Rory C. Dukes grew up in Kilgore, Texas, and graduated from Kilgore High School in 1977. After receiving his BA in 1982 and his M.Ed. in 1983 from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, Rory taught and coached for 4 ½ years before entering Baylor Law School in the fall of 1986.
Rory graduated from Baylor Law School in 1989 and received his license to practice that same year. Following graduation from Baylor Law School, Rory practiced in Tyler, Texas for 28 years before joining Erskine & McMahon in March 2017. Rory has been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 1989 and is licensed to practice in state and federal courts.