Francisco A. Duarte

Francisco A. Duarte, a partner at the firm of Fury Duarte, P.S., is a former Assistant Attorney General and Deputy King County Prosecutor in Seattle, WA. Mr. Duarte is a former director and chair of Lawyers Helping Hungry Children and served on the Board of Directors of the Seattle Shakespeare Company. He is also past chair of the Washington State Bar Association Criminal Law Section, the Washington State Bar Association Criminal Justice Institute, and the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Public Education Committee. He currently serves on the Board of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ).

Mr. Duarte has taught trial practice in Botswana, Kenya, and Mexico. In addition, Mr. Duarte is on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and the Trial Lawyers College, which was founded by Gerry Spence in 1994. Mr. Duarte teaches trial advocacy at the University of Washington School of Law and is a frequent lecturer at legal education programs on trial practice methods and criminal law matters and has appeared on television news networks and radio programs as a legal analyst. Mr. Duarte is a trial lawyer dedicated to helping people against insurance companies and government entities. Mr. Duarte’s practice areas include personal injury, DUI defense, and related DUI crimes.

 

Licenses

  • Admission to the Washington State Bar 1994
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1994
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington 1994
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington 1995

 

Professional Background

Instructor/Faculty
Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College 2006 to Present

Law School Instructor
Trial Advocacy, University of Washington School of Law 2006 to Present

Instructor
National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Northwest Regional Program 2006 to Present

Partner,
Fury Duarte, PS Present
Trial attorney representing individuals accused of misdemeanor and felony offenses, including serious traffic offenses, vehicular homicides, and vehicular assaults.

Partner,
Fox Bowman Duarte, PLLC 1998 to 2010
Trial attorney representing individuals accused of misdemeanor and felony offenses, including serious traffic offenses, vehicular homicides, and vehicular assaults.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney,
King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office 1995 to 1998
Trial attorney responsible for prosecuting individuals charged with criminal offenses from simple misdemeanors to Class A felonies.

Assistant Attorney General,
Office of the Washington State Attorney General 1994 to 1995
Attorney assigned to represent the Washington Department of Corrections, including a federal litigation practice involving habeas corpus petitions.

Law Clerk,
Bermingham & Cook, PC 1992 to 1994
Law clerk assigned to research and writing projects for a general practice law firm.

Legislative Budget Analyst for Higher Education,
Ways and Means Committee, Assembly, New York State Legislature 1987 to 1991
Legislative analyst responsible for New York’s higher education accounts, including the State University of New York (SUNY), the City University of New York (CUNY), the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), and the Public Services Corporation.

 

Awards / Professional Recognition

  • Top Twenty-five Super Lawyers in Criminal Defense,
    Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics 2004 – Present
    Best Lawyers in America 2013 – Present
  • Top 100
  • Rising Star, Washington Law & Politics, 2004
  • Rising Star, Washington Law & Politics, 2003
  • Rising Star, Washington Law & Politics, 2002
  • Certificate of Achievement, National College of DUI Defense
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • Certificate of Achievement, NITA
  • Certificate of Achievement, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Washington State Bar Association
  • Robert J. Connelly Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, University at Buffalo School of Law

 

