The ECA DIG Award committee named Patrick J. Duffy, III as the association’s 31st recipient of the industry honor.
Mr. Duffy is nationally known in the highly specialized field of heavy engineering construction law. A senior partner in Monteleone & McCrory for more than 30 years prior to becoming Of Counsel in January 2018, he has focused on civil business litigation, representing prime contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and owners in disputes arising from major projects such as highways, subway systems, bridges, wastewater facilities and industrial plants in California, throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Mr. Duffy also represents contractors and developers in construction defect and other litigation in the residential real estate sector. In addition, he has represented clients in a variety of business-related disputes before both state and federal courts in almost every county in California. Experienced in jury trials, he also practices at the appellate level and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Federal Claims. In addition, he has argued before international tribunals on behalf of governments and business owners.
Mr. Duffy has substantial experience in preparing and organizing the voluminous records commonly involved in complex litigation. He also is adept at presenting highly technical scientific information in a way that makes it understandable to a jury.
The quality of Mr. Duffy’s work is reflected in the fact that he has been “AV” rated by MartindaleHubbell Law Directory for over 25 years. Mr. Duffy has been consistently selected as one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers”, and has been selected as one of “The Best Lawyer’s in America since 2010”. Mr. Duffy was recently recognized by his peers as the Best Lawyer for Construction Litigation for 2018 by Best Lawyers, and in 2018 was also awarded one of only 14 prestigious annual Robert Flaig awards by the real Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association for a lifetime of ethical effective legal service and for being a positive force in construction law practice. His professional affiliations include the Los Angeles and California Bar Associations and the Public Contracts and Disputes Resolution Sections of the American Bar Association. Mr. Duffy is an active member of The Beavers, a group of major civil works and industrial contractors in the Western United States organized to promote mutual, cultural and charitable interests. He is a member of the executive committee of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.
Mr. Duffy graduated with a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University in 1966 and received a J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1969.