Keith P.
Duffy

“Success requires hard work and risk taking, and the law is there to help ensure that your success is not arbitrarily taken away.”

As a member of the firm's litigation team, Keith enjoys taking on a range of issues on behalf of his clients. Keith has represented insurance carriers, employers, and administrators who have been accused of bad faith denial of benefits in state and federal court, and has also represented clients before the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner. His practice also includes the defense of uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) claims, other personal injury claims, and commercial litigation.

 

Keith also represents clients in creditor rights and bankruptcy disputes involving the collection of a variety of secured and unsecured debts, including the collection of non-consumer civil judgments. Keith taught Bankruptcy and Debt Collection as an adjunct instructor at Drake University Law School in spring 2018.

 

Prior to joining the firm, Keith served as a law clerk to Justice Bruce Zager of the Iowa Supreme Court and the Hon. James E. Gritzner, Chief Judge of the Southern District of Iowa. Keith earned his law degree with highest honors from Drake University Law School and was elected to the Order of the Coif, along with serving as the Research Editor of the Drake Law Review, and participating in Drake’s National Moot Court team. While at Drake, Keith also served as a research assistant to Professor Neil Hamilton and earned the Food and Agricultural Law Certificate.

Dwight D. Opperman Scholarship

 

Order of the Coif

 

The Order of the Barristers

 

Drake Law Review 
Research Editor, 2010–2011

 

“Iowa’s 2016 Amendment to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act. What Difference Do They Make?”
Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, September, 2016

 

“Soil Carbon Offsets and the Problem of Land Tenure: Constructing Effective Cap & Trade Legislation”
15 Drake J. Agric. L. 299, 2010

 

OVERVIEW

As a member of the firm's litigation team, Keith enjoys taking on a range of issues on behalf of his clients. Keith has represented insurance carriers, employers, and administrators who have been accused of bad faith denial of benefits in state and federal court, and has also represented clients before the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner. His practice also includes the defense of uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) claims, other personal injury claims, and commercial litigation.

 

Keith also represents clients in creditor rights and bankruptcy disputes involving the collection of a variety of secured and unsecured debts, including the collection of non-consumer civil judgments. Keith taught Bankruptcy and Debt Collection as an adjunct instructor at Drake University Law School in spring 2018.

 

Prior to joining the firm, Keith served as a law clerk to Justice Bruce Zager of the Iowa Supreme Court and the Hon. James E. Gritzner, Chief Judge of the Southern District of Iowa. Keith earned his law degree with highest honors from Drake University Law School and was elected to the Order of the Coif, along with serving as the Research Editor of the Drake Law Review, and participating in Drake’s National Moot Court team. While at Drake, Keith also served as a research assistant to Professor Neil Hamilton and earned the Food and Agricultural Law Certificate.

RECOGNITION

Dwight D. Opperman Scholarship

 

Order of the Coif

 

The Order of the Barristers

 

Drake Law Review 
Research Editor, 2010–2011

 

SPEECHES & PUBLICATIONS

“Iowa’s 2016 Amendment to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act. What Difference Do They Make?”
Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, September, 2016

 

“Soil Carbon Offsets and the Problem of Land Tenure: Constructing Effective Cap & Trade Legislation”
15 Drake J. Agric. L. 299, 2010