Francisco A. Duarte

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Seattle, WA

Fury Duarte PS
 | 710 Tenth Avenue East, PO Box 20397
Seattle, WA 98102-4606
Phone: 206-726-6600
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (0%)
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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%): DUI/DWI

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (0%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2004

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About Francisco Duarte

Admitted: 1994, Washington

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

Honors and Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

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

Educational Background:

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

710 Tenth Avenue East
PO Box 20397
Seattle, WA 98102-4606

Phone: 206-726-6600

 

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Last Updated: 1/18/2017

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