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Desiree D. Duke
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  • Managing Partner

Location:

Carrollton, GA

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678-317-0584

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Before coming back to Carrollton, Ms. Duke worked for one of the largest and most prestigious firms in the world defending corporations in complex litigation. She was responsible for helping resolve cases worth millions of dollars.  Prior to that, she worked as an assistant district attorney where she appeared in court to prosecute cases virtually every day.  She eventually decided to come back home to Carrollton, Georgia. 
   
Since then, Ms. Duke has worked diligently for the people of Carrollton in all types of cases from personal injury and bankruptcy to child custody and divorce to get her clients the results they deserve.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Adoption
  • Father's Rights
  • Same Sex Family Law
  • Mediation & Collaborative Law
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • Drug Violations
  • Traffic Violations
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect
  • Sexual Abuse -- Plaintiff
  • Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
  • Animal Bites -- Plaintiff
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injury
  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
  • Social Security Disability
  • Business Litigation
  • Estates, Wills, and Trust
  • Probate
  • General Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2009
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2009

Education

  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • J.D.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Moot Court Board- 2006-2008
    • Honors: Chair of the Moot Court Board- 2007-2008
  • Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science with a minor in Sociology
    • Major: Minor in Sociology

Honors and Awards

  • Readers Choice Winner, Times-Georgian
  • Deans Distinguished Service Award, The Order of the Barristers, Certificate of Outstanding
  • Service (2007-2008), Brainerd Currie Honor Society, 1st Place in State Moot Court Comp 09
  • National Moot Court Competition (First Place for State of GA)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy
  • Pro Bono Project of the State Bar of Georgia recognition for outstanding service in providing legal representation to low income citizens
  • Participant in Moot Court
  • Chair of Moot Court Board
  • Vale Corporate Law Competition
  • Public Interest Fellowship (Georgia Innocence Project)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2012 to Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2009 to Present
  • National Association of Professional Women, Member, 2009 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Troutman Sanders, Associate, 2008 to 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Georgia Fatherhood Program (aiding in drafting legitimation petitions), 2011 to Present
  • Carroll County Recreation Department Coach, 1995 to Present

Languages

  • English