Michael R. Duffy
Areas of Practice
As a member of the Workers' Compensation Department, Michael focuses his practice on defending clients in workers' compensation matters.
In 2011, Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The Pennsylvania State University. In the fall of 2012, Michael entered the evening division program at Widener University Delaware Law School. He received his juris doctor in December 2015. While attending evening classes, Michael worked at a plaintiff's personal injury firm. During his time in law school, Michael was a member of both the Law Review and Moot Court. He served as a research editor on Law Review and twice won second place in the Distinguished Jurist Moot Court Competition. Michael also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Justice Fitzgerald of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
Michael is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is a member of the Brehon Law Society, Pennsylvania Self-Insurers' Association, Philadelphia Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Association.
Received a favorable decision in a case involving Claim and Penalty petitions. The claimant alleged cervical injuries requiring surgery. Our medical expert agreed that surgery was required but did not agree to a work injury based on the records obtained following the claimant’s deposition. Though the claimant testified to never having prior injuries or treatment for his neck prior to the injuries, Mike was able to obtain medical records showing treatment for the same complaints two weeks prior to the work injury. The judge denied the Claim and Penalty petitions.
Unique Workers' Compensation Aspects of Independent Contractors and Traveling Employees, Lorman Education Services webinar, December 16, 2021
Workers' Compensation 101, client seminar, August 19, 2020
"Bullying in the Workplace," CLM Magazine, December 2021
"Is There a Doctor in the House? Telemedicine Has Its Benefits, But Not for Contested Workers' Compensation Claims," CLM Magazine, November 2020
“Exercising Reasonable Diligence: Commonwealth Court Provides Guidance to 120-Day Rule,” Defense Digest, December 2018, Vol. 24, No. 4
“Ingress and Egress: Appellate Division Finds Employer Had Control Over Parking Lot,” Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 1, March 2017