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  • Rescued by Your Keen Professionalism and Perseverance
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    “John and I would have fallen into the cracks of injustice and paid dearly had it not been for your keen professionalism and perseverance. You are truly a fine scholar of law and your guiding hand was a comfort during this confusing and stressful time for us.”

    John and Beth

  • It Pays to Have a Skilled Lawyer Like You
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    “I want to thank you for the great service you gave me on handling my DUI case. I was dreading the outcome of the case but with your great support I was extremely satisfied with the decision of the court. With only 3 months of school and limited work program which the lady at the court told me that I should have received a tougher sentence, but with your help it was reduced due to your professional association and knowledge of the court system. I had talked to some people who didn’t use a lawyer and they were handed out the maximum sentence of 18 months of school along with jail time, so it pays to have a skilled lawyer like you to keep someone out of this type of situation. Great job by you and your staff, and thank you very much for all the great assistance you have given me.”

    Larry K.

  • Thank You for Your Unyielding Support
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    “Dear Richard, Karen, and Mrs. Duquette, Thank you ever so much for your extreme professionalism, dedication and unyielding support for me during a most difficult and challenging time of my life. I am eternally grateful. This time spent is not in vain. Others in my field of influence will benefit from my experience. Certainly, I will never put myself in this form of harm's way again. I restated verbatim to John B concerning my outcome and the conditions of the dismissal. John is very impressed and will speak to Charles S. on Richard’s behalf in regards to his expertise with dreaded DUI cases that John no longer retains. Karen and Mrs. Duquette: thank you for your compassion and congeniality. With profound gratitude and respect, Cathleen T.”

    Cathleen T.

  • Master Sergeant Thanks You
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    “Dear Mr. Duquette, On behalf of MSGT Michael S, his parents Norton & Linda S. and ourselves, we sincerely thank you for your instantaneous response, time, and efforts that you have put into Michael’s case. You have made the outcome of this case more bearable for the family and it has given Michael the chance to change some of the issues in his life to make him the Marine that he really is and should be. As Michael’s parents were not able to meet you or be there in person, we have assured them of your kindness, intelligence and huge support you rendered for their son, Michael. Once again, with heartfelt thanks, we appreciate all you have done for this family.”

    James & Ty H.

  • Case Handled Promptly and Expectations Met
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    “My DUI was handled promptly and my expectations were met. I would recommend Richard Duquette.”

    T.S.

  • Highly Recommend Mr. Duquette
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    “When I hired Mr. Duquette for my DUI, my expectations were more than met. The court was slow, Richard was fast. I was recommended by a family friend and I would be quick to recommend another of my own. Mr. Duquette was prompt with infallible logic which he presented in a result driven manner. Highly recommended.”

    Greg L.

  • Professional and Knowledgeable
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    “Mr. Duquette handled my 2nd DUI very promptly and professionally. I would recommend him because he is professional and demanding. He is also knowledgeable of law. I had no idea what [I] was getting into, but Mr. Duquette took time to explain.”

    Oscar L.

  • Got a Lighter Sentence - Handled the Case Very Well
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    “When I was arrested for DUI, it was a very trying time. You always see the worst, but hope for the best. Mr. Duquette handled my case promptly and professionally. I would recommend him because our meetings were always professional. He informed me of what I needed to put together before the hearing and said if I gave him what he requested, I would likely get a lighter sentence. That happened. I would recommend Richard without a doubt. He explains everything to you and what to expect. He handled the case very well. R.S.”

    R.S.

  • Thank You for Being Pugnacious in Fighting
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    “Little Pugsley [bean bag dog] is our thank you to you for being so pugnacious in fighting to get our settlement. We appreciate all you have done for us and we hope you will think of us when you see Pugsley.”

    Kathy and Jim

  • Goes the Extra Mile
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    “Richard is very passionate about his work and goes the extra mile for his client. He does a thorough job of informing the client of the progress of the case and makes himself accessible to the client at any time. He was able to settle my case without the hassle of going to trial and I’m pleased with the results. Thanks Richard for all your hard work.”

    Sherry N.

  • Feel More Confident Because of Mr. Duquette
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    “I am very thankful for the time he took on a Monday night for me. He outlined all of the things I need to do in order to win my case. He provided direction and a thorough explanation, and volunteered his expertise on my behalf. He is kindly mannered, expressed his concern for my case, and I believe he takes a lot of pride in helping people. I hope I find justice in my case and get through this difficult time, and as of now, I feel more confident this will happen for me because Mr. Duquette reached out.”

    Colleen R.

  • Thanks for Your Caring and Hard Work
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    “Thanks for all your caring and hard work.”

    Al and Steve

  • Thank You for Your Hard Work
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    “Thank you for all your hard work.”

    Brian B.

