Steve Duckett has been practicing criminal defense law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for over 15 years. A Northern Virginia native, defense attorney Steve Duckett has spent his whole life in the area, aside from a few years spent at college and law school. He has handled cases in the Virginia Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court, as well as Circuit and General District Courts throughout the Commonwealth. This familiarity with the region and extensive background defending criminal matters in Virginia had led to a keen insight into the process of criminal cases in the region.
Known for his proactive, creative trial techniques and professional discretion, Mr. Duckett has successfully represented clients of various backgrounds, including White House and congressional staff members, CEOs, professional athletes, and many others with much at stake. Mr. Duckett’s dedication to helping individuals who have been charged with criminal offenses at both the state and federal levels is evidenced by his firm belief in constant, open communication. He is always available for clients who have questions and makes it a priority to respond to his client’s calls and emails within one day, whenever possible.
Widely regarded among his peers in the Virginia legal system, Mr. Duckett is regularly consulted by fellow attorneys on criminal matters. He has also created lecture outlines for CLE courses and maintains a perfect 10/10 rating on AVVO, an attorney peer review website.
Mr. Duckett received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Richmond and earned his Juris Doctor at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. He has devoted his career to defending the accused in Northern Virginia exclusively and is admitted to practice at all of the courts in the Commonwealth.
Outside of work, Mr. Duckett is an avid volunteer. He coaches youth soccer and basketball as well as volunteering his time with an environmental conservation organization.