Duane James, CPA

Hi, Thank you for visiting my website. My Name is Duane James. I have over 30 years of experience in the tax and accounting field.  I live in Morehead Kentucky with my wife Judi.  We have three (3)wonderful children and (10) ten gorgeous grandchildren.  I came to Morehead Kentucky some 30 years ago to attend Morehead State University and fell in love with the area.  Morehead is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.  You can fish and swim in Cave Run Lake, climb up to Lockegee Rock and see the marvelous view or hike through the hills of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Outside of work my interests lie on the golf course, as an avid golfer, I love that Morehead has one of the finest Championship Golf courses in the state of Kentucky.  My brother and I play in many golf tournaments throughout the summer, culminating with a trip to the World Am in Myrtle Beach , SC.  Currently my handicap is in the single digits but if you are a golfer you know that can change very rapidly.


  • Paul G Blazer HS , Ashland, KY
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
  • Completed Series 6 & 63 licensing requirements
  • Life and Health insurance Training
  • Mortgage Broker Training

Professional Experience

  • Former CFO of Interstate Data, Inc a web based travel site
  • Served as Vice-President of a National Franchise Association
  • Served on an Advisory Council for a Fortune 500 Company
  • Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant

Awards, Honors, and Achievement

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Morehead State University
  • Recognition from the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants for passing all parts of the CPA on the first attempt
  • Recognized as Franchise owner of the year
  • Beautification Award from the Morehead Chamber of Commerce
  • Awarded Kentucky Colonial status