  • The Damage Control You Achieved is Greatly Appreciated
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    “Dear Richard, The damage control you achieved in this case is greatly appreciated – being able to avoid custody in Vista made it livable. If anyone I know is ever unfortunate enough to get in any trouble down your way, you can be sure I’ll recommend you. Thanks again!”

    Diana S.

  • My Expectations Were Met and My Case was Handled Promptly
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    “I would recommend Richard Duquette. My expectations were met and my case was handled promptly.”

    P.P.

  • The Amount of Time and Energy Richard and His Team Front-Loaded was Astounding
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    “I wanted to take the opportunity to recognize some really excellent lawyering by Richard Duquette, in what must be one of the toughest practice areas – sex crime criminal defense. I referred a client to Richard who was facing several very serious charges and many years of incarceration. These charges, upon closer inspection, were significantly overblown – which is not surprising due to the current highly-charged political climate around such cases. At the client’s request, I stayed involved and monitored the case and Richard’s work. It became instantly clear to me how difficult these cases can be to defend and how important it is that experienced, thorough, and compassionate attorneys, like Richard, are actually willing to do such unpopular work. The amount of time and energy that Richard and his team front-loaded into the case was astounding. Perhaps, even more importantly, this mountain of work with investigators, psychologists, and forensic experts was done efficiently and cost-effectively and was a key factor in the result achieved. In the face of an entrenched prosecutor and hostile judge, Richard was able to carve out the majority of the claims and settle the remaining counts for concurrent statutory minimum sentences – an objectively appropriate result. Regardless of how you personally feel about these difficult and usually heart-breaking cases, there is no question that we all have clients who at some point may need a referral for just such an attorney. I suggest you keep Richard Duquette in mind if and when you get that referral request.”

    J.R.

  • Mr. Duquette is a Very Kind and Caring Man
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    “Mr. Duquette is a very kind and caring man. I would recommend him because everything went as Richard said they would.”

    M.M.

  • No Surprises During the Entire Process
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    “I would recommend Richard Duquette because all the details of the case were handled smoothly and I got no surprises during the entire process.”

    Steve F.

  • Mr. Duquette Handled My Case Promptly
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    “Mr. Duquette handled my case promptly and I would recommend him.”

    George W.

  • He Acted as Coach, Advisor and Confidante
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    “I wholeheartedly recommend Richard Duquette as an attorney. As he handled my case, I recognized his personal interest in my well-being beyond the legal issues involved. He understood the stress and confusion associated with being a defendant and included my family in his counsel. Unlike those television commercial law offices, Richard handles your case personally and his staff knows your name and unique situation. Throughout the handling of my case, he acted as coach, advisor and confidante; taking the time to explain and clearly communicate my options. I was especially impressed with his scholarly attention to changes in the law and evolving legal precedents. It was clear he was continually improving this knowledge of contemporary relevant decisions to better represent me and future clients. His relationship with court staff, judges, and fellow attorneys positively impacted the outcome of my case. Based on his negotiation skills, he was able to reduce a monetary liability by 75%; essentially paying for his services with the savings. I hope to never have to use Richard again, but if I do, he’s the man!”

    Chris S.

  • It’s Not Just that You Do Things, it’s the Wonderful Way You Do them
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    “It’s not just that you do things, it’s the wonderful way you do them! Very truly yours, Miriam C. and Joseph W. S. Jr.”

    Miriam C. and Joseph W. S. Jr.

  • Thanks for the Great Work on My Case
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    ““Richard and Team – Thanks for the great work on my case.””

    Mal & Dona

  • Thank You for All Your Hard Work on My Behalf
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    “Thank you again for all your hard work on my behalf. Please extend my thank to your staff and very best wishes for a happy summertime.”

    Maureen S.

  • You Were Certainly Worth Every Dime
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    “I appreciate your efforts on my behalf… You were certainly worth every dime in a time when most things are not.”

    Alice M.

  • We Appreciate Your Strength and Guidance
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    “A heartfelt thank you to you and your staff for all you’ve done in David’s behalf. We appreciate your strength and guidance throughout these very difficult times”

    David, Patricia and Family.

  • Your Support Made My Case Easier to Deal with
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    “Thank you so much for taking my case. Your support during the experience made it a little easier to deal with. Thanks again.”

    Joan

  • Helped Me Reach the Best Result I Could Expect
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    “Dear Richard and Staff, I wish to express my deep appreciation for your recent work on my case. You and your staff always made me feel very comfortable in an alarming situation. You carefully explained my case to me and helped me to see the best result I could expect. I certainly do and will recommend your Law Firm and yourself. Best Regards, Gratefully Randy R.”

    Randy R.

  • Thank You Very Much for All You have Done
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    “Thank you very much for all you have done. I really appreciate all you Kim and Terri have done.”

