2003-01-11 / Community

Breezy Point Resident Inducted To Civil Court

Breezy Point Resident Inducted To Civil Court

Timothy J. Dufficy, a resident of Breezy Point, was elected to the Civil Court, City of New York in November 2002. The induction took place on December 19, 2002.

Dufficy carries on the family tradition started by his mother, the Hon. Ann B. Dufficy. She was elected to the Queens bench in 1970.

Timothy J. Dufficy, the only child of John and Ann Dufficy, grew up in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Queens. His mom and dad were both practicing attorneys working together in the law firm of Dufficy and Dufficy for many years.

Tim attended Archbishop Molloy High School, graduating in 1970. He then enrolled at Queens College, where he graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Tim entered St. John’s University Law School and received his Juris Doctor in June 1979, after only two and a half years. While in law school he worked as an intern for Justice Martin Rodell in Queens Supreme Court, Civil Term.

After being admitted to practice, Tim went to work for the law firm of Manton, Pennisi & Dowd, Esqs. The firm specialized in general Civil Practice law. He became an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County beginning in November of 1980. There he was a trial attorney in the Supreme Court Trial Bureau.

In 1984 Tim became Law Assistant to Judge William D. Friedmann, Acting Supreme Court Judge, Queens County. He did this for three years until Judge Friedmann was elected to Supreme Court in November 1986. He proceeded to work for Justice Friedmann for the next seven years in both civil and criminal terms. In 1994 he worked as Principal Law Assistant to Cosmo J. DiTucci and Acting Supreme Court Justice Robert McGann.

In 1995 and 1996 he worked as Principal Law Clerk for Supreme Court Justice Roberts Dunlop. The succeeding six years saw Tim working in the same capacity for Supreme Court Justice Robert C. Kohm.

Some of the legal organizations Tim has been affiliated with are the American Bar Association, the Catholic Lawyers Guild and the New York State Bar Association. Of course he is an active member of the Queens County Bar Association where he was the Co-Editor of the Queens Bar Bulletin from 1985 to 1987.

Tim and his wife Mary have been married for twenty-five years. Their daughter Doreen is a graduating senior from Iona College. She accomplished this in three and a half years. She has been accepted to St. John’s School of Law accelerated program for January 2003. Their other child, Timothy, is a Junior attending Xavier High School in Manhattan. Mary and Tim have varied interests for their leisure time. They enjoy traveling, boating and skiing.

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