Tom Duffy Receives Legal Clinic for the Disabled Award

Tom Duffy and Linda Peyton

(Philadelphia,PA)  At a moving ceremony last week commemorating the nonprofit's 25th Anniversary, Tom Duffy was given the Legal Clinic for the Disabled's (LCD) "Special Recognition Award." Considered LCD's most prestigious award, it is bestowed annually on a long-term supporter of the charity who has shown exceptional dedication to the organization.

"Tom has always supported LCD's programs over the years," said Executive Director Linda Peyton. "This year, he developed the Duffy Fellowship," which afforded us to have a Spanish-speaking attorney onsite supporting the Medical Legal Partnership at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children."

LCD's mission is to provide free legal services to low-income individuals with physical disabilities in the five-county region. The Medical Legal Partnership program places legal staff onsite at healthcare institutions that work with medical teams to alleviate hardships that can negatively affect health issues and conditions.

Duffy, a member of the PTLA for over ten years, founded the firm that bears his name almost a quarter of a century ago, when he left a promising career at a large Philadelphia firm to establish his own practice that helps individuals and families who are the victims of catastrophic injury.  Over the years he and his partners have secured verdicts and settlements for his clients well in the hundreds of millions of dollars.