    Lois

  • You Made this Awful Incident Easier to Bear!
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    “Kim, thank you and Richard for making this awful incident a little easier to bear!!!”

    Susanna

  • You Made a Difficult Experience Enjoyable
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    “Thank you for all the hard work that went into our case. You were prepared with a positive attitude. I really appreciate your professionalism. You made a difficult experience enjoyable. You are great! Thank you.”

    Lois

  • Thank You for Your Creativity and Insightfulness
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    “Thank you for your special touch. Your creativity and insightfulness turned a very difficult challenging situation into a fun and interesting event. Your attention to detail mixed with a wonderful sense of playfulness worked it’s magic for me. Thank you for the gift of the moment. It was a nice day.”

    Joe

  • I Avoided Custody
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    “The damage control you achieved in this case is greatly appreciated – being able to avoid custody made it livable. If anyone I know is ever unfortunate enough to get in any trouble down your way, you can be sure I’ll recommend you. Thanks again!”

    Diana

  • We're Pleased with the Results
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    “David and I want to thank you for all you did on David’s case. We’re pleased with the results. Thank you.”

    Dave and Barb

  • I Wish there were More Attorneys Like You
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    “It was a pleasure knowing and working with you. I wish there were more attorneys like you, a true gentleman and scholar. Thanks again!”

    Yolanda

  • Thank You for Representing Me
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    “I lived in Montana the first twenty four years of my life and it was a heartfelt pleasure to meet someone with an appreciation of the Great West. Thank you for representing me.”

    Betty

  • You Didn't Let My Daughter Down
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    “I am grateful for all that you accomplished for my daughter Michelle. Your expertise and court-side manner provided the best possible outcome, given her situation. Her future was in your hands and you didn’t let her down. That means a lot to me. On behalf of the family, and myself, that you for your efforts.”

    Michael O.

  • Thank You for Helping Me
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    “Thank you for helping me.”

    Nicole G.

  • You are a True Friend
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    “I can’t thank you enough for all your help. You are a true friend.”

    Randy T.

  • Appreciate Your Work More than You Imagine
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    “Thank you for everything. I appreciate it more than you imagine.”

    Bryan M.

  • Thank You for Your Legal Guidance and Assistance
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    “Wanted to thank you for all your legal guidance and assistance, will seek your personal services in the future.”

    Jeannene M.

  • Sincere Appreciation for Your Thoughtfulness and Help
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    “With sincere appreciation for your thoughtfulness and all your help. I know I must have been a pain in the neck. I really do mean it when I say Thank you.”

    Jamie L.

  • I Appreciate Your Work More than You Can Know
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    “Thank you…I realize that this matter took some time, and want you to know that I really do appreciate it more than you can know. Let us hope this is the end of a distasteful episode for me. Again, thank you!”

    Tomi L.W.

  • We are Happy with Your Service
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    “Best to you…We are happy with your service.”

    Hank & Dorothy B.

  • Thanks for a Job Well Done
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    “Thanks for a job well done.”

    Shirley

  • Greatly Appreciated His Insights
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    “I’m thankful I was referred to Richard Duquette. He spent time with me asking probing questions regarding my accident and highlighted several things I had no idea about. And although he did not take the case (mainly because I was riding on the sidewalk, which is the problem), I really appreciated his insights and the fact that he offered his advice as to how to handle my claim vis-a-vis the insurance companies. What impressed me the most was that he preferred not to spend my money knowing the odds - unlike a lot of unscrupulous lawyers would.”

    Joseph S.

  • Understands the Cyclist's Perspective in an Accident
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    “I want to thank you for your courtesy and professionalism this morning. I was referred to you by a member of the San Diego Triathlon Club and it was very reassuring to talk to someone who understands the cyclists’ perspective in an accident. This is a stressful situation for me and I sincerely appreciate your guidance and willingness to help out a fellow athlete.”

    Lisa S.

  • Bicycle vs. Auto Case - Better Settlement than Expected
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    “My Bicycle vs. Auto case was handled promptly and I would recommend Richard because he handled my case as if it was his main priority and obtained a greater settlement than I expected.”

    Mark B.

  • Thanks for Getting My Case Resolved so Quickly and in My Favor
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    “I suffered a bicycle vs. door injury. I would recommend Richard Duquette as he was very open and answered all inquires in a timely and forthright fashion. I also want to thank you for taking my case on – for working to get me a fabulous new bike so fast. Also thanks for getting my case resolved so quickly and in my favor. You went above and beyond!”

    Karen C.

  • My Expectations and then Some were Met
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    “I was in a Bicycle Accident involving a car. My expectations and then some were met. It took less than a year from the date of my accident to resolve my case. I would recommend Richard because it was more like a friend handling my case.”

