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Michael L. Duncan

Litigation Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

4.9   56 reviews

also known as Mike Duncan

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Michael

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Michael ("Mike") Duncan is an experienced trial and litigation attorney.  Mr. Duncan's trial experience includes judge and jury trials, tried to verdict, in Florida state and federal courts.  Mr. Duncan has successfully represented clients in many types of litigatoin, including business disputes, contract matters, non-compete cases, intellectual property lawsuits, shareholder disputes, personal injury cases, probate matters, family disputes and criminal cases.  Mr. Duncan's skill in the courtroom resulted in his being named a Fellow in the prestigious Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial attorney society of limited membership.

 

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Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2017,2015
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 4 ...

Location

Duncan Trial & Mediation
301 West Bay Street
Suite 1446
Jacksonville, FL, 32202

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  56 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Ashley | July 6, 2015
I am glad I found Michael Duncan!
Before Michael I have never left a lawyers office feeling able to conquer this issue. I left feeling confident in his abilities and his genuine concern. In the past I've gone through lawyers who took my money and did the minimal to no representation. Michael has gone above and beyond and I know I will never seek another for any future representation. He has been honest with me in regards to my hopes for this matter. Not giving me false hope. I am extremely confident in his abilities. He's professional and compassionate. If you are in need of his service I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Kelly | March 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
God Send!
Mike is the most upfront, honest, helpful and genuinely caring attorney I’ve ever hired. (I’ve been through 4). He cared about my case, answered even when on his vacay knowing I was dealing with an extremely hostile custody battle! To this day I can call and he’s a sounding board of knowledge with the right steps to take moving forward for the betterment of my Son. He cares about people not profits. Hard to find. I recommend him to anyone who needs litigation, family law, or any guidance that may affect your family!
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Posted by Allqan | January 30, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and ethical
I'm a Maryland attorney who was asked to help a family member in Florida navigate his family law situation, specifically his appeal options. Mike spent about 2 hours over the course of several days, offering steady, considered advice even to his financial detriment. He advised against certain strategies for which we'd have willing paid him. "The client" asked if he'd consider taking on his case while still at the litigation stage and Mike demurred, since the trial lawyer referred us to him for his appellate expertise. This demonstrates his level of ethics. The lawperson might be unaware how common such poaching of clients can be.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gave me strength and hope in my divorce!
Mr. Duncan was very attentive, pragmatic, and his communication is unprecedented. I felt like his only client at many times, and he educated and prepared me for each step of the process. If you want someone who is going to get your case done, effectively, without missing any deadlines and without backing down on the things that matter most to you, hire Michael.Mr. Duncan was very attentive, pragmatic, and his communication is unprecedented. I felt like his only client at many times, and he educated and prepared me for each step of the process. If you want someone who is going to get your case done, effectively, without missing any deadlines and without backing down on the things that matter most to you, hire Michael.
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Posted by Darrell | August 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
It's DONE!
Mike Duncan's representation made my divorce easier given the difficulty of divorce from a long-term marriage!
Posted by Rebecca | June 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome guy and great attorney!!
He is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He really knows how to help you get the best outcome for your case.
Posted by Lori | June 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Review for Michael Duncan
This lawyer did everything I needed! He went out of his way to speak with me when necessary, even once or twice on his weekend time. He was successful with my case . He’s worth every dime I spent.
Posted by Matthew | February 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Looking for an Divorce Attorney? - This is your guy!
Michael Duncan at Duncan Trial & Mediation did an incredible job of managing my divorce. Not only did he not nickel and dime me, but he was forthright about the process and helped me manage my expectations about the process in a very professional manner. I would highly recommend him and Duncan Trial & Mediation to anyone that's looking for a good divorce attorney.
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Posted by Chris | February 27, 2023
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Ecellent
Mike Duncan is an excellent attorney providing high value service at a fair price. He handled my case perfectly and I am fully satisfied with the outcome. I was not surprised by anything along the way as Mike was very informative and transparent
Posted by Brittany | October 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Mr.Duncan is very professional, caring and absolutely loves what he does. He truly wants his clients successful and happy. I would recommend Mr.Duncan to anyone in search of a powerful, personable and professional attorney.
Posted by Richard | May 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honor & Integrity
