Mr. Duus has extensive experience representing public entities in a variety of litigation matters. He has defended public entities in cases involving employment disputes in State and Federal courts, including claims for wrongful termination, constructive discharge, civil rights discrimination, harassment and retaliation, breach of contract, EEOC/DFEH, ADA and disability discrimination. Mr. Duus also represents public entities in personal injury cases and has handled a number of sports-related injury cases involving student athletes and school districts. Mr. Duus also handles litigation matters involving construction projects, zoning disputes, civil rights issues, the Ralph M. Brown Act and the California Public Records Act. Mr. Duus has handled jury trials in both State and Federal court, as well as administrative and appellate matters.
Before joining Leone & Alberts, Mr. Duus worked as a solo practitioner. In that capacity, he managed a variety of cases including complex civil litigation and criminal defense. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Duus taught English in Japan, and worked as a middle school and high school English teacher. Mr. Duus continues to volunteer in local schools.
Born Wilmington, Delaware; admitted to Bar in 2004, Hawaii, and 2009, California. Mr. Duus became a shareholder in Leone & Alberts in 2018.