    John S.

  • Treated Me More Like a Friend than a Client
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    “I had a Bicycle Injury case. Richard came to my house and treated me more like a friend than a client. My case was handled promptly and all my expectations were met.”

    L.O.

  • Were Able to Get the Best Result Possible
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    “I would recommend Richard Duquette because my case had some difficult aspects to it and Richard provided sound advice throughout and especially in regards to settlement and holding out. By declining the initial settlement offer we were able to get the best result possible.”

    Chris T.

  • My Case was Dealt with Professionally and in a Timely Manner
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    “Richard is straight forward and efficient: I really felt my case was dealt with professionally and in a timely manner, no dragging along or surprises. Richard is a triathlon geek too, so it made our communication about my bicycle accident very easy and he clearly understood the impact of my injuries and could easily relate to my experience. Thumbs-up for the outcome and the service along the way. Not forgetting the great job of his assistant Karen keeping track of the logistics and sending reminders, emails and phone calls. Big thanks for the Duquette team and I hope to see you on the road soon.”

    Max L.

  • Don't Try to Handle it Yourself - Call Richard!
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    “After my first accident 15 years ago, I settled directly with the insurance company and thought I had done OK. My recent accident was more serious (broken bones and destroyed bike) and it was recommended that I contact Richard Duquette. I was very pleased at how he thoroughly explained the process, what I was to do, and what to expect at the end. Things played out as he described and I was compensated very well by the insurance company. If you have an accident, don’t try to handle it yourself – call Richard and he will be very helpful”

    Jim S.

  • Truly Understands and Cares About His Fellow Cyclists
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    “I’m proud to say that he [Richard Duquette] is currently representing me, and the man TRULY understands and cares about his fellow cyclists, their rights, and safety. Thanks, Richard. Mike B. (e-mail to local bike club)”

    Mike B.

  • Fought for Me and Genuinely Cared About My Healing
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    “Richard Duquette is far more than an attorney. Last August I was hit by a bus while riding my bicycle and needed help in so many ways. Richard not only gave me expert legal advice but supported and guided me through the turmoil that was ahead. He fought for me like a loyal pit bull and genuinely cared about my physical and emotional healing. My wife and I cannot thank Richard, Kim, Karen and Jim enough for all of their hard work on my case.”

    Joltin’ Johnny E.

  • Unbending Commitment to His Clients
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    “Expert Endorsement: As an expert witness, I have worked with hundreds of attorneys on bicycle related accidents. Richard Duquette clearly stands out with his strong work ethic, attention to forensic detail and an unbending commitment to help his clients resolve and win their cases. - John Howard, Cycling Coach and Owner of John Howard Performance Sports Hawaii Ironman Triathlon Winner, 1981 Gold Medalist at the 1971 Pan-Am Games Road Race USA Cycling Elite level Road Championships Winner, four times, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975 Olympic Team Rider, 1968, 1972, 1976”

    John Howard

  • He Negotiated an Equitable and Fair Settlement
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    “I had a personal injury bicycle accident case. Mr. Duquette went above and beyond my expectations. My case was handled promptly and everything went according to the expected timeline. I would recommend Richard because he knows his stuff and had the experience to handle bicycle cases. Richard understood what had happened to me, what the present and future implications and ramifications could have been as a result of the accident. He was not intimidated by the fact we were dealing with two different countries, laws, and possible difficulties associated with pursuing such a case. He negotiated an equitable and fair settlement. I was very pleased. Jim M. (TCSD member) January 2013”

    Jim M.

  • His Thoroughness Will Astound You
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    “I’m extremely appreciative of the service and treatment I received from the Law Office of Richard Duquette, Esq. Throughout a long, four year lawsuit, involving defective front forks of an expensive road bicycle, Richard and his staff were supportive both mentally and emotionally. For those contemplating going to trial, be prepared for a physically and emotionally draining experience. That being said, Richard does give his all for his clients. Once he has committed himself to a case, his thoroughness will astound you. Even though a client may not fully understand Richard’s though processes, it eventually becomes crystal clear as things solidify. Richard is shrewd, incredibly brilliant and a true fighter for his client. Although my case was a partial victory, beating 2 out of 3 defendants, there is no one else I would have in my corner other than Richard Duquette, Esq. I would be honored for Richard to use my entire case to educate the public for similar cases, including on his website. Thank you Richard, Kim, Karen, Jim and Shelly! Shelley B. November 1, 2012”

    Shelley B.

  • Richard Really Knows His Stuff
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    “I would recommend Richard Duquette for Attorney Services. He did a good job, very thorough job, very professional service. Richard really knows his stuff when it comes to Bike accidents and dealing with insurance companies. Sincerely, David M. October 24, 2012”

    David M.

