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Robert E. Duffrin

Personal injury Attorney at Youngstown, OH

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 28 years
    Ohio - OH 30 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    From slip and fall to auto accidents, we will represent you in all facets of personal injury law. We cover commercial vehicles, motorcycle and intentional injury and many more. We focus on personal injury so we can best help you.

  2. Employment and labor
    We focus on employer/employee relations under our labor and employment practice area. We also deal with different issues involving insurance collection and litigation.

  3. Criminal defense
    It is always best to be prepared and have experience on your side when it's time to go to court. Our criminal defense team can give you the representation you need in both federal and state cases, so call 330.915.3454 today.

  4. Litigation
    We defend and prosecute civil cases involving contracts, civil rights, insurance denials, and business disputes. We make years of legal experience affordable for individuals and small business. Call 330.915.3454 to discuss your situation further.

  5. Car accident
    If you have been hurt due to someone else's fault and through no fault of your own, you will need to call us at 330.915.3454 to discuss your situation further today. It is paramount you talk to a lawyer as quickly as possible. Stop worrying, call.

  6. Contracts and agreements
    When disputes become too much and you need to retain a lawyer, we are thoughtful in how we handle your specific situation and want to work with you to make sure your contract dispute is handled efficiently and promptly.

  7. Government
    Attorney Duffrin has experience with government law.

Robert Duffrin is from San Diego, California.  He attended San Dieguito High School and received his bachelor of science from San Diego State University. He earned his law degree from the the University of Akron.  For 9 years he served as the Chief Prosecutor of the multi-agency, Federal and State, organized-drug-crime task force. He also served Mahoning County and the State of Ohio as a General Division Criminal Prosecutor. Robert Duffrin is currently the Law Director for the City of Louisville. He works in both the Youngstown and Canton Offices.  He handles various types of civil litigation cases, inlcuding contract and insurance disputes, personal injury, and employment cases. He also handles Ohio and Federal criminal defense cases. 

Contact Robert

Whalen Duffrin LLC
755 Boardman Canfield Road
Suite M- 1
Youngstown, OH, 44512
Whalen Duffrin
4450 Belden Village Street, N.W.
Suite 206
Canton, OH, 44718
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Posted by Billy | April 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Mr. Duffrin!
I had a situation and wont get into details, but had some false criminal allegations that led to a case in the federal court. Basically I had some friends that werent friends and put me and my family in jeopardy. I was facing prison. Mr. Duffrin said "Dont worry, we got this." I felt comforted. We went through the process and the TRUTH came out. I am a free man today because of Mr. Duffrin and recommend him to anyone facing criminal allegations. He will get the job done right!!~
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Posted by Duke | May 4, 2015
Atty. Rob Duffrin highly recommended!
If you're looking for a top, respected attorney who understands the law, is a great strategist, can plan expertly but also think on his feet, one who communicates thoroughly and timely and is someone who cares for his clients and fosters their trust, Atty. Robert Duffrin is second to none. Rob has helped and represented me and my family on several occasions with optimal results and I highly recommend him! These cases included real estate research and documentation, establishment of an LLC, advice on small business and pursuit of a civil protection order by an unrelated adult towards a juvenile child.
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Posted by Dale | February 14, 2012
Rob is a port in a storm.
Called Rob after a friend suggested him. I am skeptical by nature & that includes lawyers. A few lawyers I've work with in the past didn't listen & didn't seem to care much. Rob put me at ease, listened, asked questions & I could tell he had my best interest at heart. He was very patient with my ques & wasn't at all offended when I asked for further explanations. His work has saved me money, time & a ton of worry. He's a straight shooter & won't waste your time.
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Posted by Mary | January 17, 2011
Robert was extremely helpful in quickly settling a complex financial situation. He explained options in terms I could understand & answered all questions I had. All was settled very quickly and efficiently. He was able to keep me calm throughout & his wit was a bonus! I would definitely contact Robert for any other legal issues or questions that might arise. I have referred friends to him who have any type of legal questions.
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  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Whalen Duffrin LLC - Attorneys
  • 2009 - Present
  • Law Director
  • City of Louisville
  • 2000 - Present
  • Assistant Prosecutor -Chief Vertical Pros. Unit
  • Mahoning County, Ohio
  • 1997 - 2009


  • University Of Akron
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • San Diego State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Stark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • NRJ Inn of Courts
  • Trial Presentation and the Use of Graphics
  • 2017
  • Mahoning Bar
  • Criminal Procedure - Rule 29
  • 2016

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Youngstown Personal injury Lawyer Robert E. Duffrin
Robert E. Duffrin
Personal injury Attorney
Youngstown, OH
Licensed for 30 years
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