Rick L. Duncan is a member in the boutique property tax law firm of Blackwell & Duncan, PLLC. Rick is a 1992 graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Political Science. He obtained his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Texas Tech School of Law in 2001 where he was an editor for the Texas Tech Journal of Texas Administrative Law and authored an article for the Journal titled, No More Secrets: How recent changes by the Texas Legislature have made it easier to access public records. Rick is admitted to practice in Texas and before the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Upon graduation from law school, Rick joined the firm of Brusniak | Blackwell PC where he consistently represented corporations and other organizations with property tax issues. In 2013, Rick formed the firm of Blackwell & Duncan, PLLC.
Rick is one of very few lawyers in the United States who has earned a CMI designation from the Institute for Professionals in Taxation. Certified Member of the Institute (CMI) is a rigorous program of competency evaluations including how to appraise property for property tax valuation purposes. The CMI designation is the highest level of professional achievement in property taxation and denotes expert knowledge of key details, an in depth understanding of how to deal with government entities and is a mark of professional distinction in the field of property tax.
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation (2006 to date)
American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Property Tax Committee (2007 to date)(Vice-Chair 2012 to present)
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation (2007 to date)
State Bar of Texas, Section of Taxation (2002 to date)
State Bar of Texas, Section of Litigation (2002 to date)
State bar of Texas, Section of Real Estate, Probate and Trust (2002 to date)
Institute for Professionals in Taxation (2002 to date)(CMI: 2008)
Texas Association of Assessing Officers, North Texas Chapter (Member)
SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS
Texas A&M University, Annual Legal Seminar on Ad Valorem Taxation (2005, 2007, and 2012)
Institute of Real Estate Professionals (Instructor 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009)
Texas Association of Assessing Officers (2005, 2007 and 2009)
Texas Tech, Journal of Texas Administrative Law , ANo More Secrets: How recent changes by the Texas Legislature have made it easier to access public records.@ (2001)