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A. Joseph Duffy IV Associate

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2018


Wayne State University Law School, J.D., summa cum laude

  • Order of the Coif

James Madison College at Michigan State University, B.A., with honors, Social Relations and Policy

College of Music at Michigan State University, B.A., with honors, Music

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Mr. Duffy works in Dykema’s Bloomfield Hills office as a member of the Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group.  His practice focuses on construction law, antitrust litigation, and complex commercial disputes.  In his construction law practice, Mr. Duffy represents and advises design professionals, contractors, and owners in a wide range of matters, including defense and prosecution of claims relating to differing site conditions, construction errors and omissions, construction liens, change order directives, and contract interpretation in connection with public and private construction.  His practice also includes products liability suits, automotive supplier disputes, and premises liability actions. 

Mr. Duffy has litigation experience in state and federal courts on issues ranging from routine debt collection matters to massive class action suits.  He has a track record of efficiently delivering exceptional results to clients at all stages of litigation.

While in law school, Mr. Duffy distinguished himself inside and outside the classroom. He graduated first in his class and was a member of The Wayne Law Review.  He also completed internships for judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.  A dedicated member of his school’s Mock Trial program, he competed in national competitions sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyer’s Association and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Before attending law school, Mr. Duffy spent several years on the staff of State Representative Tom Cochran.  In that role, he advised on policy matters and delivered solutions to constituent problems on a wide range of issues, including licensing and access to public services.

  • David Adamany Scholarship for Excellence in Constitutional Law
  • Ralph M. Freeman Scholarship for Excellence in Evidence
  • The Wayne Law Review Superior Editing Award