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.