Michael and his calm demeanor turned a potential Misdemeanor charge into a dismissal by sharing my personal life dynamic that led to the civil infraction. His ability to paint a picture of the event to the court allowed them to personalize my situation, and clearly see what took place. I have known Michael for almost 10 years. He takes a personal interest in all of his personal and professional relationships. Honor and Integrity are two of his many attributes.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my daughter a lot of stress!
State of Florida made a mistake in Child Support and wanted my daughter to go to court to testify! Divorce was 15 years ago, no contact- last thing she needed to do. Mr. Duncan had the matter cleared up in less than two weeks! Excellent job, so compassionate!
Posted by George | April 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Communicator and Results Driven
I contacted Mike after he was referenced by a good friend of mine who had a favorable experience. After a conversation regarding the facts of my case, I hired Mike to represent me. I was impressed with his professional demeanor and his verbal and written communications. Completely handled the case and I am happy with the outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient and Effective Litigation
Mike Duncan is an excellent attorney! He did great work in a litigation matter. I highly recommend his legal services.
Posted by Anthony | March 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Vary helpful and professional I would recommend Mr. Duncan to anyone in there time of need
Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!!!
Mr. Duncan was amazing. He handling my business litigation matter in a very professional way and did a fantastic job! His advice on my case was spot on and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Jade | January 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!!!!!
Michael is an amazing lawyer, very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Michael Duncan and his lawyer firm.
Posted by Kristen | October 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough with Personal Service
Mike was very diligent and through in handling my case. When the court made a mistake on the documents he immediately caught the error and ensured a timely update by the court.
Posted by Breanne | September 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!!
Mr.Duncan handled my custody agreement as well as my divorce. He was beyond professional, he went above and beyond to make sure I was treated fairly. He explained in detail every part of my case, and durning uncertainty he always made sure we had a plan. Mike treated me like a person and made sure I was educated and comfortable in every decision we made, he supported me and further more was a shoulder in one of the hardest things I’ve dealt with. He maintained communication through the whole process even if there were no new developments. The whole process was painless and I felt secure in my decision the whole time. I highly recommend Mr.Duncan.
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Posted by John | June 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I hired Michael Duncan in mid 2021 to handle a difficult family law matter. I enjoyed and benefitted significantly from Mike’s insights. When we needed to move quickly Mike was able to make time to get the job done. In my opinion, our collaborations and his council provided the best outcome possible. I highly recommend him and wouldn’t hesitate to use his firm again should I need to.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Duncan Trial & Mediation
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner/Shareholder
  • Gillis Way & Duncan LLP
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Owner/Shareholder
  • Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson & Wachs
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Owner/Shareholder
  • Akerman Senterfitt
  • 2000 - 2008
  • Litigation Associate Attorney
  • LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Law Clerk - Hon. Howard T. Snyder
  • United States District Court - M.D. Florida
  • 1994 - 1996
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Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Drexel University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mammen et al vs. Bronson & Migliaccio, LLP et al
  • Summary judgment for defendants on all counts

Associations

  • Florida Bar, Family Law and Trial Lawyers Sections
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Inns of Court - Chester Bedell Chapter
  • Master
  • N/A
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2012
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2011
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2010
  • AV-rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2009
  • AV-rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV-rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV-rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV-rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Jacksonville Business Journal
  • 2003
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Renaissance Symposium XI, Harvard Club of New York City, New York, NY
  • Will Rogers and the American Jury Trial
  • 2016
  • Chester Bedell American Inn of Court - monthly meeting
  • Federal Rule of Evidence 412 and Social Media
  • 2011
  • National Business Institute CLE Seminar
  • Using Accounting Records as Evidence
  • 2010
  • PIAA Corporate Counsel Workshop
  • New Developments in Bad Faith and Extra Contractual Obligations
  • 2009
  • Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) Annual Course
  • Documentation, Depositions & Litigation--A Primer for Nurses
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Business Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mike since he first started out in his practice over 20 years ago. He is very smart and is a hard worker. He has my highest recommendation and even better, since moving away from Jacksonville, I recommend my clients to him when they need representation in Northeast Florida."

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Jacksonville Litigation Lawyer Michael L. Duncan
Michael L. Duncan
Litigation Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 28 years