Speaking Engagements

  • 2016 WFCJ Defending DUIs – Opening & Closing Statement Presentation (Upcoming)
  • 2016 WSBA Readmission Course Evidence Presentation
  • 2016 Taste of Trial Lawyers College Presentation
  • 2016 Seattle University Law School Co-chair of Cross-Examination CLE
  • 2016 Seattle University Law School DUI Blood Evidence Presentation
  • 2016 National College for Defending DUIs – Advanced Course in Blood Analysis and Trial Advocacy, Fort Collins, CO – Instructor
  • 2015 WSBA Readmission Course Evidence Presentation
  • 2015 WSAJ Lessons from Trial Presentation
  • 2015 WSAJ Voir Dire Presentation and Demo
  • 2015 WFCJ Defending DUIs, Blood Testing Presentation
  • 2015 Trial Lawyers College – Voir Dire Regional Seminar, San Diego, CA – Staff Instructor
  • 2015 Trial Lawyers College – Defense of the Damned, Dubois, WY
  • 2015 Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons In-house DUI CLE
  • 2015 NACDL Cross-examination Presentation, New Orleans, LA
  • 2015 UW Trial Advocacy Lecture – Theme Analysis and Development
  • 2015 National College for Defending DUIs – Advanced Course in Blood Analysis and Trial Advocacy, Fort Collins, CO – Instructor
  • 2014 Trial Lawyers College – WA Regional Seminar, Leavenworth, WA – Staff Instructor
  • 2014 Trial Lawyers College – September Class – Staff Instructor
  • 2014 WSAJ Luvera Seminar – Closing Argument Presentation
  • 2014 Trial Lawyers College – Discovering the Story, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2014 Trial Lawyers College – Direct and Cross Examination, San Diego, CA
  • 2014 Superior Court Boot Camp
  • 2013 Trial Lawyers College – Staff Training
  • 2013 NITA Deposition Program, Seattle, WA
  • 2013 Trial Lawyers College – Opening Statements – California
  • 2013 Trial Lawyers College – September Class – Staff Instructor
  • 2012 WSBA Voir Dire in Tort Cases
  • 2012 WSBA Evidence Presentation
  • 2012 WFCJ DUI Seminar
  • 2012 Trial Lawyers College – Finding the Story, California, Staff Instructor
  • 2012 Trial Lawyers College – Psychodrama for Lawyers, Staff Instructor
  • 2011 WSBA Evidence Presentation
  • 2011 WFCJ Defending DUIs Seminar
  • 2011 Thurston County Legal Services – Trial Skills
  • 2011 National College for Defending DUIs, First Person Opening Statements, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 2011 NITA Northwest Regional Program, Instructor
  • 2011 National College for Defending DUIs, Opening Statement Presentation, Mexico
  • 2010 Trial Lawyers College – Closing Argument Presentation2010 Kenya Trial Advocacy – Justice Advocacy Africa
  • 2010 DCMJA – DUI Presentation to District and Municipal Judges
  • 2010 Trial Lawyers College – Discovering the Story for Trial
  • 2010 Trial Lawyers College – Advance Trial Skills Course with Josh Karton
  • 2010 WSAJ – Voir Dire Presentation
  • 2010 WSBA Criminal Justice Institute
  • 2010 WSBA – Evidence Boot Camp
  • 2010 Botswana – Trial Advocacy – Justice Advocacy Africa
  • 2009 WSTLA – Presentation on DUI Defense
  • 2009 WACDL – Presentation on Vehicular Homicide and Assault Trials
  • 2009 NITA – Trial Advocacy – Mexico City
  • 2009 Judicial Conference – District and Municipal Judges – Presentation on Forensic Sciences Re Breath Testing
  • 2009 Botswana Trial Advocacy – Justice Advocacy Africa
  • 2008 Washington Young Lawyers Division Trial Advocacy Program Cross-Examination and Re-Direct Lecture
  • 2008 Trial Lawyers College Regional Seminar, Santa Fe, New Mexico Instructor/Staff
  • 2008 Washington State Bar Association CLE – How to Practice More Effectively in Courts of Limited Jurisdiction – General Criminal procedures
  • 2008 National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Northwest Regional Program – Trial Skills Instructor
  • 2008 Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College – Instructor/Staff
  • 2008 15th Annual Criminal Justice Institute – Evidence Trial Tips: Common Objections in Trial, Jury Selection, and Preserving the Record
  • 2008 Trial Lawyers College Regional Seminar, Leavenworth, Washington Instructor/Staff
  • 2008 Public Defender Association CLE DUI Breath Testing Issues
  • 2007 Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College – Instructor/Staff
  • 2007 Washington State Trial Lawyers Association – Summer Convention
  • 2007 WSP BAC Breath Test Technician Course – Mock Trial
  • 2007 Trial Lawyers College Regional Seminar, Leavenworth, Washington Instructor/Staff
  • 2007 University of Washington, School of Law – Trial Advocacy Program – Voir Dire Lecture
  • 2007 Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Taste of Trial Lawyers College
  • 2006 Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, Graduate Course – Instructor/Staff
  • 2006 Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College – Instructor/Staff
  • 2006 District and Municipal Court Judges Association – Discussion on Field Sobriety Tests – September 2006
  • 2006 District and Municipal Court Judges Association – Discussion on Field Sobriety Tests – August 2006
  • 2006 Washington Young Lawyers Division Trial Advocacy Program – Cross-Examination and Re-Direct Lecture
  • 2006 Washington State Bar Association CLE – DUI Law Telecast
  • 2006 Pierce County Bar Association CLE – DUI Law: The Hot Topics
  • 2006 National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) – Northwest Regional Program – Demonstration on Closing Argument
  • 2006 Trial Lawyers College Regional Seminar, Leavenworth, Washington – Instructor/Staff
  • 2006 District and Municipal Court Judges Association – Spring Program DUI Traffic Instructions: New pattern Jury Instructions
  • 2006 WSP BAC Breath Test Technician Course – Mock Trial
  • 2006 ACA Trial Skills Lecture – Opening and Closing Statements
  • 2005 Washington Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers – DUI Lecture – Tri-cities
  • 2005 Pittman’s Legal Line Radio Show
  • 2005 Washington Young Lawyers Division Trial Advocacy Program – Cross-Examination and Re-Direct Lecture
  • 2005 12th Annual Criminal Justice Institute – Keeping Up With DUI Developments: Discrepancy Legislation, A New Breathalyzer Machine; New Portable Testing WACs
  • 2005 Clark County Bar Association CLE – DUI Update Presentation
  • 2005 National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) – Northwest Regional Program June 18 -26
  • 2005 Family Law Trials: The Dynamics of Advocacy
  • 2004 Washington State Bar Association CLE – The Advantages of Anti-Bias Awareness, Cultural Competency, and Respecting Diversity, Diversity and Jury Selection Considerations
  • 2004 Washington Young Lawyers Division Trial Advocacy Program
  • 2003 Washington’s District Court Judge’s Conference
  • 2003 Defending DUIs Seminar – DataMaster Debunked
  • 2003 Whatcom County Public Defender’s CLE

