Trina | June 30, 2011
Awesome Attorney in North Carolina
Mr. Duke was professional and efficient in handling my speeding/traffic court case seeing that I was out of state, he represented me. I could not have won my case if I had went to court on my own.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Kenneth J. Duke, Attorney at Law
  • 1984 - Present

Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Wake Forest University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Associations

  • Durham County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kenneth has extensive knowledge in the field of workers' compensation, among other legal talents. He has an excellent demeanor and is an extremely friendly guy, and a great lawyer. He and I talk about workers' compensation matters on a regular basis and I value his input."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Duke's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kenneth. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ken for more than twenty years. He is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and a great advocate for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am familiar with his work as a workers' compensation lawyer here in NC. Ken is very diligent and knowledgeable. He cares about his clients' well being and works hard to get his clients the best possible outcome. I recommend Ken if you need a workers' comp lawyer in his part of the state."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent attorney with over 25 years experience."
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