  • Helped Me Get a Substantial Settlement
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    “Back in March I was hit by a truck while commuting home. My mother Susan V. suggested calling an attorney. She proceeded to show me Richard Duquette’s advert in the [newsletter]. I talked to Richard on the day after my accident, he said, I’ll drive down to meet you, and he did. I was very happy that he reached out to help me. Not only did he help me get a substantial settlement, he also obtained funds for my surgery that I need so I may work and ride. I want to thank the [club] for having Richard Duquette in the [newsletter]. Brian B. (e-mail to local bike club)”

    Brian B.

  • Great Settlement Due to a Good Lawyer
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    “You probably know about my car [/bike] accident last year in September and how severe my spine injury was. Not only that I’m back on track, but I got a great settlement due to having a good lawyer. If you need legal advise from an attorney who knows what it means to have a cycling injury and who successfully worked for so many cyclists, then feel free to contact Richard Duquette at rduquete@911law.com. Regards, Leonard M. (e-mail to local bike club)”

    Leonard M.

  • He is a Good Man and Will Help You
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    “Contact Tri Club member and Accident Attorney Richard Duquette by phone or email him at rduquete@911law.com. He is a good man and will help you. Emillio D. (Businessman – Non Client) (e-mail to local bike club)”

    Emilio D.

  • Worked Tirelessly to Get Me More Coverage
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    “Dear fellow Cyclists, Last November I was riding south on the Coast Highway through Leucadia and was hit by a boat being towed. The driver kept going and luckily there were witnesses that called the police. The driver was stopped in Solana Beach. The was the fortunate part. The unfortunate part was that I had a broken arm that required surgery to attach an eight inch plate with as many screws in my arm. It also caused me to be unable to work for nine months. The second bad break for me was that the driver was uninsured and my uninsured motorists coverage was not enough. After seeing attorney Richard Duquette’s information I called him for help. Richard immediately came to my house to discuss my options. I hired him and he worked tirelessly to get me more than my uninsured motorist coverage. He also kept my medical and car insurance companies from taking my settlement. There are two recommendations I have for all of my fellow cyclists. One, be sure you have a minimum amount of uninsured motorist coverage of $100,000. (I do now and it was maybe $50 more per year!) Richard had written articles about this. I had read them on the website but did not take action. Two, hire Richard Duquette to handle the case for you. We all enjoy a sport that has become more and more dangerous and we need a fellow cyclist like Richard Duquette to be there to fight for us!! Sincerely, J. Johnny E.”

    J. Johnny E.

  • Thank You for Your Discretion
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    “Thank you for your discretion when handling my case. Thanks also for going to my DMV hearing… M.S. recommended your excellent services to me. Thanks again.”

    Adrianne R.B.

  • Very Professional and Tough-Fighting
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    “Mr. Richard Duquette is a very professional and tough fighting attorney whom I’m glad represented me in my case. Mr. Duquette understands and knows the ins and outs of the law and what they entail. He is a very hard working attorney, he goes over and above what other lawyers and attorneys would do. In my particular case I was looking at a felony DUI with a 3 year prison sentence. With the help of Mr. Duquette and staff my charges were greatly reduced from a 3 year prison term to 3 months work furlough and 180 days of Scram. All cases are very different – you will not find a more hard working and diligent attorney that Richard Duquette. Sincerely, Leonard A. T. November 16, 2012”

    Leonard A. T.

  • DUI Charge Dismissed!
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    “I was charged with a DUI and I had no idea of the legal process that was involves or lay ahead of me. I am so fortunate that my friend handed Richard’s contact card to me. Not out of a stack of others, but from his personal wallet, and told me to see this man and he will help you through this. I called the very next morning and Richard met with me Saturday afternoon! In his office! Richard was influential in calming me down, educating me, and assuring me he could help me through this. On my DMV hearing, Richard even took his valuable time to go down with me to the hearing It is this kind of commitment, and his many years of experience, along with Richard knowing all the points of my particular case and the law, that led to a dismissal of my case by the DMV! This led to my court case hearing and the negotiating of a guilty plea to a reduced charge of a “Wet Reckless”, not a DUI. The DUI charge was dismissed! This resulted in substantial reduced fines, probation period, and enrollment in an alcohol program for me. - Markus”

    Markus

  • You Had My Best Interests in Mind
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    “I hired Richard Duquette for my DUI Case and was very happy with the outcome. I would recommend Richard to my family and friends because he handled my case quickly, and made this very simple and easy to understand. Thank you Richard for helping me. I feel that you had my best interests in mind and were very informative on what was going on in my case, which was comforting. - Renee”

    Renee

  • Avoided Jail Time - Thank You!
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    “(Richard Duquette) came very highly recommended to me so I hired him for my DUI second conviction case. I was happy with the outcome of my case, which was handled promptly. Considering the consequences of this 2nd DUI, I was very scared that I could’ve done some serious jail time. Especially considering my high B.A.C., Mr. Duquette, you definitely went the extra mile! You know your stuff! Thanks! - Dyanne B.”

