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Duane M. Kokesch Director

Duane M. Kokesch is a Senior Attorney with the National Traffic Law Center, a division of the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA). Mr. Kokesch has more than 16 years experience litigating criminal cases, beginning as an Assistant City Attorney with the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan where he prosecuted driving under the influence and other local crimes. He also worked as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Calhoun County, Michigan and an Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. In 2006, Kokesch was appointed Chief of the Criminal Section for the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. As Chief, he oversaw the prosecution of routine and high profile drug and alcohol traffic-related offenses in the District of Columbia as well as other crimes. Prior to joining NDAA, Kokesch worked in private practice with a focus on criminal litigation.  He is a cum laude graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School and holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from St. Cloud State University. 



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Metria Hernandez Project Coordinator
703.519.1683   Email Metria Hernandez

Metria Hernandez is a Project Coordinator for the National District Attorneys Association’s National Traffic Law Center. She provides administrative support to the organization’s program director and staff and senior attorneys. Ms. Hernandez also plans, coordinates and implements logistical support for training conferences and group meetings.

In the 12 years that Ms. Hernandez has been working with the National District Attorneys Association, she has become an integral member of the NDAA’s team through her work on 48 conferences with the number of participants ranging from 50-250. Metria continues to be a key player at the National District Attorneys Association in a mutually-rewarding relationship.