"This above all: to thine own self be true..." - Polonius in Hamlet

origins of janus law firm

The Janus Law Firm has two namesakes.

Janus is the name of the Roman God of change and of transitions in life.

Janus looks to the future and the past, seeing both sides of everything. 

It is also named for my mother, Janice, who taught me the value of persistence.


Law school internships:

  • The Winnebago Tribe Prosecutor's Office

  • The NCAA Compliance Office of the University of Nebraska Athletic Department

Practice experience in:

  • Wills

  • Mediation

  • Contract Law

  • Education Law

  • Criminal Defense

  • Veteran's Affairs

I graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law with dual concentrations in Healthcare Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution.


I am a native of the Florida panhandle where my family roots stretch back nearly 200 years.

As a youth I became an Eagle Scout and lived to play football.

In college I continued playing football at Black Hills State University and went on to earn a Master's in Psychology of Human Performance from Minnesota State University.  

I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and met my wife, Tara, while stationed in Okinawa, Japan.  

Tara and I have been married for 21 years and we are the proud parents of four little rascals nicknamed Peanut Butter Jelly & Honey. 

I've enjoyed surfing, snowboarding, scuba diving, mountain biking, and long-distance cycling as hobbies.

My current hobby is bass guitar, which I taught myself how to play as a way to manage the stress of law school.


With a Master's Degree in Psychology of Human Performance, I am a devotee of talent and character assessments.

For those familiar with Myers-Briggs, I am an ENTP.

This means I am an: Innovator, Consultant, Visionary, Fixer, Explorer, Debater, and Rationalist.

I usually see the answer before most people see the problem.

For those familiar with evolutionary psychology, I am a Sigma+.

This means I am an: Extroverted, Idealistic, Independent-minded Alpha.

I don't care about being the captain, so long as I control the rudder.

For those familiar with Strengthsfinder, my top five are:

Ideation - Strategic - Relator - Input - Command

I like to lead small close-knit teams in projects that break new ground. ​

John Durham Duggar, Esq.

Founder of The Janus Law Firm

janus: Roman God Who Guided Life's Changes

Janus Law: Not A God, But We Help When Life Changes