When you think about a personal injury lawyer, what images come to mind? For many people, it is the negative stereotype of an attorney chasing an ambulance, or a smiling lawyer on a TV commercial who is urging you to get the most you can out of an accident that caused an injury. And while those conventional portrayals of personal injury lawyers may be amusing, they are not representative of the kind of service that we provide at the Law Offices of Duane O. King, P.C.
What I?ve learned practicing law for more than 15 years is that people who are injured and people who suffered a loss just want to be made whole again. And while a lawyer can?t take away a family?s grief after an accident, a lawyer can help plaintiffs get justice, which can provide peace of mind during a difficult time.
I come from Kinston, North Carolina, which is the definition of a small town. From the time I was a kid, I knew I wanted to be a lawyer because I would ask so many questions that my grandmother would tell me I sounded like a lawyer from Philly.
After I graduated high school, I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with a degree in political science in 1998. I was accepted to the Howard University School of Law in August 1999 and passed the bar exam in 2003. At that time, I had the fortune of working with Brian K. McDaniel, an outstanding criminal defense attorney who owns his own law firm.