Robert M. Duffy - Duffy & Sweeney, LTD

Robert M. Duffy

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 401-457-1802

Robert Duffy, a founding shareholder of the firm, is a trial lawyer whose diverse practice focuses on complex business litigation, including business torts, contract disputes, financial services, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience in the area of shareholder litigation. His  practice involves litigation in Federal and State courts and before arbitration panels for both plaintiffs and defendants. He has tried numerous cases and has handled cases throughout the United States. He routinely represents clients in the financial services, health care, waste management, and consumer product industries.

Recognized for his counseling as much as for his trial work, Bob routinely advises business owners, chief executives and boards of directors on business litigation, avoidance and strategy. He regularly counsels corporations and shareholders on fiduciary duty matters. He has appeared as lead counsel for clients in courts throughout the United States.

As a trial lawyer, Bob has handled hundreds of commercial and intellectual property cases across the country, many through trial and appeal. He served as lead trial counsel for clients in patent litigation in California and Florida, trade secret litigation in California, and copyright litigation in the Southern District of Texas. He has represented clients as lead counsel in matters of corporate governance and fiduciary disputes, trade secret litigation, life insurance coverage and settlement litigation, broker dealer disputes and securities litigation, and merger-and-acquisition litigation.

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Client Comments

"You will feel confident with Bob on your side."

-David Ferland
Overland Supply

"Bob Duffy is everything that one can ask for in a legal adviser. He brings innovative thinking along with rock-solid competence. Bob acts as though every matter was of utmost importance to him personally, and he manages the engagement's expense and strategy as though it were his own money at risk. Because of that, I trust him implicitly and would recommend him without any reservations."

-William Wray
Executive Vice President
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI

"Robert M. Duffy has my trust to protect my interests."

-David Ferland
Overland Supply

"Bob Duffy is one of the best businessmen I know, and he brings that perspective to his role as an attorney. He understands value and is relentlessly focused on delivering it. I trust Bob and his team to act in the best interest of my company, which is why I will use them again and again."

-William Wray
Executive Vice President
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI

Office Location

1800 Financial Plaza
Providence, RI 02903
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Litigation - Securities

Other Information

Gender: Male