 

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • EAGLE, Member Washington State Association for Justice
  • Former fellow, The William L. Dwyer American Inn of Court
  • Former Chair and Board of Director, Lawyers Helping Hungry Children
  • Former Secretary and Board Member, Seattle Shakespeare Company
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Former Chair and Executive Board of Director, WSBA Criminal Law Section
  • Member, Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • Founding Member, Northwest Academy of DUI Defense
  • Former Chair and Steering Committee Member, WSBA Criminal Justice Institute
  • Former member, Washington Pattern Jury Instructions Motor Vehicle Crimes Subcommittee
  • Former Chair, WACDL Public Education Committee

 

Publications

  • Did Donahue Reverse 40 years of Criminal Precedence, Trial News, WSTLA
  • Cross-Examination—It’s All about Story Telling, Defense Magazine, WACDL
  • DUI Law Awaiting High Court Ruling, Bar Bulletin, KCBA
  • DUI Law, Defense Magazine, WACDL
  • The Patriot Act—Not so Patriotic!, Warrior, Trial Lawyers College
  • Blood Chapter (only), Defending DUIs in Washington – Book (Lexis/Nexis)
  • An Interview with the USA Patriot Act, WSBA Criminal Law Section
  • Reducing DUIs: Doomed to Repeat History?, Bar Bulletin, KCBA

 

Education

University at Buffalo School of Law, JD
State University of New York 1991 – 1994

University at Albany, BA Mathematics
State University of New York 1983 – 1987

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