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The Experienced Choice

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Duyck & Associates, LLC was founded by attorney Dan Duyck, a 20 year litigator. Mr. Duyck's practice focuses on civil litigation. In the courtroom, he has represented a broad range of clients, both individuals and corporations, with a wide variety of legal problems. Many of his clients are in the construction industry and he frequently advises clients with respect to construction contracts, real estate development, business formation and employment issues. Prior to founding Duyck & Associates, LLC, Mr. Duyck was leader of the multi-disciplinary construction group for one of Portland's largest law firms as well as a founding partner of a small firm. 

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Mr. Duyck participates in various construction events, including events sponsored by the Associated General Contractors, Associated Builders and Contractors, and Construction Financial Management Association.

Mr. Duyck is an active member in a number of bar associations. In Oregon, he is a member of the Oregon State Bar, including its Construction Law Section and Real Estate and Land Use Section. In Washington, Mr. Duyck is a member of the Washington State Bar, including its Construction Law Section.

He is an active member of both the Oregon State University and Lewis & Clark College alumni communities.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Construction Law: Represent owners, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and developers as to a wide variety of legal issues, whether negotiations or litigation, associated with construction contracting, including change orders, payment, delay, construction defect, liquidated damages clauses, limitation of liability clauses, mediation and arbitration clauses, and venue clauses.

  • Business & Real Estate Disputes: Represent business owners, property owners, developers, lenders, mortgage brokers, buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, and others with respect to various business and real estate disputes, including business dissolutions, sale of faulty machinery, enforcement of CCRs, adverse possession, specific performance of real estate contracts, commercial leases, evictions, affordable housing contracts, and Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Practices Act complaints.

  • Personal Injury: Represent businesses and injured persons with respect to injury resulting from automobile accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, defamation, and workplace accidents.

  • Insurance Coverage: Represent insurance companies and policyholders with respect to a broad range of insurance coverage issues, including coverage for class action lawsuits, consumer complaints and business torts.

  • Money Collection: Represent creditors and debtors with respect to the collection of money, including enforcement of contract rights, judgments, liens, security interests, and other claims to money through the use of lawsuits, foreclosures, payment plans and promissory notes, confessions of judgment with or without covenants not to execute and tolling agreements.

  • Construction Liens and Bond Claims: Represent general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and owners with respect to claims of construction lien on private construction projects and bond claims on public projects.

  • Construction Defect Litigation: Represent owners, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and manufacturers in a wide variety of construction defect cases, including EIFS cases.

  • Professional Negligence: Prosecute and defend claims of professional negligence against architects, engineers, geotechnical consultants and residential dwelling inspectors.

  • Bid Protests: Represent private bidders with respect to government awards of construction, procurement, and personal services contracts.

  • Injunctive Relief: Represent clients with a need for immediate relief by obtaining temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and permanent injunctions.

  • Forums: Represent clients in a variety of forums, including Oregon and Washington state courts, Oregon and Washington (Western District) federal courts, bankruptcy court, admiralty, arbitration, mediation, Construction Contractors Board, and local governmental bodies


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Oregon State Bar: State and Federal Courts, Litigation Section, Construction Law Section (Executive Committee, Chair Elect) and Real Estate and Land Use Section.

Washington State Bar Association: State and Federal Courts (Western District), and Construction Law Section.

EDUCATION

Oregon State University, Bachelor of Science degree, Mathematics Education (1988)
Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, Juris Doctor degree (1997); Associate Editor, Law Review
Insurance Institute of America, Associate of Loss Control Management (1993)

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

Oregon State Courts
Oregon Federal Courts
Washington State Courts
Washington Federal Court, Western District

 

Meet The Team

Daniel Duyck

Attorney

Mr. Duyck's practice focuses on civil litigation. In the courtroom, he has represented a broad range of clients, both individuals and corporations, with a wide variety of legal problems. Many of his clients are in the construction industry and he frequently advises clients with respect to construction contracts, real estate development, business formation and employment issues. Mr. Duyck has been in the practice of law in the Portland area for over 20 years, first as a member of a multi-disciplinary construction group for one of Portland's largest law firms and most recently as a founding member of Whipple & Duyck, PC.  He also applies his background in agriculture, education and insurance to analyze and resolve disputes related to these industries. Mr. Duyck frequently puts his education background to work by speaking to and writing articles for industry and legal education groups.

Kara Davidson Duyck

Attorney

Ms. Davidson Duyck's practice focuses on wills, trusts, probate, civil litigation, and personal injury.  She holds a Juris Doctorate  along with a Tax Certificate from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College and a Bachelor of Arts from Whitman College.  Prior to practicing law, she worked for the Social Security Administration as a public affairs spokesperson.

Mary Settle

Paralegal

Ms. Settle earned an A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies from Portland Community College in 2015.  She holds a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor's Degree in History from Castleton State College in Vermont.  Her experience includes estate planning, civil litigation, bankruptcy and personal injury.  Prior to earning her paralegal degree, Ms. Settle worked as an elementary school teacher.

 

Get in Touch

Address:

111 SW Columbia St., Suite 715
Portland, OR 97201