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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

Riverside County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Office 6

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D. W. Duke

Attorney / Author
69,508 votes (20.87%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Human trafficking is a serious problem in Riverside County. As the co-founder and president of an international human rights organization I have seen the extent of this tragedy in Riverside County. It needs to be addressed.
  • For years I have taught martial arts to young people as a recreation. My focus as a judge would be to help young people in a disadvantaged situtation to move beyond into college or vocation.
  • Equity and justice. As a judge my goal will be to deal with everyone effectively and judiciously to achieve the most beneficial result. Level the playing field and put all the players at the same level without regard to race, religion or gender.



DW Duke is an experienced trial attorney, writer and noted lecturer. His areas of practice

include personal injury, professional liability, real estate, business and human rights. DW 

received his bachelor of arts from the University of Michigan in 1980 and his Juris Doctor from 

Washington University School of Law in 1984.


DW has authored five published books including the popular book, The Duke Legacy. He 

has also written dozens of articles on various legal topics ranging from real estate law to human 

rights. He frequently speaks in public forums and has been interviewed by various radio and 

television broadcasters and affiliates such as Time-Warner News, The History News Network,

NBC and CBS. He is a freelance editor for Oxford University Press. 


DW is a member of the California Association of Realtors Strategic Defense Panel and 

lectures regularly to members of the real estate industry. He is a partner in the law firm of Spile, 

Leff & Goor, LLP and is the principal of The Law Offices of DW Duke. 


DW is a member of The Riverside County Bar Association and the chair of the Human 

Rights Section. In 1990 he and his wife Laura co-founded the Institute for Children’s Aid and 

International Christian Adoptions of which they are co-presidents today. International Christian 

Adoptions is accredited by the Hague Convention, operates in 14 different countries and has 

placed over 3500 children for adoption. The Institute for Children’s Aid, fights against child 

trafficking and human rights abuse. 


DW holds a fourth-degree black belt in taekwondo with the World Taekwondo 

Federation in Seoul, Korea. He is an accomplished musician who plays keyboards and guitar. 

DW lives with his wife Laura in Temecula, California, where they are active in human rights and 

numerous civic and charitable organizations. They have three sons, five grandchildren and a dog 

named Meeka.

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