William J. Duffy
Senior of Counsel
William Duffy’s practice spans a broad range of environmental and natural resources issues. Since 1991, he has been a significant provider of legal services for Atlantic Richfield Company in the Rocky Mountain region on matters related to CERCLA and state law cleanups, including the Clark Fork River National Priorities List sites in Montana. A substantial portion of his work has been related to natural resource damages claims asserted by state and Native American tribal trustees. His practice focus is litigation defense, including natural resource damages and CERCLA contributions claims, and negotiation of consent decrees and administrative orders, and other administrative proceedings.
In addition, Mr. Duffy has represented clients in administrative proceedings before the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission and the Air Quality Control Commission. His litigation experience includes numerous trials before state and federal district courts, and Water Court in Colorado.
Mr. Duffy has also lectured on issues related to negotiation of CERCLA administrative orders and performance of remedial action. Prior to joining Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP in 1999, he was a director at the law firm of Parcel Mauro, P.C. Before beginning his legal career at Kelly, Stansfield & O’Donnell, he worked as a hydrogeologist managing CERCLA and RCRA technical investigations for industrial clients.
Mr. Duffy is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and The Best Lawyers in America®. He has earned an AV Preeminent® Peer Review RatingTM from Martindale-AVVO® and been named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Environmental Law in 2021. Mr. Duffy is active in the Natural Resources and Energy and Environmental Law Sections of the American Bar Association.
University of Denver, J.D., 1986
Pennsylvania State University, M.S., 1983
University of Delaware, B.S., 1976