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Why Hire My Firm

White Earth

Richard L. Duquette, Award-Winning Trial Attorney Since 1983

When in need of legal counsel or representation, the last thing you want is to retain an attorney who does not care for you or for the outcome of your case. The best decision you can make when facing a bicycle injury claim or criminal charges is to retain an attorney who will give their full attention and dedication to your case. At the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette, I handle each client's case personally and take the time to connect with my clients. Few firms offer the level of personal care and compassion that can be found when you retain my firm handle your claim or criminal defense.

My approach to each case is methodical, although individualized, in order to ensure that nothing important is overlooked that can affect the outcome of your case. First, I deeply investigate the details and facts so that I can build the strongest possible case. Second, I research the laws that are associated with the client's accident or criminal charges in order to determine what strategies are available to win their case. Third, I file motions as necessary and conduct focus groups and mock trials when needed. All of these actions contribute to the strength and ultimate outcome of each client's case.

The level of preparation and attention I provide for each client has not gone unnoticed. My personal injury case results and my criminal defense case results speak volumes about my ability to successfully represent my clients and handle their cases. My clients have also provided extensive personal injury testimonials and criminal defense testimonials that praise my firm's excellent service and attention to them on a personal level. I get to know my clients on a personal level, even getting to know their family, in order to ensure that their case is handled to meet their individual needs.

Awards & Accolades

In addition to all of the above, I and my firm have been recognized and awarded by peers and attorney rating services. I have a 4.8 AV Preeminent® Rating with Martindale-Hubbell® and a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating. I am also a 2012 recipient of the Avvo Clients' Choice Award, which is only given to Avvo-rated attorneys who have received five or more ratings of four stars or more. Additionally, I was listed in the 2013 edition of San Diego Magazine's Top Lawyers in San Diego.

Retain an Attorney in Oceanside, CA

Contact my firm at your earliest convenience if you are in need of excellent representation. I have served the Oceanside community since 1983 and always seek to give back to the community. As an avid cyclist, I advocate for bicycle safety and regularly sponsor races in the Oceanside area. I'm also a strong advocate for justice and am an active trial lawyer who regularly represents clients in the courtroom.

Award-Winning Trial Lawyer with Proven Advocacy Since 1983

Richard L. Duquette has been fighting for his clients since 1983.  According to the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, Richard's legal abilities have been rated "exceptional", and his legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience have all been rated 5 out of 5. Whether you or someone you love has been arrested for a crime or injured in an accident, Richard and his staff have the knowledge, experience, and training to help.

“Got into a bicycle vs car mishap resulting in a few nights in the ICU thus hospital bills were mounting in the low 6 figures. Shopped around for legal guidance which led me to attorney and fellow cyclist Richard Duquette who came highly recommended in the San Diego cycling community. The cohesive team worked hard on my behalf and Duquette's generational experience helped navigate and apply pressure to the appropriate parties when necessary. Was able to get the maximum recovery so I could recover without the added stress of paying hospital bills over the next decade. Would highly recommend.”

- Byron

Awards & Recognition

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