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Duncan has broad experience handling complex civil litigation matters.  He has achieved outstanding results for his clients through a combination of zealous advocacy and creative problem-solving and counseling.  He is well-versed in all phases of litigation, and has argued multiple cases before the Washington State Supreme Court.

Before joining Savitt Bruce & Willey, Duncan was a partner at Riddell Williams and a principal at Rafel Manville, both in Seattle.  He is a cooperating attorney with the ACLU, and has represented the Fremont Sunday Market and many other clients pro bono.  He is a Past President of the Board of Directors of On the Boards, a contemporary performing arts organization.  Duncan is a graduate, cum laude, of the University of Chicago Law School.

When not in the office, Duncan spends as much time he can with his wife (also a lawyer) and their two lovely little girls.  His other interests include cycling, hiking, and taking many, many photos, some of which are in focus.

Areas of Practice

Prior Professional Experience

  • Rafel Manville PLLC, Seattle WA, Principal, 2005-2007
  • Riddell Williams PS, Seattle WA, 2000-2005
    • Partner, 2005
    • Associate, 2000-2005
  • Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, Chicago IL, 1999-2000


  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D. cum laude, 1999
  • Princeton University, A.B., Architecture, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • Illinois (inactive)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington