Patrick M. Duffy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Encino, CA

Goodchild & Duffy
 | 16133 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1250
Encino, CA 91436
Phone: 818-380-1600
Fax: 818-380-1616
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (0%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (90%),
  • Social Security Disability (10%)
Attorney Profile

Dedicated to representing people who suffer on-the-job injuries, Patrick M. Duffy is an attorney at the Law Offices of Goodchild & Duffy. He has spent more than 30 years navigating workers’ compensation laws in California, advocating for people in Encino, Van Nuys, Reseda, Woodland Hills, Northridge, Sherman Oaks and Tarzana. Mr. Duffy also handles personal injury and Social Security Disability cases.

The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization has certified Mr. Duffy as a specialist in workers’ compensation law. He understands how debilitating it is to experience any type of work-related or negligence-related injury, from repetitive use injuries to catastrophic incidents.

In some cases, a person’s employer may not carry the appropriate insurance. Fortunately, there is a state fund that may provide the compensation necessary to pay for the road to recovery. No matter the circumstances, Mr. Duffy knows how to file the appropriate claim and is prepared to battle large corporations and insurance companies.

Mr. Duffy’s passion for helping the disabled or injured began during college, as his dormitory was near an industrial complex that had terrible working conditions. Witnessing that sparked his desire to pursue a law degree. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Hofstra University in 1981, he earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 1985.

Serving as secretary of the Los Angeles Valley Applicants’ Attorneys Association, Mr. Duffy is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and The State Bar of California. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Outside the office, Mr. Duffy enjoys baseball and spending time with his family.

Practice Areas
  • 0%Personal Injury - General
  • 90%Workers' Compensation
  • 10%Social Security Disability
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents


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Super Lawyers: 2006

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About Patrick Duffy

Admitted: 1985, California

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Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law, Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Central District Court of California, 1985
  • Encino Lawyers Association, secretary  
  • Los Angeles Valley Applicants' Attorneys Association, vice president
  • California State Bar, 1985
  • State Bar of California, Member

Educational Background:

  • Hofstra University, New York, B.A., 1981
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Office Location for Patrick M. Duffy

16133 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 1250
Encino, CA 91436

Phone: 818-380-1600

Fax: 818-380-1616

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Last Updated: 6/27/2017

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