    Dyanne B.

  • Dedicated His Heart and Soul on My Case
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    “My expectations were far exceeded when I hired Richard Duquette for my DUI case. Richard dedicated his heart and soul on my case. He is a dedicated lawyer who takes client’s concerns seriously and cares deeply about doing his best for his client. Simply put, Richard Duquette is the type of lawyer who brings a good name to all defense attorneys! - Matthew T.”

    Matthew T.

  • Exceeded My Expectations with My DUI Case
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    “Richard Duquette handled my DUI case promptly and exceeded my expectations. Richard counceled us through the legal process. He defended us with sharp, dedicated tenacity. He put his heart and soul into our case, and more importantly, he put years of experience and unsurpassed savvy in our defense. His skill and dedication humbles his peers. I would recommend Richard to my friends and family and I would not recommend anyone else. If, God forbid, I ever need a lawyer again, no one else will defend me. - Nicole D.”

    Nicole D.

  • Negotiated a Better Settlement than I Hoped!
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    “I was recently arrested for DUI and found myself in need of a good lawyer who could lessen my punishment and assist me through the court process. Mr. Duquette achieved these goals for me and made this stressful time of my life easier to cope with. He was thorough and professional and was able to negotiate a better settlement with the district attorney than I had originally hoped for. I recommend him to any person charged with driving under the influence. Thanks Richard!”

    Drew

  • Couldn't have Asked for Better Representation
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    “I wanted to extend to you my personal gratitude for getting my DUI pleaded down to a Dry Reckless. You showed me how great an attorney you truly are. Also, for taking the time to consistently help me through my case though you felt I was not following through. I have continued seeing my psychiatrist and marriage counseling, which has saved my marriage. I have not abused or drank alcohol since my DUI. Call the outcome of my case and divine intervention a wake up call. I will continue to refer anyone I know to you for legal representation as they are amazed already for what you have done for me….I forwarded all my friends your website…so they can see for themselves your achievements. lastly, I am glad you were the one working my case and I couldn’t have asked for better representation.”

    Michael P.

  • You Did a GREAT Job!
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    “You did a GREAT job! Thanks for all your help.”

    Dan

  • I Sincerely Appreciate Your Guidance
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    “I want to thank you for your courtesy and professionalism this morning. I was referred to you by a member of the San Diego Triathlon Club and it was very reassuring to talk to someone who understands the cyclists’ perspective in an accident. This is a stressful situation for me and I sincerely appreciate your guidance and willingness to help out a fellow athlete.”

    Lisa S.

  • Richard Gives His All For His Clients
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    “I’m extremely appreciative of the service and treatment I received from the Law Office of Richard Duquette, Esq. Throughout a long, four year lawsuit, involving defective front forks of an expensive road bicycle, Richard and his staff were supportive both mentally and emotionally. For those contemplating going to trial, be prepared for a physically and emotionally draining experience. That being said, Richard does give his all for his clients. Once he has committed himself to a case, his thoroughness will astound you. Even though a client may not fully understand Richard’s though processes, it eventually becomes crystal clear as things solidify. Richard is shrewd, incredibly brilliant and a true fighter for his client. Although my case was a partial victory, beating 2 out of 3 defendants, there is no one else I would have in my corner other than Richard Duquette, Esq. I would be honored for Richard to use my entire case to educate the public for similar cases, including on his website. Thank you Richard, Kim, Karen, Jim and Shelly!”

    Shelley B.

  • I Really Appreciated His Insights
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    “I’m thankful I was referred to Richard Duquette. He spent time with me asking probing questions regarding my accident and highlighted several things I had no idea about. And although he did not take the case (mainly because I was riding on the sidewalk, which is the problem), I really appreciated his insights and the fact that he offered his advice as to how to handle my claim vis-a-vis the insurance companies. What impressed me the most was that he preferred not to spend my money knowing the odds - unlike a lot of unscrupulous lawyers would.”

    Joseph S.

  • I Got a Great Settlement Due to Having a Good Lawyer
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    “You probably know about my car [/bike] accident last year in September and how severe my spine injury was. Not only that I’m back on track, but I got a great settlement due to having a good lawyer. If you need legal advise from an attorney who knows what it means to have a cycling injury and who successfully worked for so many cyclists, then contact Richard Duquette. ”

    Leonard M.

  • Richard Really Knows His Stuff
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    “I would recommend Richard Duquette for Attorney Services. He did a good job, very thorough job, very professional service. Richard really knows his stuff when it comes to Bike accidents and dealing with insurance companies.”

