Representative Duane R. Hall, II is an attorney and member of the North Carolina General Assembly.
He received his B.A. from N.C. State and his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law. He also studied Comparative Law and Legal History at Oxford University, England.
After completing his legal education, Rep. Hall served as a public Defender in Florida’s 15th Judicial Circuit, where he represented over two thousand indigent clients.
Currently, Rep. Hall has a private law practice located in Raleigh, where he focuses primarily on real estate law.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Political Leadership, and was elected to the House of Representatives in 2012, representing House District 11.
In 2013 Duane was elected by his colleagues in the House to serve as the Minority Freshman Leader for the 2013-2014 sessions.
He is a member of the House’s Committees on Appropriations, Commerce and Job Development, Elections, Government, Homeland Security, Military and Veterans Affairs and Public Utilities and Energy.
In 2014 The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research released their effectiveness rankings for members of the General Assembly. Serving in only his first term, Duane ranked in the top half of Democratic House members.
The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters recently announced that Duane will receive their “Rising Star” award at the annual Green Tie dinner to honor outstanding pro-conservation leadership.