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William Gregory Duke

Family Attorney at Greenville, NC

5.0   16 reviews

also known as W. Gregory Duke


Licensed for 32 years

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Learn William’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    Family Law including drafting of Prenuptial Agreements, drafting of Separation Agreements, litigation regarding claims for absolute divorce, alimony, postseparation support, child custody, child support, equitable distribution, and domestic violence.

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%

  3. Alimony
    10%

  4. Child custody
    10%

  5. Child support
    10%

OVERWHELMED? WE CAN HELP. FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY SERVING GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY, NC AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS.

When you experience a life changing event, such as a divorce, everything can change – we know that at The Law Office of W. Gregory Duke. With 29 years of experience litigating on our clients’ behalf, you can focus on moving forward with your life, instead of finding yourself overwhelmed and worried about your court case. 

W. Gregory Duke attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for both undergraduate and law school. He has been practicing law in Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina and the surrounding areas for over 28 years. Mr. Duke is an experienced attorney in family law, domestic-related criminal offenses and felony criminal law in North Carolina.

Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Remedies, 1990
Licensed in North Carolina since 1990
United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina,1992
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1996
United States Supreme Court, 2006
Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
Volunteered with Legal Aid of North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina Bar Association
Pitt County Bar Association


Mr. Duke is BV® Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for his professionalism and ethics.

 

