Michael L. Duffy

Partner

Location: Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.606.7573

Biography

Michael focuses his practice on insurance coverage and defense, and has extensive litigation experience. He has represented the interests of national and international insurers in complex coverage matters involving environmental damage and government regulation violations at manufacturing facilities, former manufactured gas plants and hydroelectric facilities, and in actions involving asbestos-related claims, and Telephone Consumer Protection Act, among others. He consistently provides diligent and thoughtful counsel based on his clients’ needs in an efficient manner. A representative sampling of matters follows:

  • Reached a favorable settlement in principle with a regional gas and electric company on day prior to jury trial, in matter seeking in excess of $10 million in damages from multinational insurance companies in claims alleging environmental property damage at five former manufactured gas plants and a waste disposal facility located in southern Indiana.
  • Enabled a group of multinational insurance company clients to mitigate a potential $40 million liability by defending them against allegations brought by a manufacturer of vehicular heat transfer equipment claiming environmental property damage at various nationwide facilities.
  • Successfully settled $1 million claim brought by a national gasoline and oil company against multinational insurance companies in matter claiming environmental property damage along a nationwide network of pipelines.
  • Achieved a favorable settlement of claims brought by a gas company seeking in excess of $5 million in damages from multinational insurance companies in matter alleging environmental property damage at two former manufactured gas plants located in central Indiana.

Michael also has extensive experience in many areas of complex commercial litigation, including contract disputes, products liability, regulatory matters, employment law, white collar crime, and class actions.

Education

  • J.D. The Ohio State University College of Law, 2000
  • B.A. Miami (Ohio) University, magna cum laude, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Norther District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago

    Illinois 60603

    10 South LaSalle Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60603

    T: 312.855.1010 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • New York

    New York 10005

    28 Liberty Street 39th Floor

    New York, New York 10005

    T: 212.805.3900 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Tyler Jay Lory

  • Irvine

    California 92614

    17901 Von Karman Avenue

    Suite 650

    Irvine, California 92614

    T: 949.260.3100 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Florham Park

    New Jersey 07932

    100 Campus Drive

    Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

    T: 973.410.4130 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 973.410.4169 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Michigan City

    Indiana 46360

    200 Commerce Square

    Michigan City, Indiana 46360

    T: 219.262.6106 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partners: Paige M. Neel, Kimbley A. Kearney

  • Appleton

    Wisconsin 54914

    4650 W. Spencer Street

    Appleton, Wisconsin 54914

    T: 920.560.4658 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 920.968.4650 Office Managing Partner: Patrick L. Breen

  • Stamford

    Connecticut 06902

    68 Southfield Avenue

    2 Stamford Landing Suite 100

    Stamford, Connecticut 06902

    T: 203.921.0303 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Matthew J. Van Dusen

  • Tampa

    Florida 33609

    4830 West Kennedy Boulevard, One Urban Center

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Anne E. Kevlin

  • San Francisco

    California 94111

    100 Pine Street

    Suite 1250

    San Francisco, California 94111

    T: 415.745.3598 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman