Colin Duffy is an attorney at Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP that focuses his practice on catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases throughout California. As a combat veteran, Mr. Duffy prides himself on fighting for those who are not in a position to fight for themselves. His goal is to ensure his clients’ rights are protected and that they recover from their tragic situation.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Duffy worked at the international law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, in both the Los Angeles and San Diego offices, where he practiced commercial and environmental litigation. He then left Latham to return to active duty to serve as a Judge Advocate (JAG) in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. While serving as a JAG, Mr. Duffy was assigned as the labor attorney for Fort Stewart, GA and as the Senior Defense Counsel (SDC) for Fort Irwin, CA, Trial Defense Services (TDS), West. As the SDC, Mr. Duffy was responsible for providing legal counsel to the 14,000 active duty soldiers in his jurisdiction. He personally represented all soldiers facing courts-martial or administrative separation boards. Captain Duffy’s superiors described him as one of the best litigators in TDS, who is a bulldog in the courtroom that inspired his clients to fight for their futures. Mr. Duffy gained valuable trial experience while serving as a JAG and separated from active duty with an Honorable Discharge.
Mr. Duffy is member of the State Bar of California, he received his BA in Business Administration from the University of San Diego and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he graduated cum laude. While in law school, he was a judicial extern for the Honorable R. Gary Klausner of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and an active member in the Michigan Law Veterans Society.
After graduating college and before law school, Mr. Duffy had the privilege to serve as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, where he earned the opportunity to lead a team of Marines in Afghanistan. Mr. Duffy utilizes the lessons he learned on the battlefield to help him fight for his clients in the courtroom.
Mr. Duffy grew up in Thousand Oaks, CA and attended Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, CA, where he played several varsity sports and served as the Student Body President. Mr. Duffy is married and has a young daughter. In his limited free time, Mr. Duffy enjoys surfing, skiing, hiking, and training martial arts. He holds a first degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a black belt in Marine Corps Martial Arts.