Steve Duckett was born and raised in Northern Virginia and, but for the seven years he spent in college and law school, has lived there his entire life. Mr. Duckett graduated from the University of Richmond with a Political Science and Economics degree in 1994. Since receiving his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, he has practiced criminal law exclusively in the various courthouses in Northern Virginia, and is admitted to all courts in the Commonwealth.
Known for his proactive, innovative trial techniques and excellent client relations, Mr. Duckett has successfully represented people from all walks of life, including CEO’s, professional athletes, White House and Congressional staff, and many others. One particular source of pride for Mr. Duckett is the many clients he represents who come to him by way of referrals from previous clients. The respect in which Mr. Duckett is held within the Virginia court system is reflected in the perfect 10/10 “Superb” rating he maintains from attorney peer review site AVVO.
Mr. Duckett believes that the key to a successful attorney-client relationship is communication. Calls and emails are always answered within one day when at all possible, and all clients will regularly be kept informed of any progress on their case. In court, Mr. Duckett aggressively fights for his clients at all stages of the case, and takes great satisfaction when his clients walk away from the courthouse knowing their attorney did everything possible to ensure a favorable legal outcome.
In his free time, Mr. Duckett volunteers to coach youth soccer and basketball teams. He has also spent many years volunteering for an environmental conservation organization.
Below are several links to question-and-answer pages excerpted from an interview with Steve Duckett in which he discusses his experience as a criminal defense attorney.