Cozen O’Connor: Duffey, Martin P.

Martin P. Duffey

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-2780

(215) 701-2480

Martin P. Duffey concentrates his practice representing clients who have suffered catastrophic property and personal injuries and damages. His work includes cases involving fires, floods, defective products, dangerous premises, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and civil rights violations. Martin has more than 25 years of experience as a trial lawyer, having tried numerous cases in state and federal courts. Martin is co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Personal Injury Group.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Martin graduated from St. Joseph’s University (B.A. magna cum laude, 1986), earned his law degree from Emory University School of Law (J.D., 1989), and his master of law degree in Trial Advocacy from Temple University Beasley School of Law (LL.M., 2010). While at Emory, Martin was a member of the Moot Court Society’s Special Teams and, along with a teammate, won the Polsky National Moot Court Competition held at Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1988.

Martin served as hiring partner for Cozen O’Connor from 2003 to 2005, improving the ranking of the firm’s Summer Associate Program from near last in the nation to number one and two in consecutive years. He was also actively involved 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.

Martin has been honored by the Legal Intelligencer as an “Unsung Hero” for his pro bono work on a precedential asylum case that he argued twice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia and once before the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Va.  

Martin is active in the community having previously served the office of the mayor as an adviser to a study on neighborhood revitalization as part of Philadelphia’s 21st Century Review Forum. He previously served as president of the board of directors of the Upper Main Line YMCA, Berwyn Branch, and also served as a director of the Upper Main Line YMCA’s Association Board and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee.

 

News

Cozen O’Connor Names Seven New Shareholders

February 16, 2011

Cozen O’Connor Names Seven New Shareholders

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Martin Duffey Named Pro Bono “Unsung Hero”

June 21, 2010

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Martin Duffey Named Pro Bono “Unsung Hero”

Publications

Communications with Experts - Additional Protection Under Federal Rules When Counsel is Involved [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

October 08, 2014

An adjuster is notified of a new fire loss and goes diligently to work. He visits the site and interviews the insured. The adjuster obtains information on the damages caused by the fire as well as theories about how the fire started and potentially responsible third parties. He retains an origin and...

Summer 2008 [Subrogation and Recovery Observer]

July 01, 2008

Summer 2008 - Subrogation and Recovery Observer -

Use of Hearsay to Buttress Expert Testimony [Forensic Consultants & Loss Site Investigations - Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers]

January 13, 2006

Use of Hearsay to Buttress Expert Testimony - Forensic Consultants & Loss Site Investigations - Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers - 4 pgs total; in outline form. Common Law: Under the common law, experts were required to base their opinions on facts or information that were found in the trial record. Topics: Modifications to Common Law; Federal Rule of Evidence 703; Practical Considerations.

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Education

  • Emory University, J.D., 1989
  • Temple University—James E. Beasley School of Law, LL.M., 2010
  • St. Joseph's University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1986
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association