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Duncan Firm, P.A.

Phillip Duncan has worked tirelessly to help people for over 30 years. He has earned a reputation as a fair but fierce trial attorney committed to being a champion for the rights of others obtaining verdicts and settlements totaling in the hundreds of millions. Rob Pointer, Richard Quintus, Justin Zachary and Tim Reed were hand selected and personally mentored to become part of the trial team. Duncan Firm's trial team has helped clients obtain multi-million dollar verdicts and substantial settlements.

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Phillip Duncan, Esq.

Founder/Owner

T. 877-638-6226
F. 501-228-0415
phillip@duncanfirm.com
http://www.duncanfirm.com

For more than 30 years, Arkansas native Phillip Duncan has worked tirelessly to help injured Arkansans and their families. Upon graduating from Arkansas State University and University of Arkansas-Fayetteville School of Law, he began his career as public defender in Little Rock. Later, he entered into private practice as a plaintiff trial lawyer. Over the years, he has earned a reputation as a fair but fierce trial attorney committed to being a champion for the rights of others. The Duncan name has been part of many other law firms. But in 2006, he made the decision to launch his own. Today, Duncan Firm defends the rights of people from all walks of life. Supported by a team of personal injury lawyers and experienced staff, Phillip Duncan who will seek the justice you deserve.

Admitted

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, 1976
  • Arkansas Bar, 1974

Education

  • Arkansas State University (B.S., 1971)
  • University of Arkansas Law School (J.D., 1974)
  • Advanced Course in Trial Advocacy, National College of Advocacy (Certified, 1993)

Memberships and Accolades

  • Pulaski County and Arkansas Bar Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Arkansas Bar Foundation
  • Roscoe Pound Foundation
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Recognized as a Mid-South "Super Lawyer"
  • Best of Their Brethren: Product Liability" (voted by Arkansas lawyers)
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Recognized as a featured "Summation" litigator

Representative Cases 

Morris, et al. v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, U.S.D.C., Western District of Arkansas, El Dorado Division, No. 00-1133 (jury verdict: $8 million)

Air Evac v. General Motors, Allison, and Dallas Air Motive v. Anderson, U.S.D.C., Western District of Arkansas, Fayetteville Division, No. 98-5143 (jury verdict: $2.9 million)

Little John Trucks v. Palmer Gregory v. Shelton, U.S.D.C., Eastern District of Ark., Western Div., No. LR-C-97-0523 (settlement: $3.5 million)

Tappin v. ASPD, No. LR-C-91-627 U.S.D.C., Eastern District of Arkansas, (certified as Arkansas class action; confidential settlement)

Barnett, et al. v. General Motors, U.S.D.C., Western District of Tennessee, Western Division, No. 95-2215-TU, No. 95-2133-TU, and 96-2284-TU(consolidated litigation from Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee; certified as a class in Arkansas; confidential settlement)

Baranowski v. General Motors, No. LR-C-96-922, U.S.D.C., Eastern District, Western Division (confidential settlement)

Walker v. General Motors Corp., No. LR-C-96-223 U.S.D.C., Eastern District, Western Division (confidential Settlement)

Clower v. Nissan, U.S.D.C., Northern District of Mississippi, No. 94CV-172-S-D, (confidential settlement)

Clay v. Southern Pacific Railway Co., U.S.D.C., Western District, El Dorado Division, No. 94-118 (confidential settlement)

Jamie S. Wilson and Danny Lee English v. Nelida E. Rodriguez and Radio Plano, Inc., District Court of Tarrant County, Texas, 141st Judicial District, No. 141-150213-93 (settlement: $666,506.50)

Baker, et al v. GM a/k/a/ Johnson, et al v. GM (55 named plaintiffs in consumer fraud case) U.S.D.C., Eastern District, Western Division, No. 89-238 (confidential settlement)

Page v. Suitt Const. Co., Inc. et al., U.S.D.C., Eastern District, Jonesboro Division, No. 84-295 (jury verdict: $4 million)

Dees v. Allied Fidelity Ins. Co., 655 F. Supp. 10 (1984) (jury verdict: $2.35 million)

Bryant v. Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Company, U.S.D.C., Eastern District, Pine Bluff Division, No. PB-C-83-165 (jury verdict: $900,000)

Sanders v. Arkansas Missouri Power Co., 267 Ark. 1009 (jury verdict: $1,099,000)

Gott v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, U.S.D.C., Eastern District of Arkansas, Jonesboro Division, No. JC-99-110 (confidential settlement)

Cobb v. General Motors Corp., U.S.D.C., Eastern District of Arkansas, Western Division, No. 00-CV-69 (confidential settlement)

Chance, et al. v. Western Arkansas Anesthesiology Associates, P.A., et al., U.S.D.C., Western District of Arkansas, Fort Smith Division, No.01-2275 (confidential settlement)

McElroy, et al. v. CSX Corporation, Circuit Court of Kanawha County, West Virginia, No. 2000-C-376 (confidential settlement)

Watts, et al. v. Medcath of Arkansas, Inc., Circuit Court of Ashley County, Arkansas, No. 98-288-I (confidential settlement)

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Rob Pointer, Esq.

