“You are a very interesting mix of tiger and kindness”
I would like to testify as to the qualifications and expertise of my company’s attorney, who has also become my personal counsel. His approach is direct, honest and committed to his client. With a dedicated work ethic, he tenaciously works in the interest of his client with a take-charge attitude that demonstrates his knowledge, honesty, enthusiasm and caring.
We have been working with John for the last couple of years as a business transaction attorney. He continues to be, and has been, nothing but timely, professional, and knowledgeable in all services rendered for us. He is meticulous and thoughtful in every aspect, and we would highly recommend his services and still continue to build our relationship with him. His alacrity is continually a pleasant surprise.
After looking at several attorneys to handle my case, I selected John. It was the best choice I could have made. He has given me peace of mind and has handled my case with pure professionalism. I would definitely recommend using John to my friends or family if asked.
John McDuff is a sole practitioner focused exclusively on business and tax law. He has more than 20 years of experience serving discriminating clients in Austin, Texas. McDuff has structured and closed transactions worth tens of millions, including triangular transactions, money center transactions and international transactions. He has served as an expert witness in estate law, corporate law, and tax law. In lawsuits McDuff has secured results as high as five million dollars.
“As a solo attorney I do not have the overhead of comparable representation at a major law firm. That means no junior associates juggling your case, no layers of lawyers to get answers to questions. You work directly with me, start to finish. I file the motions. I draft the contracts. I litigate the cases. You will always have a one-on-one relationship with your attorney when you hire me.” — John McDuff
Educational and Professional Background
McDuff graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.). Before going to law school at the University of Texas, McDuff worked as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for Price Waterhouse, giving him a real-world understanding of his clients’ challenges, including the negative impact of disputes and the importance of resolving conflict favorably in a timely manner. In 1976, he earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Texas Law School in Austin, Texas. Before becoming a full-time solo practitioner, John McDuff served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service.
John McDuff’s Accolades
- Member of the Travis County Bar Association (Litigation Section)
- Member of the State Bar of Texas (Litigation Section)
- Member of the American Bar Association
- Memeber of the College of the State Bar of Texas
The Legal Team
The Law Office of John McDuff, P.C. is made complete thanks to his long-term legal assistant, Lynne Rathman. Lynne enriches the clients’ experience at the law firm with her knowledge of the business world. She worked for high-tech companies for more than a decade, operated her own company and handled several large estates. Her Texas Tech education provides additional advantage to clients in effective application of technology for larger cases.