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Cook County Circuit CourtCandidate for JudgeRuscitti Grussel vacancy

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Daniel Patrick Duffy

Circuit Court Judge (by appointment of the Illinois Supreme Court April 2014)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To use my experience to continue to serve the public as a Circuit Court Judge



Appointed to the bench by order of the Illinois Supreme Court in April 2014 to fill the county-wide vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Susan Ruscitti Grussel, Daniel Patrick Duffy is presently assigned to the First Municipal District, Non-Jury Civil Section.  

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Duffy practiced law for nearly twenty years – in Chicago, as well as in the collar counties.  Duffy, a litigator, appeared in both state and federal court frequently and was engaged in a diverse general litigation practice, including civil rights defense, commercial litigation and appellate work.  In addition, from 2004 until 2013, Duffy served by appointment of the Illinois Supreme Court on the nine-member Review Board of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, hearing appeals of disciplinary hearings as part of a three-member panel. 

During his nine years on the ARDC Review Board, Duffy authored or assisted in authoring more than 80 opinions concerning the practice of law in Illinois.  Several of those decisions became the subject of Illinois Supreme Court opinions, including In re Karavidas, 2013 IL 115767, which has been characterized by attorneys who practice in the professional responsibility field as one of the most significant cases decided by the Supreme Court in the forty-year history of the ARDC. 

Duffy has received “qualified” or “recommended” ratings from the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, the Asian American Bar Association, the Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois, the Black Women's Lawyer's Association of Greater Chicago, the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois and the Lesbiand and Gay Bar Association of Chicago.

The Illinois State Bar Association said, in finding Judge Duffy Qualified, "Attorneys who have appeared before Judge Duffy consider him to be very bright and hardworking.  They report that he is respectful and impartial, and his courtrooms run efficiently and fairly." 

Judge Duffy is

Judicial Ratings

Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago AreaRecommended
Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater ChicagoRecommended
Chicago Council of LawyersNot Qualified
Decalogue Society of LawyersRecommended
Hellenic Bar AssociationRecommended
Illinois State Bar AssociationQualified
Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of ChicagoRecommended
Puerto Rican Bar Association of IllinoisRecommended
Women’s Bar Association of IllinoisNot Recommended
Hispanic Lawyers Association of IllinoisQualified

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