Timothy I. Duffy


(973) 631-6002
350 Mount Kemble Avenue
P.O. Box 1917
Morristown, NJ 07962

Timothy Duffy is a Founding Partner of Coughlin Duffy LLP and a member of the Firm's Commercial Services Group.

Timothy has extensive trial and appellate experience in complex, multi-party litigation in state and federal courts in New Jersey and in states across the country, with many cases involving class actions and mass tort litigation in a variety of areas. His practice concentrates on numerous types of claims including products liability, multi-party toxic tort litigation, pharmaceutical litigation, land use disputes, environmental and regulatory litigation, labor and employment litigation, and contract disputes.

In addition to his significant litigation practice, Timothy also acts as corporate counsel to a number of small and mid-size businesses, which involves such areas as corporate structuring and restructuring, negotiations concerning sale and purchase agreements, consultation on environmental and regulatory matters, municipal land use matters, as well as employment and human resource issues.

Timothy prepares and negotiates numerous supply and vendor contracts, software agreements, employment agreements, and deals with issues involving intellectual properties. He represents businesses of all sizes ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses, as well as PBA 265. Prior to founding Coughlin Duffy, Timothy was a senior partner at the firm of McElroy, Deutsch & Mulvaney, LLP.

Awards and Honors

Super Lawyers (2007 - 2019)

New Jersey Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation Defense (2007-2018)

Platinum Minds Honoree (2016)

Assumption College for Sisters Spirit of the Heart Award (2015)

Member, District X Ethics Committee for Morris and Sussex Counties (1990-1994)


Member, American Bar Association

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

Member, Morris County Bar Association

Member, Litigation Counsel of America, LLC

Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Member, Irish Legal 100

Non-Profit Organizations

Tri-County Scholarship Fund, Parsippany, NJ
Board of Trustees, 2003-Present
Chairman of the Board, 2010-2018
Dinner Committee Chair, 2007-2009
Executive Committee 2010-Present

St. Edmund’s Retreat, Mystic, CT
Board of Directors, 2004-Present
Chairman of the Board, 2008-2018
Executive Committee, 2008-Present

Immaculata High School, Somerville, NJ
Advisory Council, 2005-Present
President, Advisory Council 2012-2018

Assumption College of Sisters, Denville, NJ
Board of Directors, 2019

TID Scholarship Foundation, Morristown, NJ
President, 2005-Present