Francisco A. Duarte

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Bellevue, WA

Fury Duarte PS
 | 1606 148th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98007
Phone: (425) 643-1606
Fax: (425) 643-2606
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2001, 2004
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Francisco A. Duarte is a criminal defense and personal injury lawyer for Washington law firm Fury Duarte PS. Mr. Duarte focuses on a variety of criminal defense topics, including felonies, DUI defense, drug charges and other criminal matters. He also represents clients in serious personal injury cases. Mr. Duarte accepts cases in Seattle and throughout Washington.

    As a former assistant attorney general and deputy prosecutor for King County, Mr. Duarte gained experience on both sides of the courtroom, an insight that gives him an advantage when developing a solid case. He recognizes that being accused of a crime is a stressful time for clients and their families, and strives to utilize compassion and empathy in his work.

    After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in 1997 from the University at Albany, The State University of New York, Mr. Duarte earned his Juris Doctor from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, in 1994. He is admitted to practice law in Washington.

    Strong legal ethics and an excellent track record have given Mr. Duarte the opportunity to teach trial practice at continuing legal education programs, including those held at the prestigious National Institute for Trial Advocacy and the Washington Young Lawyers Committee's Trial Advocacy Program. He has also appeared as a legal analyst on various news and radio programs, and has published numerous articles on criminal law.

    Mr. Duarte believes in giving back to his community. He serves as a director for Lawyers Helping Hungry Children and also serves on the Seattle Shakespeare Company’s board of directors.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 40%Personal Injury - General
    • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
    Focus Areas

    DUI/DWI, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2001, 2004

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    About Francisco Duarte

    Admitted: 1994, Washington

    Professional Webpage: http://furyduarte.com/francisco.html

    Honors/Awards:

    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
    • Certificate of Appreciation, Washington State Bar Association, 2005
    • Certificate of Achievement, National College of DUI Defense, 1999
    • Fellow, The William L. Dwyer American Inn of Court
    • Top Twenty-Five Super Lawyers in Criminal Defense, Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2008
    • Certificate of Appreciation, Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, 2005
    • Robert J. Connelly Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, University at Buffalo School of Law, 1994
    • The Best Lawyers in America, 2010
    • Certificate of Achievement, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2006
    • Certificate of Achievement, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, 2004
    • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Founding Member, Northwest Academy of DUI Defense
    • Former Chair, Executive Board of Director, WSBA Criminal Law Section
    • Washington State Bar Association
    • Washington, 1994
    • Former Chair, Steering Committee Member, WSBA Criminal Justice Institute
    • Former Member, Washington Pattern Jury Instructions Motor Vehicle Crimes Subcommittee
    • Former Chair, WACDL Public Education Committee
    • Member, Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
    • EAGLE Member, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Former Chair, Current Board of Director, Lawyers Helping Hungry Children
    • Former Secretary, Current Board Member, Seattle Shakespeare Company

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • An Interview with the USA Patriot Act, WSBA Criminal Law Section
    • DUI Lecture — Tri-cities, Washington Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005
    • Reducing DUIs: Doomed to Repeat History?, Bar Bulletin, King County Bar Association
    • DUI Update, Pittman’s Legal Line Radio Show, 2005
    • Trial Skills, Mexico Trial Advocacy Conference, 2009
    • Trial Skills and Advocacy, Northwest Regional Program, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2005
    • Trial Skills, Bostwana Trial Practice and Skills, 2009
    • DUI Update, Presentation Clark County Bar Association CLE, 2005
    • Cross-Examination and Re-Direct Lecture, Washington Young Lawyers Division Trial Advocacy Program, 2008
    • Keeping Up With DUI Developments: Discrepancy Legislation, A New Breathalyzer Machine; New Portable Testing WACs, 12th Annual Criminal Justice Institute, 2005
    • Trial Practice and Advocacy, Trial Lawyers College Regional Seminar, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2008
    • Cross-Examination and Re-Direct Lecture, Washington Young Lawyers Division Trial Advocacy Program, 2004
    • Trial Practice and Advocacy, Trial Lawyers College Regional Seminar, Leavenworth, Washington, 2008
    • The Advantages of Anti-Bias Awareness, Cultural Competency, and Respecting Diversity, Diversity and Jury Selection Considerations, Washington State Bar Association CLE, 2004
    • DUI Law Update, Whatcom County Public Defender's CLE, 2003
    • DUI Breath Testing Issues, Public Defender Association CLE, 2008
    • DUI Field Sobriety Tests, Washington’s District Court Judge's Conference, 2003
    • Trial Skills and Advocacy, Northwest Regional Program, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2008
    • DUI DataMaster Debunked, Defending DUIs Seminar, 2003
    • Criminal Practice, How to Practice More Effectively in Courts of Limited Jurisdiction - General Criminal procedures
    • College Course, Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, 2008
    • Evidence Trial Tips: Common Objections in Trial, Jury Selection, and Preserving the Record, 15th Annual Criminal Justice Institute, 2008
    • Mock Trial, WSP BAC Breath Test Technician Course, 2007
    • Jury Selection, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Summer Convention, 2007
    • Taste of Trial Lawyers College, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
    • Voir Dire Lecture, University of Washington School of Law Trial Advocacy, 2007
    • Trial Practice, Trial Lawyers College Regional Seminar, Leavenworth, Washington, 2007
    • College Course, Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, 2007
    • Mock Trial, WSP BAC Breath Test Technician Course, 2006
    • Cross-Examination and Re-Direct Lecture, Washington Young Lawyers Division Trial Advocacy Program, 2006
    • DUI Law Telecast, Washington State Bar Association CLE, 2006
    • Trial Advocacy, Trial Lawyers College Regional Seminar, Leavenworth, Washington, 2006
    • DUI Law: The Hot Topics, Pierce County Bar Association CLE, 2006
    • Demonstration on Closing Argument, Northwest Regional Program, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2006
    • College Course, Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, 2006
    • Graduate Course, Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, 2006
    • DUI Traffic Instructions: New pattern Jury Instructions, District and Municipal Court Judges Association - Spring Program, 2006
    • Did Donahue Reverse 40 years of Criminal Precedence, Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers
    • Discussion on Field Sobriety Tests, District and Municipal Court Judges Association, August, 2006
    • Cross-Examination–It's All about Story Telling, Defense Magazine, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Discussion on Field Sobriety Tests, District and Municipal Court Judges Association, September 2006
    • DUI Law Awaiting High Court Ruling, Bar Bulletin, King County Bar Association
    • Opening and Closing Statements, ACA Trial Skills Lecture, 2006
    • DUI Law, Defense Magazine, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Cross-Examination and Re-Direct Lecture, Washington Young Lawyers Division Trial Advocacy Program, 2005
    • The Patriot Act–Not so Patriotic!, Warrior, Trial Lawyers College
    • Family Law Trials: The Dynamics of Advocacy, Washington State Bar Association CLE, 2005
    • Blood Chapter, Defending DUIs in Washington - Book (Lexis/Nexis)

    Educational Background:

    • University at Albany, State University of New York, B.A., in Mathematics, 1987
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    Office Location for Francisco A. Duarte

    1606 148th Ave SE
    Bellevue, WA 98007

    Phone: (425) 643-1606

    Fax: (425) 643-2606

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