    David M.

  • All My Expectations Were Met
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    “I had a “Bicycle Injury” case. [Richard] came to my house and treated me more like a friend than a client. My case was handled promptly and all my expectations were met.”

    L.O.

  • I was Compensated Very Well
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    “After my first accident 15 years ago, I settled directly with the insurance company and thought I had done OK. My recent accident was more serious (broken bones and destroyed bike) and it was recommended that I contact Richard Duquette. I was very pleased at how he thoroughly explained the process, what I was to do, and what to expect at the end. Things played out as he described and I was compensated very well by the insurance company. If you have an accident, don’t try to handle it yourself – call Richard and he will be very helpful.”

    Jim S.

  • Truly Understands and Cares About His Fellow Cyclists
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    “I’m proud to say that he [Richard Duquette] is currently representing me, and the man TRULY understands and cares about his fellow cyclists, their rights, and safety. Thanks Richard.”

    Mike B.

  • Went Above and Beyond My Expectations
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    “I had a personal injury bicycle accident case. Mr. Duquette went above and beyond my expectations. My case was handled promptly and everything went according to the expected timeline. I would recommend Richard because he knows his stuff and had the experience to handle bicycle cases. Richard understood what had happened to me, what the present and future implications and ramifications could have been as a result of the accident. He was not intimidated by the fact we were dealing with two different countries, laws, and possible difficulties associated with pursuing such a case. He negotiated an equitable and fair settlement. I was very pleased. ”

    Jim M.

  • Richard Duquette Clearly Stands Out With His Strong Work Ethic
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    “Expert Endorsement: "As an expert witness, I have worked with hundreds of attorneys on bicycle related accidents. Richard Duquette clearly stands out with his strong work ethic, attention to forensic detail and an unbending commitment to help his clients resolve and win their cases.” - John Howard, Cycling Coach and Owner of John Howard Performance Sports Hawaii Ironman Triathlon Winner, 1981 Gold Medalist at the 1971 Pan-Am Games Road Race USA Cycling Elite level Road Championships Winner, four times, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975 Olympic Team Rider, 1968, 1972, 1976. ”

    John Howard

  • I Was Very Happy That He Reached Out to Help Me
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    “Back in March I was hit by a truck while commuting home. My mother Susan V. suggested calling an attorney. She proceeded to show me Richard Duquette’s advert in the [newsletter]. I talked to Richard on the day after my accident, he said, I’ll drive down to meet you, and he did. I was very happy, that he reached out to help me. Not only did he help me get a substantial settlement, he also obtained funds for my surgery that I need so I may work and ride. I want to thank the [club] for having Richard Duquette in the [newsletter]. ”

    Brian B.

  • Right Away I was Impressed by His Range of Knowledge
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    “Richard is IT! If you are hit by a car while biking, get in touch with Richard Duquette as soon as you can. l have been very involved in bicycle advocacy and education for the last five years, and have promoted bikes as healthy and practical transportation within San Diego. So when my girlfriend was hit by a driver who cut her off on her commute home, I asked around and Richard came very recommended. Right away I was impressed by his range of knowledge and could tell that he puts a significant amount of work into each of his cases. He is hospitable and gets to know his clients while maintaining a very powerful position. He won't back down and he won't take any bullshit. He was very accommodating. Being a working couple, we did not always have time to travel to Oceanside or front money for medical expenses involved in the case. Richard accommodated us and explained every financial and technical detail in an understandable way. He found my girlfriend medical care and examinations that could be incorporated into the case. He came to our neighborhood to get to know us, and he was very careful to develop trust. Richard made a point of how much he believed in our case and the work we do professionally and in our community. He certainly helped us with the case better than I think anybody else could have, helped us maintain our work with the educational organization Bikes del Pueblo, and believe that with the right skills and knowledge working people can get what they need. ”

    A Personal Injury Client

  • Straightforward and Efficient
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    “Richard is straightforward and efficient: I really felt my case was dealt with professionally and in a timely manner, no dragging along or surprises. Richard is a triathlon geek too, so it made our communication about my bicycle accident very easy and he clearly understood the impact of my injuries and could easily relate to my experience. Thumbs-up for the outcome and the service along the way. Not forgetting the great job of his assistant Karen keeping track of the logistics and sending reminders, emails and phone calls. Big thanks for the Duquette team and I hope to see you on the road soon.”

    Max L.

  • My Case Was Handled Promptly and Timely
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    “Richard was recommended to me by a top Luxembourg triathlete. Richard had helped him, and he did the same for me. I was pleased with the results and my case was handled promptly and timely.”

    Mark M.

