Brett K. Duncan is a certified Family and Divorce Mediator from "The Mediation Institute." A lifelong resident of Hammond, Louisiana, Mr. Duncan has represented his community as an elected member of the Tangipahoa Parish School Board since 2011. He served as President of the School Board for 2 years and is credited with playing a critical role in finally resolving the school system's 50 year old desegregation case.
After graduating from Hammond High School, Mr. Duncan joined the Louisiana Army National Guard where he served for 10 years, helping to lead operations in the 205th Engineer Battalion. His service included a tour of duty to Afghanistan in support of "Operation Enduring Freedom." While serving his country in combat is one of Mr. Duncan's proudest achievements, he is quick to tell any that during his tour of duty, he was the most proud of his hometown. Mr. Duncan had asked his hometown of Hammond to 'adopt' three Afghan villages near the base where he was stationed, and the people of Hammond came through in a big way. For his service in combat, Mr. Duncan received an Army Commendation Medal, a Louisiana War Cross, an Army Achievement Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, and a Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medal.
Mr. Duncan graduated cum laude from Southeastern Louisiana University with a B.A. in History and Government. While at Southeastern, he was a member of the Theta Xi Fraternity as well as the Gamma Sigma Alpha and Order of Omega honor societies. He served as Interfraternity Council Presrident and Chief Justice of the Student Body. Upon the year of his graduation, Mr. Duncan was the recipient of the Lieu Award, the highest honor for academic excellence in his major.
After graduation, Mr. Duncan pursued a M.B.A. and joined the management team of ARAMARK Corporation. He obtained his J.D. and Bachelor of Civil Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University.
In 2001, Mr. Duncan married his college sweetheart. The couple has two children. In 2005, he began his law practice in his hometown of Hammond. Mr. Duncan describes the focus of his practice as "helping people find practical solutions to their legal problems." While his practice areas are extensive, his passion is representing and assisting families in crisis. Mr. Duncan has represented over 1,000 abused and neglected children and trouble youths through his role with the Juvenile Public Defenders Office.
Mr. Duncan is a member of "Church of the King" in Mandeville, Louisiana. He enjoys volunteering and has worked with organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, the Rotary Club, and CASA. Mr. Duncan is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the 21st JDC Bar Association.
Areas of Specialty: - Custody Issues - Divorce Issues - Community Property