Brooke Duncan  III - Adams and Reese LLP

Brooke Duncan III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Brooke Duncan III practices labor and employment law exclusively on behalf of employers. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Duncan gained practical business and management experience through running a factory which produced industrial fabric products. Before entering business, he served as a narcotics detective with the New Orleans Police Department.

Drawing on his real-world workplace management experience, Mr. Duncan's practice emphasizes practical, proactive consulting with CEOs, managers, and human resources directors about problematic labor and employment issues. His focus is avoiding needless legal entanglements and achieving positive employee relations by de-mystifying the law for employers.

Mr. Duncan also helps employers maintain union-free status, defend job discrimination claims, answer FMLA questions, understand wage and hour regulations, resolve reduction-in-force issues, and comply with the myriad of workplace regulations and laws facing all employers. He represents employers in many fields, including universities, hospitals, trucking companies, shipyards, restaurants, convention and trade show contractors, manufacturers, insurance brokers, and nonprofit organizations.

A sought-after speaker, Mr. Duncan regularly conducts seminars and presentations for clients, employer groups, and trade associations. Mr. Duncan is listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and Louisiana Super Lawyers.





Tulane UniversityJ.D. 1986Vassar CollegeAB 1974
Louisiana State Police CommissionMetropolitan Crime CommissionVassar College Board of Trustees

Client Comments

"Working with Brooke is like working with a friend or partner. He makes what you thought were complicated issues simple and understandable. We talk things through until he is sure that I know the priority of the issues involved and the courses of action available to me, and that makes me more effective. It is a pleasure to have Brooke on my team."

-John Allen
Human Resources Director
Louisiana Health Care Review, Inc.

"As human resources director for the New Orleans Convention Center, I met Mr. Duncan, as he was the labor attorney for the Center. For 10 years we worked together dealing with labor issues, primarily union issues, and he has been the most knowledgeable attorney I've ever work with - in addition to having a great personality. Whenever I posed a question to Mr. Duncan, he was always timely with his responses. Now, in my new position as VP of HR, Mr. Duncan continues to be an exemplary attorney for our business. In my opinion, if one needs a labor attorney, Mr. Duncan is the one to have. It is indeed a pleasure to work with such a qualified individual."

-Lawrence Robinson
Vice-President, Human Resources
JRL Enterprises, Inc.

"Brooke has provided comprehensive legal assistance to us for as long as I can remember (and I have been with our company almost 21 years). In addition to handling legal matters on a national level, he has generously given his time to helping us develop future leaders for Freeman through our College of Management program. Brooke has scored higher than any other presenter in the program's curriculum for over 10 years. People who meet him remember his unique ability to explain the law in a way that is both memorable and entertaining. I can not say enough positive things about Brooke and how impressed I have been with him over the years. He is always accessible, reliable, helpful, knowledgeable, and thorough. These are qualities that I find critical in an attorney, and from coast to coast, there is no one better than Brooke Duncan. "

-Suzanne Bragg
Vice President, Human Resources

Office Location

One Shell Square, Suite 4500
701 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70139
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the New Orleans Metro Area
Brooke Duncan III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management

Other Information

Gender: Male