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Attorney Duffy — I just wanted to thank you and your staff for your counsel during a very stressful time for us.  Everyone we spoke with in your office was so helpful, encouraging, knowledgeable and professional. The rapid positive outcome with the U.S. Attorney’s Office achieved in such a quick period of time was so appreciated due to my husband’s current illness.  In fact, today, the day after his chemo treatment, he is feeling very ill, but we are grateful that the legal burden has been lifted.  Please don’t take this the wrong way, but I hope we never need your counsel in the future (LOL) but if we should, you’ll be the first call we make.  I would highly recommend you and your firm to anyone I know if the need should arise.  I’m so glad I discovered your firm and when I read your profile I knew you were the right choice for us. Thank you again from two relieved clients.

-Nancy Anne S.    Connecticut

Dear Attorney Smith,

“Thank you one more time for all your help, for all the efforts and the dedication you showed on my husband’s case.  Your advice was always on point and the strategy you used cut his recommended prison sentence almost in half.  We did not even think that was possible!  You also treated us with so much respect and dignity.  We know about other lawyers who just take cases and finish them as fast possible without really caring about their clients and their families.  Not only did you help my husband, but you helped me as well because I would’ve been lost if his sentence was more than what it is.  I will never get tired of thanking you and may God bless you.”

-Maria, L.  Connecticut

We were referred by a friend and very well-respected lawyer to criminal defense attorneys Paul Thomas and Felice Duffy  based on Attorney Duffy ‘s extensive experience in working with Colleges and Universities.

Our son ran into several issues at his university including drug charges that jeopardized his ability to stay on campus and could easily have led to his being expelled.

The entire team at Duffy  Law did a fantastic job in explaining what we needed to do, who we needed to speak with, what we should say (and not say), what information we needed gather, what actions we needed to take and how to go about the entire process.

Their strategy was perfect.  Their communication with my son and our family (and the school) was always prompt and clear.  They were extremely well prepared to deal with the school officials who controlled our son’s fate and provided the best defense possible.

The end result allowed our son to return to school and live on campus – which thankfully exceeded our highest expectations.

On a scale of 1-10-  we’d personally give Duffy  Law an 11!  Thank you Felice and Paul!”

-Parents of College Freshman, Connecticut

I am writing to let any college student who gets accused of something serious by their school know that they need a lawyer like Felice Duffy  to defend them.  I was accused of something terrible by a student that I would never do and didn’t do.  Even though I knew exactly what actually happened, I was very scared that my university might not find me innocent.

It was terrifying to think that I might lose my full basketball scholarship or could have been suspended or expelled and that me and my family’s name could have gotten a horrible reputation.

I can’t even put into words how I excited I was when I got the letter from the school that cleared me completely of the charges against me and I have Felice to thank for that 100%.

Since I’m not in Connecticut, Felice and her investigator used video conferencing to interview me and my witnesses, talk with my parents, and get me fully prepared for every meeting I had with my school.  They got all my texts and email that proved my innocence and organized them perfectly for the Dean and the discipline committee.

Felice was always very direct and respectful even though the subject matter was very personal, and she was always ahead of the school in terms of getting me and them important information at every step.  It was like having the best scouting report ever.

Felice obviously knows her stuff but she also deeply cares.  You can tell that she loves the work she’s doing to help college kids in really difficult situations.”

-College Sophomore, Colorado

I selected the firm after doing extensive research trying to locate an attorney that specializes in sexual assault cases on university campuses. Late one night I emailed her for a consult just to see what she had to say.  By  6:30am  the next morning she had already emailed me back leaving her information for me to call her.  I was impressed by her promptness and early morning response.  Our criminal attorney informed our family that this simply wasn’t his specialty and strongly recommended we hire someone who really understood how university disciplinary systems work.

In our culture, we are not often trusting and it took a huge step of faith to consider someone we didn’t know (much less one from out of state) to defend our son.

Based on her collegiate athletic background I felt that she would have a better understanding of our case as our son is a D1 athlete. Based on that and her professional accomplishments I felt like she was driven and determined and she clearly had the ability to understand the laws associated with Title IX.

Bottom line is that our son was found 100% not responsible (meaning not guilty) of the extremely serious charges that were brought against him by a female student.

Felice Duffy and her team were professional, focused, responsive and did a great job throughout the entire stressful ordeal.  When we think about how badly and unfairly our son might have been treated by the school, we truly count our blessings that we found Ms. Duffy.

– Parent of a College Sophomore, Ohio

“My experience with Attorney Felice Duffy was extremely positive & professional. Attorney Duffy’s background, a combination of both legal and extensive college athletics experience, made her uniquely capable of advising me each step of the way through the process. Attorney Duffy was readily available whenever there was a new development to answer any questions and provide advice, often going out of her way to assist.

You cannot imagine how important this is until you are thrust unexpectedly in a volatile and stressful situation and you need good advice in a hurry. This advice lead to positive resolution of the matter that I sought counsel on. Duffy Law gets the strongest possible recommendation from to anyone in need of legal representation, especially to someone involved in college athletics.”

-Head Coach, Men’s College Soccer Team, New Jersey

“I hired Felice Duffy in the middle of a Title IX sexual assault proceeding. While I had initially retained another attorney on a recommendation, it turns out they did not have much insight to the inner workings of university policy, which I learned is NOT required to follow the basic laws of due process.

Felice was absolutely incredible, and as an athlete, she understood my thought process and feelings the entire way. This is what stood out the most to me. At the beginning of my school’s adjudication process, I was an absolute mess. Not only is Felice extremely knowledgeable in law and how school adjudication processes work, but she also really does care about her clients and their well-being.

It was initially extremely tough for me to speak about what I was facing. Felice was able to assist me not only in compiling the proper evidence and responding to the school, but also put me in the right state of mind to defend myself and move on with my life after it was all completed.

Prior to hiring Duffy Law, I was concerned that I would be relegated to working with a legal assistant or secretary being that my case was in a college setting as opposed to a state court. However, Felice always found a way to make time and was there every step of the way.

I feel like an important part of hiring an attorney is being able to trust them to fight for you no matter what the scenario may be and you can rest assured you will be getting that with Duffy Law. I would recommend Felice Duffy of Duffy Law 10 times out of 10 to anyone that may be put in a tough situation like I was.

-College Freshman, Massachusetts

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Duffy Law’s full staff is working remotely and we’re fully operational during this health crisis. Colleges are still moving forward with their Title IX and disciplinary actions, and many state and federal criminal proceedings are ongoing. We’re here for you 24/7.

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