T. 877-638-6226
F. 501-228-0415
rob@duncanfirm.com
http://www.duncanfirm.com

Rob began his legal career at Duncan Firm first as a law clerk, and then as an attorney in December of 2007. Before that he was an insurance claims adjuster, an experience that serves him and his clients well in his current position.

Rob oversees cases dealing primarily with vehicle accidents, which requires him to stay in touch with clients and direct the case managers who assist him. Rob is able to settle cases out of court the majority of the time, but when the need arises he will represent clients in court.

Rob is a problem solver for Duncan Firm clients. He enjoys coming up with creative solutions that lead to a positive outcome. He recognizes that in vehicle crashes, many people go through hardships and feel as though they have nowhere to turn. As a Duncan Firm attorney, he takes seriously his role of being an advocate for clients, working to help them recover as quickly as possible.

Admitted

  • Arkansas State Court
  • East and West Districts of Arkansas, U.S. District Court

Education

  • University of Arkansas (B.A., Psychology 1998; B.A., English 1998)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bowen School of Law (J.D., 2007)

Member

  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Arkansas and Pulaski County Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice

Awards & Associations

  • Top 40 Under 40 List in 2013 and 2014
  • Super Lawyers in 2013 and 2014
  • Top Arkansas Lawyers in Arkansas Life magazine
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Justin started with the Duncan Firm during law school when he was hand selected and personally mentored by Mr. Duncan to become a permanent part of his trial team. Due to his background as a law clerk at the Duncan Firm, unlike most young attorneys, Justin was able to hit the ground running practicing law right after the bar and has since been involved in several multi-million dollar verdicts. Justin's experience as part of the Duncan Firm's trial team has given him experience and knowledge that far surpass his years to be able to successfully take cases and represent clients in the courtroom. While attending law school at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Justin was a member of Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court team where he traveled across the country competing against other law schools to hone his skills of advocating for people's rights.

Today, Justin is still advocating for people’s rights in cases ranging from products liability and medical malpractice to construction accident and business tort cases.

Admitted

  • Arkansas State court
  • East and West Districts of Arkansas, U.S. District Court

Education

  • University of Memphis (B.A. Political Science 2007)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bowen School of Law (J.D., 2010)

Member

  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Phi Alpha Delta
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Practice Areas:

Personal Injury, Complex Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Class Actions, Property Law,

Unfair Trade Practices, Consumer Protection, Antitrust, Consumer Bankruptcy

University:

Dickinson State University, B.A. (History, B.A., 1994, Psychology Minor, 1994)

Law School:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, J.D. (2000)

Awards & Honors:

CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Constitutional Law I

UALR Law School Student Senator

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) - Has spoken by invite at CLE Courses for credit in Arkansas and other states, involving Arkansas law, including Construction Claims, Design Law for Professionals, Public Contract Issues, Insurance Law, Construction Law, Complex Litigation and Rule 23 Class Actions

Activities:

  • Participate in UALR Law School Professional Mentor Program
  • Attend Church of Rock Creek
  • Enjoy outdoor activities; attending events with son; reading, movies; family reunions

Admitted:

Arkansas, 2000

Florida, 2008

Federal Courts:

Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas

Eastern District of Wisconsin

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

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Tim Reed, Esq.

http://www.duncanfirm.com

The latest member of Duncan Firm’s trial team, Tim first started at Duncan Firm in 2011 during his second year of law school.He was immediately brought into the fold, performing integral tasks in preparation for major trials. After obtaining his license in 2012, Tim continued working to advance the cause of Duncan Firm clients and has now established himself as a vital part of the firm’s trial team. Whether preparing for trial or negotiating settlements, Tim is committed to seeking justice for Duncan Firm clients.

Admitted

  • Arkansas State Courts
  • Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, U.S. District Court
  • Education
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (B.A., Music 2005)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bowen School of Law (J.D. with Honors, 2012)
  • Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Phi Alpha Delta