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TheArthur Duncan

Liberal Arts and Science  '06
Attorney at Law Office of TheArthur A. Duncan
After 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 federal prison.

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 chance success.

TheArthur Duncan