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Law Office of TheArthur A. Duncan
a difficult life growing up in Los Angeles and Buffalo, TheArthur Duncan
graduated from ECC. He went on to finish
law school and has his own private law practice. He is also the author of the
book, Felon-Attorney, that depicts the
personal struggles he had to overcome.
TheArthur Anthony Duncan II, Esq. did not have your
normal upbringing and path in life. He bounced back-and-forth between Los
Angeles, CA and Buffalo, NY with family.
After 8th grade, TheArthur left Buffalo and moved back to
Los Angeles to live with his mother and attend high school; where he had to
endure the LA street gangs and a drug addicted step-father. After graduating
from high school in LAA and briefly attending college, TheArthur came back to
Buffalo to visit and decided to stay. Thereafter, he began to sell drugs with
some childhood friends and was eventually incarcerated for three years in a
Upon his release from prison, he decided to turn his life
around and decided to attend ECC. He did this while working 40-plus hours a
week to help take care of his wife and three children. TheArthur had always
wanted to be a lawyer but wasn’t sure if his past would keep him from achieving
his dream. With the help of an ECC professor, he found out that it was going to
be a lot of hard work but that was possible. After graduating from ECC, he applied
to the University of Buffalo‘s Law School but was put on the waitlist two years
in a row. After being denied admission for the second time, TheArthur had to
leave his family and go to law school in Cleveland to pursue his career goals.
After his first year in law school, he worked as a summer
intern for then Buffalo City Court Judge, the Hon. E. Jeanette Ogden. TheArthur
then reapplied to UB’s law school and was accepted as a transfer student.
TheArthur excelled at UB Law School and was elected president of UB’s Black Law
Students Association. While in law school, TheArthur worked for NY State
Assemblywoman, Crystal Peoples-Stokes as an Administrative Analyst and the City
of Buffalo’s Law Department as their Chief Law Clerk. He graduated from UB Law
School in 2012. He passed the New York State Bar and was sworn in as a
Counselor and Attorney at Law in 2013. Thereafter, TheArthur was hired as an
Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Buffalo, where he defended the
City of Buffalo and Board of Education in civil litigation matters. In July of
2016, TheArthur resigned from his position with the City of Buffalo and opened
his own law practice.
In September of 2015, TheArthur published his
inspiring autobiography entitled Felon-Attorney.
Felon-Attorney has been getting rave
reviews and is available online and in local book stores. Recently, TheArthur
has also been doing speaking engagements at local high schools, colleges,
community centers and correctional facilities spreading his message of second