Octavio Duran is an associate attorney at Rapoport Law Offices. His practice is dedicated exclusively to representing victims and their families in personal injury and wrongful death cases including lawsuits arising out of airplane crashes, semi truck and motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, work injury and construction accidents and product liability.
Prior to working for Rapoport Law Offices, Mr. Duran attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, with a double major in political science and history. After graduating from this institution, he worked as the first Executive Assistant for the Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce through the "Executive Assistant Program" - designed to create pathways for college grads into a working environment. He aided in co-hosting the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Convention in Long Beach, CA. Additionally, he assisted the President and CEO in acquiring funding from organizations like the Port of Long Beach and Southwest Airlines. Through his work, the RHCC was awarded the "Medium Chamber of the Year" award in 2007.
After the conclusion of his tenure at RHCC, Mr. Duran attended Michigan State University College of Law. He graduated in 2011 as the Class President, where he and the Class of 2011 raised enough funds to create the Joseph A. Lupton Jr. Scholarship, which they offered as their Class Gift. The scholarship serves to memorialize their peer, Joseph Lupton, who passed away, and it funds nontraditional law school students. He also served as Vice-President of the Public Interest Law Society where he helped create the first ever Public Interest Law Scholarship, which aids students who participate in Public Interest Internships. He served as the liaison for the Hispanic Law Society and for Phi Alpha Delta, assisting both in creating the first alumni networking event between the two organizations. He was a member of the Moot Court Trial and Advocacy Board where he became a semi-finalist in the National Trial Competition and the American Association for Justice Competition. He received a Pre-trial and Trial Certificate from a rigorous course offered to a select few in his law school, called the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute.
Mr. Duran is proud to currently serve as liaison of the Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.