DW Duke was born and raised in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He received his Bachelor of Arts with a double major in economics and psychology from the University of Michigan and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. Today he is a Los Angeles attorney, author and lecturer extensively involved in human rights in the Middle East. He is an accomplished musician and holds third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do conferred by The World Tae Kwon Do Federation (Kukkiwon) in Seoul, Korea.
An author of three prior law books, DW wrote Palestine, his fourth book, in an effort to address the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in the context of human relationships. He will soon complete a fifth book called The Duke Legacy, which is a historical novel based upon the family that built Duke University.