Cozen O’Connor member Martin P. Duffey was recently honored by the Legal Intelligencer as an “Unsung Hero” for his pro bono work. The award was created to recognize attorneys’ often-overlooked dedication to their communities. Specifically, Duffey was chosen for his work on a significant asylum case for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia that came before the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal twice in the last four years.
Duffey is a member of Cozen O’Connor and practices in the subrogation and recovery department. He concentrates his practice in complex litigation matters, including products liability, fire and flood losses, construction defects, premises liability, immigration, bodily injury and medical malpractice. Duffey also served as hiring partner for the firm from 2003 through 2005, improving the ranking of the firm's Summer Associate Program to first and second in the nation in consecutive years. He was also actively engaged in the firm's nationwide expansion efforts, and was part of the team that opened Cozen O'Connor's new offices in Houston and New York City.
A graduate of St. Joseph’s University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1986), Duffey earned his law degree from Emory University School of Law (J.D., 1989) and his master of laws degree in trial advocacy from Temple University Law School (LL.M., 2010). A member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Duffey served as an advisor to the Office of the Mayor for a study on neighborhood revitalization as part of Philadelphia's 21st Century Review Forum. He has also served as president of the board of directors of the Upper Main Line YMCA, Berwyn Branch, and as a member of its strategic planning committee.