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James Bartow Duncan III

DUI and DWI Attorney

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1987
    Emeritus No misconduct found

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About James

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    Our firm is dedicated to the defense of drivers arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. We aggressively defend our clients against the charges. Other lawyers, current and former clients, judges, prosecutors, and even law enforcement officers have referred drivers accused of DUI to our firm. We are known as the "go to" DUI firm here in Richmond and Columbia Counties.

    18 years

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket

    18 years

I live in Evans, Georgia.  I have a grown daughter who is a school teacher in Columbia County, and my son is a bankruptcy lawyer here in Augusta.  Some years ago I decided to focus on DUI defense, as I saw that many DUIs could be beaten or reduced by working the case hard and knowing DUI law inside and out.  DUIs are very complicated, and it is an area in which I devote an overwhelming majority of my time as a defense lawyer. We work each case hard and look for every opportunity to get the case either dismissed or reduced. Additionally, we take cases to jury trial.  The prosecutors know that we are not just negotiators or pleaders; that we will not stop short of a jury trial if we cannot get the desired result and our client wants a trial.  At Duncan Law Firm LLC we constantly try to stay on the cutting edge of DUI defense techniques, and our results for our clients speak for themselves. Take a look at our website () to see some recent results.  For hard work and fast action, call us today.

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
DUI reduced to reckless driving
Jim Duncan did an amazing job! The case had everything the judge did not like, but he overcame it. Not only was the suspension time shortened, it will make a huge difference in insurance cost and future job opportunities. The Duncan Law Firm was very caring and kind to us.
Posted by Gary | November 20, 2014
Best Laywer in Augusta Georgia
Mr. Duncan took on my case last year while I was on active duty military. I was kicked out before my case was resolved, but Mr. Duncan and his firm continued to work hard on my behalf. One year later my case was finally up for trail and I was facing real jail time. Mr and Mrs Duncan DESTROYED the prosecution and their police testimony bringing back a not guilty on all three charges the prosecutor tried to dump on me. I now have the opportunity to continue my serve to my country thanks to Mr. Duncan and his hard work. Mr and Mrs Duncan's performances were remarkable. If you are in a bind and feel you where treated or arrested unjustly Ducan Law Firm is definitely the way to go hands down.
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Posted by Steven | July 25, 2012
Amazing Advocate
Mr. Duncan expertly handled my DUI case and convinced the jury to return not guilty even though the police administered test indicated 0.134. Jim has a way to make the jury see through all the science and understand the fundamental aspects of technical problems. I heartily endorse and recommend Jim if you need an advocate in your corner to guide you through the stressful times a DUI charge brings.
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • CFO
  • Duncan Law Firm LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Managing Owner
  • James B. Duncan III & Associates, PC
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • James B. Duncan III
  • 1987 - 2001


  • Atlanta Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Georgia College at Milledgeville
  • MBA
  • 1972
  • Augusta College
  • BBA
  • 1969

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI charge reduced
  • DUI reduced and child endangerment dismissed
  • Jury trial not guilty verdict
  • Not guilty of DUI
  • DUI charge reduced
  • Reduced to reckless driving
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  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Augusta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • 5th Annual Super DUI Symposium
  • "Cross Examining the Arresting Officer on FSTS."
  • 2015
  • 3rd Annual Super DUI Symposium
  • "Cross Examination of the State's Breath Test Expert"
  • 2013
  • "Update on Georgia Law" by Institute of Continuing Legal Education of Georgia
  • "What every lawyer should know about DUI laws"
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (13)
Endorse James
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is by far one of the best and most driven lawyers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Jim and his firm enjoy a reputation in the Augusta area for fast action and amazing results!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim has built an amazing reputation in this community for sophisticated and thorough DUI defense. He has over 30 years of experience, which is an advantage that he utilizes effectively. I have always found Jim to be a fair and honest attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"JIm and I met at a seminar and became friends several years ago. His name came to my attention when some of the expert witnesses I have been using at trials told me that he was fighting cases in trial in Augusta and the surrounding area. That willingness to fight cases, even those with breath tests far above the limit, told me something valuable: Jim was a WARRIOR. Later, Jim was invited to become a member of our Statewide group of DUI defense specialists, Therefore, I can endorse Jim based upon his history of fighting for his clients in contested DUI cases."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When it comes to DUI law, Jim is one of the most knowledgable attorneys I know. He zealously represents his clients and he is an excellent trial lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim Duncan is the go-to attorney in the Augusta area for DUI cases. Jim practices almost exclusively in this area of the law. Therefore, his expertise in this area is vast."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is one of the best DUI lawyers in the Augusta, Georgia area. He fights zealously for his clients and has won a lot of unwinnable DUI cases."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse Jim Duncan. I have known him from the practice of law in Augusta for 18 years now. Jim is a very clever, innovative attorney. He is by far THE best dui defense trial lawyer in Augusta, Ga. He gets more NOT GUILTY verdicts than anyone i know, even in cases where his client blew well above the legal limit. I specialize in personal injury and wrongful death cases, and would send anyone i know to Jim on a DUI case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim has been a friend and colleague for many years. He is very conscientious and works extremely hard for his clients, a true litigator. Jim Duncan has demonstrated many times in court that he is highly skilled in litigating the sometimes very technical issues that now arise in DUI cases. He is diligent and dedicated to thoroughly challenging the evidence in each case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Family member
"Jim gets amazing results for his clients. If you are charged with a DUI or other criminal offense in the Augusta area he is the guy to call. He is friendly yet tough and very conscientious. I have no qualms in endorsing him 100%. Very smart and Very Good Lawyer."
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