Duane M. Kokesch

Duane M. Kokesch is the Program Director for the National Traffic Law Center, with the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA). He provides training throughout the U.S., offers technical assistance to prosecutors and law enforcement officers, and serves on several national committees as a representative of the prosecution community.  Before joining NDAA, Mr. Kokesch was in private practice where he focused on litigation involving DUI and other criminal traffic cases. Before entering private practice, he served as Chief of the Criminal Section at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. As Chief, he supervised the prosecution of more than 15,000 cases a year, including Members of the U.S. Congress, Diplomats, City officials, and others. Mr. Kokesch began his legal career as a prosecuting attorney for the City of Grand Rapids, in Grand Rapids, Michigan and also served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Calhoun County, Michigan.  Mr. Kokesch holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in criminal justice from St. Cloud State University, a master’s degree in business administration from Johns Hopkins University, and a law degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.