Dennis P. Duffy

Dennis P. Duffy

Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC

Recognized since 2009

Houston, Texas

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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With more than three decades of experience and the recipient of numerous honors by prominent publications and ranking agencies, Dennis Duffy concentrates exclusively on representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law matters. Viewing prompt responsiveness and thorough preparation as the hallmarks of his practice, Dennis ensures that he is always available to provide salient approaches to clients’ workplace challenges. Dennis provides strategic advice and advocates for clients in a variety of industries including energy, construction, technology, and financial services, representing them in Texas and other states throughout the country. In addition, he handles many executive employment issues, advising management and boards on legal issues related to hiring, contracts, and other employment issues involving high-level executives. He draws on a rich professional background that includes serving as general counsel and in roles in government and academia. In addition to his labor and employment law expertise, Dennis is a nationally recognized speaker and author in the area of evidentiary privileges and legal ethics. Dennis constantly monitors the ever-changing employment law landscape to anticipate how to best apply new developments and cutting-edge strategies to his clients’ particular problems. He believes in frequent and effective communication and explains issues in plain English rather than legalese so clients thoroughly understand their options and any potential consequences. In the courtroom, Dennis crafts narratives that juries find both clear and compelling. When defending clients in litigation, Dennis always takes their overall strategic goals into account in advising them about whether to fight or settle matters. He works diligently to help clients reduce the overall incidence of claims, assess the probability that any claims brought will be successful, and increase the likelihood that issues can be resolved efficiently, with the smallest amount of legal spend possible to get a favorable outcome.

Contact & Links


  • 5151 San Felipe, Suite 800
    5051 Westheimer Road
    Houston, TX 77056


  • University of Virginia , J.D., graduated 1982
  • Princeton University, AB, graduated 1979

Bar Admissions

  • California, The State Bar of California
  • Texas, State Bar of Texas


  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers - Fellow
  • National Employment Law Institute - Chair, Board of Directors

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Federal Clerkships

  • United States District Court

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • Class Actions
  • Defense
  • Litigation
  • Management
  • OSHA
  • Title VII Litigation
  • Wage-Hour Law
  • Whistleblowers

Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Board-Certified in Labor and Employment Law.

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