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Duffy guides clients with thoughtfulness and efficiency through complex commercial disputes.  He has comprehensive experience in pretrial, trial, and appellate proceedings in federal and state courts as well as in alternative forums.  Duffy is a graduate of the Yale Law School and is admitted to practice in California and Washington.

Before joining Savitt Bruce & Willey, Duffy served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Alan B. Handler of the Supreme Court of New Jersey and practiced at Morrison & Foerster in Los Angeles.  He is a recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Services Award from the State Bar of California.

Duffy is the co-editor, with Robert Jackall, of From Albert Salomon: Essays on Social Thinkers (Newfound Press, University of Tennessee Libraries, 2019) and From Joseph Bensman: Essays on Modern Society (Newfound Press, University of Tennessee Libraries, 2014). He is author of The Consciousness of the Litigator (University of Michigan Press, 2005), an analysis of the moral sensibility engendered by litigation work and recommended reading for litigators and their clients. 

Areas of Practice

Prior Professional Experience

  • Morrison & Foerster, Los Angeles CA, 1990-1993
  • Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Alan B. Handler, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1989-1990


  • Yale Law School, J.D., 1989
  • Williams College, B.A. magna cum laude with Highest Honors, 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California