Licensed for 32 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 12/27/2022

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

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Posted by Allison Creech | December 20, 2022
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Custody && Divorce
I couldn't have asked for a better attorney! I had previously hired an attorney that just wasn't keeping in contact or doing much for me at all, except disappointing me and making me feel as though me or my kids did not matter. I did my research and he was also recommended to me. He's so patient and understanding. When he spoke with me he didn't make me feel rushed or like I was just another file in his cabinet. He actually cared and took the time to listen! And that meant a lot. It's rare to find a genuine attorney that both cares and does a really awesome job and keeps in contact with you and makes you feel like you and your kids matter. Custody has been the absolute worst thing I have ever had to endure in life but thankful for him, we were able to get 50/50 custody and my divorce expedited and over with. I absolutely, 100%, recommend Mr. Duke. If I ever need him again, which I hope I don't, there is absolutely no doubt he will be the first person to come to mind! You will not be disappointed!
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Posted by Kameron | September 29, 2022
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Custody & Divorce (w/ Domestic Violence attributes)
As I was working through the trenches of a state felony domestic violence trial, I met Mr. Duke through the local DA. She recommended him for representation due to the complexity of my personal situation. He has been amazing through the process (even with COVID making it drag longer than necessary). He is very good at what he does. He asked me what I wanted along the way even if I wasn't sure what I wanted. His representation in court made me feel calm and like I was allowed to be human. Absolutely recommend for any situation like mine.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2022
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The attorney you need
Divorce is a stressful part of one's life. It drags on for months. A good attorney can make it easy for you. I was fortunate that I came in contact with Mr. Duke. This was after researching other attorneys in the area and firing one. Several things stand out about him. One is ease of contact. He replies promptly to your queries. Unlike others where you have to go through third parties to reach the attorney and then wait for hours or may even a day or two before getting any response. Some concerns may be urgent for the clients. He is very polite and listens to you patiently. He will find time to meet you/talk to you after hours or on the weekend. Not a lot of people do that. Also, you don't feel like that he is striping you off of every nickel and dime. You get the feeling that he is genuinely trying to help you at a personal level. And it's all about that. The trust and the connection that I have developed with him is helping me tremendously. My case is still ongoing, and the opposing party has made it difficult in a lot of aspects. But Mr. Duke has done his best to help me so far. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Cliff | December 3, 2021
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Highly Recommended
I retained Mr. Duke for a custody matter that had a lot of complexity and had a great experience all around. First, he was available and always made time to discuss, explain, and answer any questions I had. He didn't watch a clock and move on to the next case at the end of an hour, he made sure our meetings were thorough and I knew where we were at all times. Second, he was very knowledgeable and represented me well in the court room. He is a straight shooter, gets down to business, and gets it done. Third, price wise he was very fair and didn't nickel and dime me on every 2 minute discussion we had to have. In fact one of the things I enjoyed most was that we spoke financials as needed, but I didn't feel as though everything revolved around when I was dropping off another check. Overall, it was a great experience and I highly recommend retaining him of you need counsel. He will guide you through your processes and be realistic and up front about challenges, what to expect, and likely potential outcomes.
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Posted by Venues | April 28, 2021
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Outstanding Service
Mr. Duke provided me with phenomenal service! I was in desperate need of legal representation for a child custody case and wanted to hire a lawyer that genuinely cared, understood the position I was in, and was willing to fight for me. Mr. Duke was just that person! I was amazed at how he immediately jumped on my case. Extremely professional, easy to get in contact with and everything was done in a timely manner. Mr. Duke provided me with sound advice and guidance. He made sure that he was fully aware of what I was seeking, that I was fully aware of my options, and the best way to proceed with my case. He made sure that I was apart of every decision made. He assured me that as my lawyer, he was there to protect me and the situation regarding my case. I felt as if I could have faced several giants in that courtroom with Mr. Duke by my side. Mr. Duke did his job extremely well and I don't think it could have been done any better. I was very pleased and would recommend his services to anyone.
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Posted by Jackie | March 10, 2021
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Amazing & assertive
Mr. Duke represented us for custody and child support. He always listens attentively and is compassionate through difficult discussions. He offers great advice and represented us well. Outcomes are phenomenal.
Posted by Melissa | March 5, 2021
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Best Lawyer in Greenville!
I really can not say enough good things about Mr. Duke. He represented me in a divorce and I came back to him for a second divorce and custody. In both cases, things were very uncertain at times and I felt nothing but support and genuine caring from him. He not only gave me support through a rough time in my life, but was always professional and had sound legal advice and guided me through the process. He never set a timer and thoroughly listened to my concerns. He was honest with me, even when it was something I didn't want to hear or maybe didn't benefit him, but was the best thing for my case. Even with how uncertain everything was from one day to the next, I found comfort knowing that Mr. Duke always had my best interests in mind and would take care of it to the best of his ability. He not only has my utmost respect, but is very well respected in the legal community because of his great knowledge of the law and professionalism. I will continue to recommend him to anyone in need of legal advice on family matters.
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Posted by Crystal | June 15, 2020
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Highly recommend
Mr. Duke was very responsive throughout our case. He was always prepared and informative. He was even well prepared of what I needed for the best outcome of my case. He is very respectful not only in person but when our case was in front of the judge. I was very pleased on how he handled everything. I highly recommend Mr Duke. I always will consult him going forward if his type of services are ever needed. I suggest you do the same. Mr. Duke changed my family’s life and we will forever be grateful!
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Posted by Judith | March 10, 2019
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Great Attorney
Mr. Duke may present as very quiet and meek, but he is listening to each and every word you are saying. He is professional, competent and compassionate. He went out of his way to accommodate my schedule as well as my children's. More than prepares for court.
Posted by Caroline | February 4, 2019
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Best Attorney in Greenville!
I was pleasantly surprised at how beautifully Mr. Duke handled my case. He was very approachable, warm, and caring. He was very prompt with communication and most importantly got good results with his hard work and diligence. As difficult a time this was for my children and me, he made us feel safe in his care. He made us feel as if we were family putting his all into our case. I would highly recommend this very trustworthy lawyer to take care of your situation with grace and dignity.
