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Francisco A. Duarte

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Practice Areas:

  • Misdemeanor and Felony Offenses
  • Serious Traffic Offenses
  • Vehicular Homicides
  • Vehicular Assaults

Education

  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - 1994
  • State University of New York, University at Albany
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Major: Mathematics

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 1995

Published Works

  • 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

Honors

  • 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

Classes/Seminars

  • 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
  • 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 Presentation 2010 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

Past Positions

  • Fox Bowman Duarte, PLLC, Partner, 1998 to 2010
  • King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 1995 to 1998
  • Office of the Washington State Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General, 1994 to 1995
  • Bermingham & Cook, PC, Law Clerk, 1992 to 1994
  • Ways and Means Committee, Assembly, New York State Legislature, Legislative Budget Analyst for Higher Education, 1987 to 1991

Professional 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

Current Employment Positions

  • Partner