Christopher P. Duffy

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For the past 25+ years, Chris has worked closely with individuals and families facing extreme hardship from mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. He began his career learning the intricacies of asbestos product identification while meeting with clients and co-worker witnesses as an asbestos paralegal. Chris subsequently attended Suffolk University Law School in the evening program while continuing to work full-time as a law clerk in asbestos litigation. He graduated magna cum laude from Suffolk Law in 2000.

A Fierce Advocate

Chris is a fierce advocate and competitor who takes great pride in his tireless work ethic, meticulous preparation and attention to detail, and compassion for others. Since obtaining his law degree, Chris has vigorously represented hundreds of mesothelioma clients in asbestos products and premises liability litigation and guided their lawsuits to successful resolution. Chris has obtained millions of dollars in settlements for his mesothelioma clients from manufacturers and suppliers of asbestos-containing products. He always takes the time to get to know each client and their family personally and to learn their individual backgrounds and work histories to identify every potential source of exposure to asbestos.

Representing mesothelioma clients and their families

Chris started Duffy Law LLC in 2020 to build on his extensive experience representing mesothelioma clients and their families. His civil litigation practice focuses on mesothelioma cases and asbestos litigation. Chris also handles other toxic tort, product liability, premises liability, and wrongful death cases, and serves as local counsel in Massachusetts on all phases of litigation in coordination with national trial counsel.

He is admitted to practice law in all Massachusetts and Maine state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Maine State Bar Association, and American Association for Justice.

Chris grew up in Kennebunk, Maine, the son of public-school teachers. His father taught history and coached baseball and basketball at the high school, and his mother was a beloved third-grade teacher. Chris was inspired by his sister, Laura, an extremely dedicated record-breaking state champion distance runner, who earned a Division I athletic scholarship at the University of Minnesota. Chris was co-captain of his high school varsity basketball team for two seasons and a 2-mile standout on the two-time state champion track and field team. He went on to play basketball for Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where he also co-captained his college team for two seasons.

Chris is an avid runner, golfer, and skier. Chris lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts, with his wife Michelle and their three daughters, Caitlin, Courtney, and Madeline. He and his family are passionate Sugarloafers in Maine during the winter months.

More About Chris


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2000
    Suffolk University Law Review, Note Editor, 1999-2000; Staff Member, 1998-99


  • Bates College, Lewiston, Maine
    B.A., Political Science, 1994
    Garold V. Thum Award in Political Science, Best Senior Thesis, 1994


  • Maine, 2000
  • Massachusetts, 2001
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2001


Massachusetts Bar Association

Boston Bar Association

Maine State Bar Association

American Association for Justice


Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2009, 2011-12

Recent Notable Cases

March 11, 2021

Federal Judge Rejects GE’s “Bare Metal” Defense in Denying Motion for Summary Judgment as to Mesothelioma Client’s Product Liability Claims

Attorney Christopher P. Duffy of Duffy Law LLC comments to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on a recent 78-page decision by the Honorable Judge William G. Young of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts rejecting GE’s “bare metal” defense at summary judgment and allowing his mesothelioma client’s asbestos product liability claims to proceed to trial.

Click here for the March 25, 2021 article in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – Mesothelioma claim against manufacturer can proceed
Click here for the March 11, 2021 Memorandum of Decision in Sebright v. General Electric Co. (D. Mass. 2021)

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Duffy Law if a member of the Boston Bar