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Duffy & Duffy Continues Steady Growth with Addition of Two Seasoned Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Date:3/15/2010

UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Duffy & Duffy, a preeminent medical malpractice law firm based in Uniondale, N.Y., announced the addition of two new attorneys, Mary Rita Wallace and Frank Torres, to the firm.  Mary Rita and Frank bring more than 50 years of combined experience in medical malpractice and general liability.  They will be based in Duffy & Duffy's Uniondale office.

"Continuing to add the region's best lawyers to our firm strengthens our position as a market leader and increases our ability to meet clients' individual needs. To this point, Frank, fluent in Spanish, will add to our ability to serve New York's Hispanic community," said Michael E. Duffy, Esq., Managing Partner, Duffy & Duffy. "Mary Rita and Frank are well-known, respected advocates for patients and victims of medical malpractice. We have admired their work for years and are pleased that they will be joining our firm."

Mary Rita brings more than 25 years experience in the legal industry to Duffy & Duffy.  For the last 19 years, Mary Rita has worked on medical malpractice and general liability cases at Levine & Grossman, preparing cases for trial from beginning to end. Mary Rita is also very active in the legal community.  Among other activities, she was an assistant professor at St. John's University, has lectured for the New York State Bar Association, is a retired Village Justice, and is currently the vice-chair of the Nassau County Grievance Committee and a board member of Life's WORC, a not for profit agency that provides comprehensive support to people with developmental disabilities.  

Frank Torres comes to Duffy & Duffy with nearly 30 years of legal experience. For the past 10 years as a seasoned trial attorney he has handled cases from inception through conclusion across New York. Frank started his career as a defense attorney at Evans, Orr, Pacelli, Norton & Laffan, where he was the first person to be named partner in almost 30 years.  He left in 1995 to start his own firm and later joined Levine & Grossman.  Frank is a member of the Nassau, Brooklyn and Bronx County Bar Associations and the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Prep Alumni Association, a charitable organization that donates scholarships to local children in need.  He also sits regularly as a moot court judge at his alma mater, Columbia University School of Law.

"Advocating for patients is one of the most important aspects of the law, and Duffy & Duffy is known and respected for its unmatched record in this field," said Mary Rita.  Frank added, "We are honored to join this firm, and are both looking forward to continuing to focus on what we are most passionate about: helping victims of malpractice receive justice."  

Duffy & Duffy currently has 15 lawyers and a large support staff of nurses and paralegals to help clients at every juncture. The firm handles complex medical malpractice cases in almost any medical field, and represents those suffering life-long illnesses due to complications at birth, as well as victims unnecessarily harmed by medical negligence or personal injury.

About Duffy & Duffy: One of the preeminent trial firms in the nation, Duffy & Duffy, Esqs. provides unparalleled legal counsel to the victims of medical malpractice and negligence-with unparalleled results. The firm's seasoned trial partners have more than 50 years of experience in handling complex medical malpractice cases.  Duffy& Duffy has a proven track record in recovering hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of their clients. For more information please visit http://www.duffyduffylaw.com/.

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