Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Daniel P. Duffy appointed to Cook County Circuit Court

Daniel P. Duffy was recently appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the countywide vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Susan Ruscitti-Grussel.

Duffy assumed his judicial duties on April 3; his appointment expires on December 5, 2016.

At the time of his appointment, Duffy was a shareholder in the Chicago office of Peterson, Johnson & Murray, S.C. According to his firm biography, Duffy took his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Notre Dame, in 1987 and 1993 respectively. In between he earned an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University (graduating in 1989).

Licensed in both Wisconsin and (since 1995) in Illinois, Duffy has served, according to the Peterson website, as a member of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission’s Review Board; as a Hearing Officer for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District; and, since 2002, pursuant to Circuit Court appointment, as Cook County Special State’s Attorney, defending various civil rights suits brought against the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and current and former officials associated with the office.

A personal aside: Yes, this post is late -- inasmuch Judge Duffy is already on the bench -- but somehow I missed the appointment order when it was entered. Fortunately for me, I have smart, attentive readers, one of whom called my attention to my omission and got me looking into this. I am grateful.

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