Alan Duke is an attorney in the firm with numerous years of experience in cases ranging from serious personal injury and wrongful death to major business and construction related litigation. Mr. Duke combines his background in engineering with experience serving as lead and/or co-counsel in several trials and arbitrations to provide valuable representation to clients.
Mr. Duke earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. While at UAB, he earned presidential honors and also served as Team Leader for the 2006 Civil Engineering Senior Design Team that took 2nd Place in the inaugural Federal Aviation Administration National Design Competition.
Mr. Duke received a Juris Doctor from the Birmingham School of Law in 2010. While in law school, he was awarded the Hugh Locke Constitutional Law Scholarship and graduated among the top 10 in his class.
Licenses and Admissions:
Mr. Duke is licensed to practice law in the state of Alabama. Mr. Duke is also admitted to practice before in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
Mr. Duke is a member of the Alabama state bar. He is also a member of the Birmingham Bar Association and has served on various bar committees throughout his time as member.
Mr. Duke also serves on the UAB School of Engineering Young Alumni Board and is Chair of the Industry Advisory Committee for the Jefferson State School of Construction and Building Science.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Duke worked for over 10 years in the construction industry. He served as Project Manager, Estimator and Vice President of a Birmingham, Alabama underground utility contractor.
Following law school, Mr. Duke joined with two classmates to form the law firm Hamer Law Group, LLC. Hamer Law Group is a firm that focuses on corporate and estate litigation. While at Hamer Law Group, Mr. Duke focused his practice on construction litigation and complex business litigation.
In addition to the full time practice of law, Mr. Duke has served as adjunct professor in the School of Construction and Building Science at Jefferson State since 2011. Mr. Duke teaches Contracting and Construction Law.
Mr. Duke serves on the Junior Board of the Clay House Children’s Center. The Clay House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Bessemer, Alabama that coordinates all aspects of child abuse investigations within the Bessemer Cut-Off of Jefferson County.
Mr. Duke is also a master mason at the Georgiana Davis Blue Lodge #338 in Trussville, Alabama, as well as a Shriner at the Zamora Temple in Irondale, Alabama.
Mr. Duke lives in downtown Birmingham and attends church at Havenfield Community Church.