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Posted by Danielle | January 25, 2019
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Beyond a Lawyer
Mr. Duke - A lawyer beyond his work! Mr Duke has been representing (and by that I mean full heartedly by my side) for the past 5 yrs. I have been through several, unfortunate and ugly battles dealing with divorce and child custody concerns. (And they aren't over) Through each one, Mr. Duke was never short of amazing, compassionate, caring, thorough, determined, and all around excelled at fighting our side of the case! Regardless of my weak, scared moments - Mr Duke stood right there, kept my head where it needed to be, gave affirmation and made me a stronger person and mother over time! During trial, it wasn't just another case to him. I felt like Mr Duke was fighting for his own family! Not to mention he was always strong, knowledgabIe of every aspect, and was passionate in his work! He didn't just prove points, he believed in them! If I could truly express my gratitude, I would but there are not enough words!
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Posted by Kelli | June 12, 2018
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Just doesn't get any better than Him
We hired Gregory Duke because he was recommended by our previous attorney for child custody. Now came the time for full custody of my granddaughters. It was down to the wire but he went full force head on in a short time..He made us feel very safe and confident about our case and put in the work. He studied every area of evedince her could to make our case stronger and present in a tactdul manner. His opening argument was just that, he stood our ground on the behalf of our daughter that he was going to prove our case and that my daughter was a wonderful deserving mother .Our case never made it to trial because his opening defense was strong enough the judge made up his mind that he was ready to settle behind closed doors. We walked away from our case with exactly what we expected. He is the best attorney ever and such a caring compassionate affordable attorney that you can rest easy when you know he is representing you because he works hard and goes above and beyond all you could ever ask...Thanks my friend
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Posted by Stacey | April 13, 2018
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Trustworthy and Compassionate
I hired Mr. Duke to represent me during my divorce and the custody of my children. Mr. Duke was very professional but also very caring. This was such a trying time in my life, having Mr. Duke to counsel me and be with me in court made the situation much easier. He guided me and kept me clear headed the whole time. I would highly recommend Mr. Duke to anyone.
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Posted by Michelle | August 9, 2016
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Competent doesn't begin to describe Greg Duke
Mr. Duke is the most competent attorney around. He cares about his clients, and he will fight for you. I cannot put into words how grateful I am that Mr. Duke represented me. My ex is very good at intimidating and manipulating people. When I first met with Mr. Duke, I was at the end of my rope. I was used to no one believing me or wanting to help me. But he gave me a new perspective. He listened to me. He reviewed every piece of evidence I gave him. Whenever I asked, have you looked at the email from....? Not only had he read it, but he made himself know the evidence. And when we went to court, he faught for me. He didn't back down. He chose to stop once he felt like our position had been made. I can't say enough good about this man. The representation I received from Mr. Duke helped me get my life back. I have hope again. If you want competent, compassionate, and unwavering support, then Mr. Duke is your man.
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Posted by Traci | July 23, 2016
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Custody
I have the highest regard for Mr. Duke. My case wasn't the easiest to defend, and Mr. Duke knew going in that we were going uphill in trying to fight for custody of my two children. Mr. Duke is one of the few attorneys that actually take a case knowing they will have to fight. Most just want a given so they can do as little as possible and get paid. That is NOT Mr. Duke. Mr. Duke told me upfront what we were up against and how we needed to proceed. I have spent years, four years to be more specific, trying to take my ex-husband back to court for custody. Each time I would talk to another attorney, I got told, "ignore what he (ex-husband) is saying to you or about you", "well, he (ex-husband) is their father, and your children need their father", no matter that he wasn't spending the time with our children like he should, no matter that he would allow other people to say and do harmful things to our children. No one would listen to me. No one would step in and help me, help my children. No one defended my children. NO ONE. I had no confidence left in myself or this judicial system. Things continued to get worse with my ex-husband. Finally after years of anguish, I got enough courage to try one more time, and I met with Mr. Duke. As jaded as I had been, I really didn't expect Mr. Duke to listen to me. I figured it would be the same old scenario, take the money and run sort of thing. Well, let me tell you how wrong I was. This man came in like a hero, and I needed one. My ex-husband spent years manipulating the system and has done his absolute best to make me look incompetent. Mr. Duke came into court and vindicated me and both of my children. I gave this man a stack of emails that were at least 5 inches thick, and he read every one of them! Mr. Duke doesn't say a whole lot, but when he does speak, you better listen!! We sat in court and heard the lies my ex-husband and his wife tried to tell, and I would look at Mr. Duke to see some sort of reaction, but there really wasn't any. BUT then, when he had a chance to ask questions, goodness gracious!! He gets to the point and doesn't let go until the question is answered and the point he was trying to make is made. He does this and remains professional the entire time. He doesn't raise his voice or act ugly. He makes his point clear and direct while commanding respect at the same time. I walked into that courtroom with an almost 50/50 split (54/46), but I walked out with 67/33 split. I have nothing but good things to say about Mr. Duke. For the first time in years, my boys and I have found peace again. We are experiencing happiness and security that we haven't felt in long time. I am so grateful that Mr. Duke helped us. I will never forget how he has helped us. This is a good man and attorney.
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Posted by Matthew | November 19, 2015
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Trial,Litigation in Family law
Greg Duke represented me on my motion to terminate alimony. His preparedness and professionalism was exactly what I needed after the bad experiences I had had with a couple of other attorneys either not fulfilling their obligations and other misunderstandings. After hiring Mr. Duke I gave him the information that he ask for and help him with the information that I felt would be important to the case and he did the rest. As I expected my EX fought the motion tooth and nail but Mr. Duke assured me that we had a very good case and recommended that we proceed with the understanding that nothing is guaranteed. During the trial Mr. Duke had an overwhelming command of my case and it showed during the 2 hours he was allowed to present our evidence. After the 30 days the Judge took to consider both sides we prevailed and my alimony was terminated back to the filing date and my EX was required to reimburse me for the over payments . Greg Duke is as good as it gets and we only met maybe 3 times before the trial. Remember that you know your case better than anyone so the information that you provide can and will help your attorney help you ... I highly recommend Greg Duke, he is a Great attorney
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A. Political Science
  • 1987

Associations

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Pitt County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Book Award-Remedies
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1990
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Greenville Family Lawyer William Gregory Duke
William Gregory Duke
Family Attorney
Greenville, NC
Licensed for 32 years