The Honorable Mike Duffy
The Citadel Alumni Club
Thursday, March 21
6:00pm to 7:30pm
This event is open to everyone! Join us as Judge Duffy presents a lighthearted look at our judicial system. Read his full bio below!
Complimentary light hors d' oeuvres and happy hour drink pricing will be featured. Come early to enjoy our $10 Burgers & Brew!
Please make reservations by calling 843.723.9680.
PATRICK MICHAEL DUFFY
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Michael Duffy received his undergraduate degree in 1965 from The Citadel and his law degree in 1968 from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from The Citadel at the 2000 commencement, and an Honorary degree from the Charleston School of Law in May 2011. From 1969 until 1972, Judge Duffy served on active duty with the U.S. Army in Germany and, from 1973 to 1974, was the Assistant County Attorney for Charleston County, South Carolina.
Judge Duffy was a partner in the law firm of Hollings & Hawkins and later a principal in the McNair Law Firm until his appointment to the federal bench on December 27, 1995. Judge Duffy’s area of practice was civil litigation, including admiralty, aviation, commercial, environmental, and construction litigation, and appellate practice. He was admitted to practice in all courts in South Carolina, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the U.S. Claims Court, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and before the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Duffy is a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. He maintained memberships in the Charleston County, South Carolina, and American Bar Associations and served on the Executive Committee of the S.C. Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline from 1986 to 1989. He serves on the Judicial Security Committee of the Judicial Conference of the federal courts.
Judge Duffy was an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates where he served as chapter representative to the National Board from 1988 to 1991, and he was elected President of the Charleston Chapter in 1991. Judge Duffy is a past president of the Charleston YMCA, The Optimist Club of Charleston, and was the charter president of the South Carolina Irish Historical Society in 1979. He is a member of the Board of Directors of charitable foundations in the United States and Ireland. He is a senior bencher of The Citadel Inn of Court, and he has also served on the board of numerous civic organizations.
Judge Duffy has written and lectured widely on various litigation topics, and he teaches at the National Advocacy Center on a recurring basis.
Judge Duffy is married to the former Katherine Hostetter, and they have three children, Katie, Patrick and Brian, and seven grandchildren.