  • Richard Provided Sound Advice Throughout
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    “I would recommend Richard Duquette because my case had some difficult aspects to it and Richard provided sound advice throughout and especially in regards to settlement and holding out. By declining the initial settlement offer we were able to get the best result possible.”

    Chris T.

  • Thank You Very Much For All You Did
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    “I just wanted to tell you thank you very much for all you did on behalf of my son Mark. I know that he will appreciate what you did especially when he goes to find work or school in the future. Thanks again.”

    Gary Z.

  • You Did a Great Job!
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    “You did a great job! Thanks for all your help. Not Guilty!”

    Dan

  • I'm On the Road to Recovery
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    “An update on your client, problem child. Anyway, I’m on the road to recovery and feel better than I have in 3 years. Thanks for your help.”

    Lisa L.

  • Your Devotion and Experience All got Me the Absolute Lightest Sentence
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    “I don’t know where to begin to thank you. Your guidance from the day we started working together, my case, your strategy and your devotion and experience all got me the absolute lightest sentence possible. All I did was follow your advice. All the best and good luck to you. Please thank Kim and all the staff. P.S. the guy sitting next to me while doing the paper, had to deal with the young angry DA and he got 75 day in jail for a 1st DUI!”

    Anonymous

  • He Was Able to Negotiate a Better Settlement
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    “I was recently arrested for DUI and found myself in need of a good lawyer who could lessen my punishment and assist me through the court process. Mr. Duquette achieved these goals for me and made this stressful time of my life easier to cope with. He was thorough and professional and was able to negotiate a better settlement with the district attorney than I had originally hoped for. I recommend him to any person charged with driving under the influence. Thanks Richard!””

    Drew

  • You and Your Staff Always Made Me Feel Very Comfortable
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    “Dear Richard and Staff, I wish to express my deep appreciation for your recent work on my case. You and your staff always made me feel very comfortable in an alarming situation. You carefully explained my case to me and helped me to see the best result I could expect. I certainly do and will recommend your Law Firm and yourself. Best Regards, Gratefully Randy R.”

    Randy R.

  • He Assured Me He Could Help Me Through This
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    “I was charged with a DUI and I had no idea of the legal process that was involves or lay ahead of me. I am so fortunate that my friend handed Richard’s contact card to me. Not out of a stack of others, but from his personal wallet, and told me to see this man and he will help you through this. I called the very next morning and Richard met with me Saturday afternoon! In his office! Richard was influential in calming me down, educating me, and assuring me he could help me through this. On my DMV hearing, Richard even took his valuable time to go down with me to the hearing It is this kind of commitment, and his many years of experience, along with Richard knowing all the points of my particular case and the law, that led to a dismissal of my case by the DMV! This led to my court case hearing and the negotiating of a guilty plea to a reduced charge of a “Wet Reckless”, not a DUI. The DUI charge was dismissed! This resulted in substantial reduced fines, probation period, and enrollment in an alcohol program for me.”

    A DUI Client

  • Mr. Duquette Is a Very Kind and Caring Man
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    “Mr. Duquette is a very kind and caring man. I would recommend him because everything went as Richard said they would.”

    M.M.

  • A Real Passion for His Work
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    “For several days after I was doored by a large truck, I had no thoughts of needing an attorney. But as it became more evident that my active lifestyle would be stifled for a long time, I called Richard on the advice of a friend. I had already made several strategic mistakes in my discussions with insurance adjusters, (I discovered that even my own insurance company, though very sympathetic, was not my friend in this case) but Richard was able to work around these and bring my case to a very successful conclusion. He has a real passion for his work and I always felt that he was totally focused on my situation. His attention to detail is superb. In working with me to prepare for deposition and trial, though we finally settled without a trial, he was extremely thorough and willing to take all the time necessary to make sure we were both ready. Richard is like a bulldog - a very experienced, intelligent, street savvy and persistent bulldog – determined to get the best that his client deserves. I’m very thankful to Richard for his hard work”

    Michael S.

  • Considerate, Compassionate and Personal Service
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    “I was recently in need of an attorney for criminal charges that had been filed against me. Having never before been arrested or even in a situation that required the help of an attorney I didn’t know where to turn. I decided to search online for lawyers in the North County area. I found Richard’s web page and was immediately impressed by Richard’s accomplishments and experience. I called Richard expecting to speak to a secretary and instead spoke directly to Richard. My mind was immediately put at ease after speaking to Richard for only a few minutes. He explained what he would be able to do for me if I choose to retain him as my attorney. Richard and I met to discuss my case the following day. The service I received was considerate, compassionate and personal. Throughout working with Richard I felt that I had a true ally working on my case. My case was resolved in my favor in less than one week. I would recommend Richard and his firm to anyone searching for an honest and compassionate attorney in the North county area. Thanks for helping me through one of the hardest most stressful times I have ever had.”

    Thomas L.

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