Duff Nolan is an agricultural attorney who focuses on Intellectual Property Protection as it relates to living organisms and plants. He has counseled corporations, both large and small, farmers, associations, universities, attorney generals and U. S. Attorneys for the Justice Department, lectured in venues all over the United States, performed extensive research, filed lawsuits, settled cases and controversies, and tried lawsuits in courtrooms, both state and federal, in eight (8) states regarding the illegal use and sale of protected varieties of crops and grasses. He is a 1988 University of Arkansas graduate with a Juris Doctor of Law degree. He is licensed in Arkansas, Federal District Courts, United States Appeals Courts, United States Supreme Court and temporarily licensed to practice in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas. He has experience in intellectual property issues, agricultural law, real estate law, civil liability and loss control, water rights, oil and mineral rights, contractual issues, mergers and acquisitions, business planning and strategy. He has lobbied to change seed laws in Mississippi and Arkansas. Duff has lectured in six (6) states regarding the intellectual property laws of the United States relating to seed issues and has numerous classroom hours of continuing legal education.
Duff is a member of the following Professional Organizations:
Free Masons- 32 degree Master Mason American Association of Justice. National Trial Lawyers "Top 100 Trial Lawyers"
Agricultural Law Association (in 2005 he was given the National Leadership Award).
Honorary Chairman of the National Business Advisory Council.
He has been voted the Best of the Best Legal Counsel by the Stuttgart Daily Leader four years running.