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Andrew R. Duffy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky P.C.
1650 Market St, 52nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-575-2988
Fax: 215-496-0999
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

If there is a major catastrophe in the Delaware Valley, Andrew R. "Drew” Duffy is likely to be fighting for the victims.  Mr. Duffy is widely considered one of Pennsylvania’s best catastrophic personal injury attorneys. He is an annual member of Philadelphia Magazine's peer-selected, top 5 percent "Super Lawyers" of Pennsylvania. He is rated "AV Preeminent", the highest possible rating, by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell attorney peer review process.  Mr. Duffy was also recognized as one of the “Top 100” lawyers in Pennsylvania and one of the “Top 100” lawyers in Philadelphia. 

 

Mr. Duffy has appeared on Fox news, Good Day Philadelphia, CBS 3, NBC 10, KYW and other news outlets to act as a legal expert and to discuss cases he is handling.

 

Mr. Duffy has an impressive track record of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients, including: $160 Million in a food truck propane tank explosion with over $69 million going to his severely burnt client (the largest burn settlement in Pennsylvania history); $124 million verdict in a wrongful death case (the largest contested verdict in a single personal injury case in Pennsylvania history); $24.1 million for an injured construction worker (the largest recovery for a construction worker in Pennsylvania history); $17 million settlement in the Philadelphia Duck Boat tragedy; $16.5 million for a millwright seriously burned in an industrial accident; and $16.3 million settlement for a union Ironworker whose leg was amputated because shoring failed at a Philadelphia construction project.

 

Mr. Duffy also has a distinguished military service record, serving as a senior defense attorney for the Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG Corps) where Drew was presented the New York City Bar Association Award for Trial Advocacy.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

13 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007

About Andrew R. Duffy

First Admitted: 1995, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.smbb.com/attorneys/andrew-r-duffy

Honors/Awards

  • Super Lawyers of Pennsylvania
  • Fellow- International Academy of Trial Lawyers- Formed in 1954, the IATL is recognized as the most prestigious organization of plaintiff and defense trial lawyers in the world. Through an extremely rigorous vetting process, which includes both peer and judicial review, the IATL offers invitation-only admission to certain truly elite trial lawyers who have achieved a career of excellence, demonstrated superior trial skills, and possessedoutstanding character, absolute integrity and consummate professionalism. The IATL limits Fellowship to only 500 active trial lawyers in the United States. Its mission is to protect the jury system and the independence of the judiciary, facilitate the administration of justice, promote the Rule of Law internationally and elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession., Fellow - International Academy of Trial Lawyers , International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2022
  • , Best Lawyers in America , Best Lawyers in America , 2021
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell

Educational Background

  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., cum laude , 1995
  • Temple University School of Law LL.M in Trial Advocacy With Honors , 1999

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Legal Intelligencer Recognition for Largest Settlement of 2018  , 2018
  • Lieutenant United States Navy Judge Advocate Generals' Corps (1995-1998), 1998
  • Bar Association of the City of New York, Committee on Military Affairs and Justice Trial Advocacy Award , 1996
  • Navy Acheivement Medal, 1995

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Missouri Duck Boat Disaster- 9 figure settlement  , 2019
  • $124.4 Million Verdict--Estate of Ellen Gregory v. Rafael Robb (Mont. Co)--largest contested verdict in Pennsylvania history. , 2014
  • $71 Million settlement for an individual burn victim in a propane explosion, 2018
  • $24.1 Million Settlement for a Construction Worker (Oates v. C. Raymond Davis, et al Phila. Co.), 2018
  • $16.3 Million Settlement for an Ironworker in a Collapse that Amputated his Leg , 2013
  • $9 Million Settlement in a Forklift Crush Case--Jones v. Newman Paper (Phila. Co.), 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Trial Practice Guide, Author, Use of Technology and Demonstrative Evidence at Trial, Pennsylvania Civil Trial Practice -2019 Edition, 2019
  • Discussion of $160 million food truck/propane tank explosion case and the strategy that went into achieving it. , One of Lead Presenters , "The Making of a $160 Million Settlement", Trial Attorneys, 2018
  • Lecture on effective courtroom strategies to maximize damages in catastrophic injury cases.  , One of Lead Presenters on Panel , "Raising the Stakes"--Effective Pre-Trial and Trial Strategies , Trial Attorneys, 2018
  • Discussion on ethics for trial attorneys  , Lead Presenter , Ethics for the Trial Attorney, Trial Attorneys, 2017
  • Presentation on Cross-Examination Techniques, Lead Presenter , Effective Cross-Examination, Family Law Bar, 2017
  • Effective Presentation of Damages in Wrongful Death Cases , Lead Presenter , Wrongful Death Trials , Temple Law School Students, 2016
  • Presentation on effective and persuasive trial advocacy  , Lead Presenter on Trial Advocacy , "A Day on Trial", Philadelphia Legal Bar, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service

  • MANNA Food Bank Volunteer, 2019
  • Board of Trustees--Philadelphia Bar Foundation 2016-2018, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Board of Directors (CLE Chair), 2020
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers --Board of Directors (2015-present) , 2019
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association--Communications Director (2018-2019) , 2019
  • Board of Trustees -Philadelphia Bar Foundation (2016-2018)      , 2018
  • Temple American Inn of Court , 2019
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Office Location for Andrew R. Duffy

1650 Market St
52nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-575-2988

Fax: 215-496-0999

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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