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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1990||11/22/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Real Estate Law||University of Iowa Law School||1989|
|American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Adminstrative Law||University of Iowa Law School||1989|
|Founder||Duffy Law Office||1995 - Present|
|Partner||Anderson & Nelson||1990 - 1995|
|Attorney||Bozeman, Neighbour, Patton & Noe||1989 - 1990|
|Vice President||Per Mar Security & Research Corp||1970 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys||Fellow||2004 - Present|
|Quad City Estate Planning Council||Member||1997 - Present|
|American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys||Member||1995 - Present|
|Scott County Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Rock Island County Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section||Member||1989 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1989 - Present|
|Iowa State Bar Association||Member||1989 - Present|
|American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys||Board of Governors||2001 - 2004|
|Estate Planning||Substantial tax and administrative cost savings|
|Estate Planning||Substantial probate expense saved|
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|American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys||Legacy Planning: A Guide to Preserving Your Wealth||2011|
|Estate Planning Basics||A Crash Course in Safeguarding Your Legacy||2008|
|University of Iowa Law School||Law||JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA||1989|
|University of Iowa||Business Administration||Masters in Business Administration||1989|
|University of Iowa||Finance and Computer Science||Bachelor of Business Adminsitration||1978|
|Fall Summit||Providing Financial Risk Assessment Services in Estate Planning||2013|
|John Deere employees and pre-retirees||Myths of Estate Planning||2010|
Posted by anonymous
Outstanding knowledge--a real proffessional, with an outstanding staff to assist him. All documents were very proffesionaly prepared and well thought out. Have personal experience in these things through my proffessional carreer and feel I am able to judge the quality of service. I would not hesitate for a second in recommending his services to anyone. I have worked with other attorneys over the years and he is the best!!
Posted by Steve
Dennis Duffy has a refreshing combination of knowledge, ability to educate, explain in simple terms complex concepts, and carry himself with the highest of integrity. After several miserable attempts to complete wills, trusts and a variety of other estate and planning documents with other attorneys I had Dennis Duffy review the work others had done. He was able to do what the others had not: Help me understand. Additionally, I was provided with educational materials to further my understanding of what I had and what I needed. Both he and the materials provided (written by him) were unbelievably informative and comprehensive. Prior to beginning this process I had looked for a good resource to educate myself on the different types of trusts, what they all mean, and how they may apply to my situation. Everything I found was either too dumbed down to be useful, or too specific to a singular trust type to make comparison. Dennis nailed it with his knowledge, ability and desire to educate, and with his book. Not too dumbed down, not too complicated, and unbelievably comprehensive. I genuinely appreciate the help and information.
Posted by Fran
My Mother and I first met Mr. Duffy in 1996 at one of his seminars. Although, she had only a modest amount of assets, decided to put them into a Living Trust for my protection, sadly due to an estrangement with my only sibling. This situation had broken her heart but she was a very practical person and did not want me to have to deal with any unpleasant legal entanglements after her passing. With Mr. Duffys expert guidance over the years, her Trust was kept updated as her circumstances changed. She passed this Sept. (2010) after a very long and courageous battle with cancer. Unfortunately,as the cancer consumed her body it also consumed her assets. Feeling overwhelmed and over burdened, I contacted Mr. Duffy's office. I was told he was scheduled to go out of town and didn't really have any openings until his return. Amanda, one of his amazing staff, must have sensed the urgency in my voice, because within an hour, Mr. Duffy, personally phoned me and decided that he should see me before he left. They graciously welcomed me in the office, never once making me feel like I was an intrusion to their already busy schedule. He clearly and concisely went over the remains of her Trust, explained my legal obligations and rights, and empowered me with the knowledge I needed to resolve any remaining issues. I left that meeting with a great sense of relief but mostly "Blessed" that my Mom had had the foresight to establish the "Trust" and truly "Blessed" by Mr. Duffy and his staff for their caring and compassion. My Mom was a good judge of character and she was truly impressed by Mr. Duffy. I think she knew all along that he is one of "Gods Earth Angels"
Brandie Luis, Trusts Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. He is a colleague in the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Over the years I have learned quite a bit from Dennis. I would be comfortable referring my clients to him for thoughtful and thorough planning.
Gary Brainin, Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I have known Dennis for several years, as we are both members of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. In all that time, Dennis has always impressed me with his knowledge, compassion, and client-focused attitude. I would very confidently refer clients to him.
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