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Kevin J. Duffy

Partner

F: (973) 206 5805
Overview Experience Insights News Education and Credentials Recognition and Community

Overview

Kevin Duffy, a commercial litigator, assists individuals and corporations in a range of matters affecting their personal and financial interests. He has advised and represented clients in cases involving contracts, securities, public bidding, unfair competition, negligence, fraud and consumer protection claims in state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York, and has successfully argued before the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Outside of the courtroom, he has successfully represented clients' interests in arbitration and mediation.

Before entering private practice, Kevin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jane Grall, Judge of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, and to the Honorable Maurice J. Gallipoli, Assignment Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson Vicinage.

Experience

Obtained reinstatement of a no-cause verdict in favor of a major retail corporation before the Supreme Court of New Jersey, following reversal by the Appellate Division

Successfully defended the entry of summary judgment in favor of a major retail corporation in a premises liability case before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Secured a ruling from the Supreme Court of New Jersey recognizing a litigant's right to a jury trial in the Special Civil Part of the Superior Court of New Jersey

Successfully defended a factoring company against a fraudulent transfer claim for which the plaintiff was seeking in excess of $6 million in damages

Successfully obtained judgment against municipal entity for failure to pay the outstanding balance on a contract for construction of a municipal parking garage

Successfully defended a prevailing solid waste bidder against challenge filed by a competing bidder whose bid was rejected for its inclusion of a defective consent of surety

Insights

News

Education and Credentials

Education
Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, J.D., 2010, Rutgers Law Record, Senior Articles Editor
Emerson College, B.S., magna cum laude, 2007
Admissions
State of New Jersey
State of New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Affiliations
American Bar Association, Communications Law Forum
New Jersey State Bar Association, Appellate Practice Special Committee

Recognition and Community

Recognition

Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) for Commercial Litigation, 2023

Chosen as one of the New Leaders of the Bar by the New Jersey Law Journal (ALM Media Properties, LLC), 2021

Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), Business Litigation, 2019-2020

Recipient of a Day Pitney Coleman Award for his commitment to pro bono and public service, 2017

 

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Community

New Jersey LGBT Chamber, Member

Student Press Law Center, Volunteer Attorney

West Orange Scholarship Fund, Trustee