TheArthur A. Duncan II, Esq., “Felon-Attorney”

"Felon- Attorney" TheArthur A. Duncan II Esq.

Hear the inspirational life story of Buffalo native TheArthur Duncan.  Mr. Duncan’s journey takes him from a difficult home life, gang run-ins in Los Angeles, and trafficking drugs on the streets of Buffalo to a felony conviction and incarceration.  Upon release from prison, he attended and graduated from Erie County Community College and the University at Buffalo, while working full time and supporting his family of six.  With no assurance that he would be admitted to the Bar to practice law, Duncan continued to persevere in spite of seemingly insurmountable hurdles and graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 2012.  Mr. Duncan’s journey eventually led him to be sworn in as an attorney by the same judge who sentenced him for his criminal conviction years earlier in federal court. In 2015, Duncan authored an inspiring autobiography, “Felon-Attorney,” recounting his journey.

There will be two presentations, one at 9:30am and another at 12:30pm. The Jackson Center will live-stream Duncan’s address.  Anyone interested in this event but unable to attend in person may view the event live at  The Jackson Center is also making this opportunity to hear TheArthur Duncan available to students and educators from Jamestown, Dunkirk and Warren area high schools.

This program is made possible by Jackson Center annual fund donors and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.

Striking at the Roots of Crime

This event was made possible by our donors and Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.