Attorney Biography

My name is J. Michael Duncan, attorney at law. I opened a small law firm in 1993 in Raleigh, North Carolina. My wife, Melody, who worked at the North Carolina Disability Determination Services in Raleigh, North Carolina, for 25 years, is now my paralegal. I strive to provide my clients with the personal attention and dedication that they deserve.

I began my career in 1979 as a disability examiner for the North Carolina Disability Determination Services. I graduated cum laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 1992. Upon passing the North Carolina State Bar examination in 1992, I resigned my position as a disability examiner. In 1992, I was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar and the United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina. I was admitted to the bar of the United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit in 1999.

In 2006, I was among the first attorneys in North Carolina to be board certified as a specialist in Social Security Disability Law. I served on the first Social Security Disability Law certification committee with the North Carolina State Bar. As a member of the committee, I helped write and grade the test questions for lawyers seeking board certification by the State Bar of North Carolina as a specialist in Social Security Disability Law.

I have been active in the professional associations directly involved in Social Security Disability law. I am a sustaining member of the National Organization for Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR). I served as membership chairman for the Advocates for Justice Disability Advocate Section (formerly NC Academy of Trial Lawyers). I was a founding member of the Social Security Disability Section for the American Association of Justice (formerly The Association of Trial Lawyers of America) and served as the first membership chairman.

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James Michael Duncan

Free Consultation

If you live in central or eastern North Carolina, please contact my office for a free consultation of your Social Security Disability claim. You can reach us online or by calling 919-805-3311 or toll free at 800-768-1330.