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“If the greatest ability is availability, that means more than just showing up or answering the phone; real availability means approaching every day and every case with the passion, empathy, and intellectual rigor necessary to be present for the needs of my clients and that’s my aim.”

Duran, Miguel M.

Miguel Maria Duran’s trial practice and general advocacy cover a breadth of litigation areas including personal injury, premises liability, and complex tort defense for individuals, businesses, and insurers. Miguel’s practice has been shaped through a number of different disciplines, including years of work in public defense, national civil litigation, and in-house insurance counsel respectively.  Miguel handles all aspects of litigation, including discovery, motion practice, mediation, arbitration and trial.  He has extensive trial experience in both civil and criminal court and also serves as an arbitrator in King County Superior Court.

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Education

  • New York University, J.D., 2005
  • The University of Texas – Austin, B.A. Plan II, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar Association 2007
  • State Bar of Georgia 2005 (inactive)

Notable Results

Litigated a six-day motor vehicle accident trial with over $70,000 in medical bills, multiple years of treatment, and a seven-figure request of the jury from the Plaintiff to completion with a final award of $35,000.00 by the jury.

Litigated a four-day motor vehicle accident trial with a seven-figure request of the jury from the Plaintiff to completion with a final award amounting to less than the defense’s settlement offer prior to trial.

Obtained a defense verdict in a slip-and-fall premises liability arbitration.

Frequently selected by plaintiffs’ counsel to serve as arbitrator, despite an exclusively defense-oriented background.  

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • King County Mandatory Arbitration panelist

Personal Interests and Activities

Travel, strategy games, live music, and the return of professional basketball to Seattle.