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Richard Dukes


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Richard Dukes

He has served on the national counsel panel for a well-known medical device manufacturer and has advised businesses and individuals in a range of products liability, commercial litigation, class actions, professional liability, and employment matters. Rich also regularly represents maritime interests, including vessel manufacturers, owners and operators of watercraft, and businesses with marine interests.For years Rich has been involved in advising clients regarding the retention, preservation, search, and production of electronic data and has embraced new technologies to make burdensome e-discovery more efficient and cost-effective.

Rich works tirelessly to assist individuals and businesses to resolve disputes in an efficient and cost effective way.Rich looks for creative paths to resolution, whether through early negotiation or aggressively defending against the claims.Rich is a leader in innovative use of technology to streamline information management in complex business litigation to facilitate effective collaboration among lawyers, offices, and law firms across the state and nation.Every case requires teamwork and collaboration among professionals to achieve the client’s desired results. Rich has a proven track record of leadership and a team approach to achieve those ends.

Rich is committed to his community and to making the Charleston area a better place for all.He remains involved in community, church, social, and service organizations.In addition to having worked as a college professor prior to becoming a lawyer, Rich has performed lateral access disk replacement surgery in a client’s lab environment.

Email: rdukes@turnerpadget.com

Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Insurance
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices

Education and Practice

J.D., Tulane Law School, J.D.