Attorney Dione Traci Duckett concentrates her practice in the areas of Estate Planning and Elder Law. Her dedication to these practice areas stems from her personal relationships and experience with her father, who died of Alzheimer’s Disease, and her sister and nephew who both have Downs Syndrome. Through these personal experiences, she has gained first-hand knowledge and understanding of the concerns and challenges that individuals and their families have in caring for aging or disabled family members and the people whom they love. Dione’s goal is to provide quality legal service to address her clients’ needs.
Dione began her legal career as a corporate associate attorney with a major Maryland law firm. She later served as a staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals—Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta, Georgia. She also served as the associate dean for student affairs at Howard University School of Law and as an adjunct professor teaching legal reasoning, research and writing at The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.
Although Dione was born in Hartford, Connecticut, she was raised in the City of Atlanta, which she considers her home. Dione is the eldest of seven siblings, has twelve nieces and nephews and one grandniece. She loves the beach and annually vacations with her family in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Howard University, JD
Morgan State University, MBA (Accounting)
Goucher College, BA (Computer Science)
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Long-Term Care Planning
Special Needs Planning
Veterans Pension Disability Planning (Aid and Attendance)
“The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.”