J. Brian Duncan, Jr.
Brian Duncan was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Graham, Texas. He completed his undergraduate degree at Texas Tech University. In 2005, Mr. Duncan moved to Birmingham, Alabama to attend law school at the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University and to become part of Cumberland’s nationally recognized trial advocacy program. During law school Mr. Duncan was a member of Cumberland’s National Trial Team and National Moot Court Team. Mr. Duncan’s mock trial and moot court teams were successful in many competitions. Mr. Duncan was personally recognized on several occasions for his courtroom skills, including being named the Overall Best Advocate in the Lone Star National Mock Trial Competition in San Antonio, Texas and a Regional Best Advocate in the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition in St. Louis, Missouri. He was selected into the Order of Barristers for excellence in courtroom advocacy.
Mr. Duncan also excelled academically in law school. He was a member the Cumberland Law Review where he helped edit scholarly articles related to legal issues. Mr. Duncan was selected by the school faculty to be a Caruthers Fellow to mentor and assist first-year law students in legal research and writing. He also received a Scholar of Merit Award for achieving the highest grade in his medical liability course. In 2008, Mr. Duncan graduated from Cumberland with honors.
Since graduation from law school Mr. Duncan has been lead and co-counsel in numerous cases with multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements. Most recently, Mr. Duncan obtained a $2.4 million jury verdict against Farmers Insurance for fraudulent representations made to a local insurance agent, Morris v. Farmers Insurance Group, Inc., et. al., (CV-2010-900355). In 2012, Mr. Duncan was co-counsel on two medical malpractice/wrongful death actions that resulted in significant jury verdicts, Juno v. Dr. Amare, et. al., (CV-2008-90110) $140 million jury verdict; and Oden v. Springhill Memorial Hospital, (CV-2010-900421) $15 million jury verdict.
Mr. Duncan has handled a range of different types of cases on behalf of individuals and small businesses that have been the victim of someone’s wrongful conduct. Mr. Duncan has represented clients in cases involving business disputes, medical negligence, industrial accidents, defective products, daycare negligence, insurance coverage disputes, eighteen-wheeler trucking accidents, automobile accidents and other types of cases involving substantial financial damages, catastrophic personal injury or death.
Mr. Duncan, his wife, Breana, and their three children, Ella, Luke, and Claire, reside in Fairhope.
Mr. Duncan is a member of the Mobile Bar Association, the South Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, the Alabama Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice where he is a member of the Public Affairs Committee.
Mr. Duncan was named one of Alabama’s Rising Stars by Super Lawyers magazine in 2011 and 2012.
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