Doreen Dufficy

Doreen Dufficy: Attorney with Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach, LLP


As a partner at the firm, Doreen Dufficy is responsible for defending hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice actions and federal civil rights actions.

Prior to joining HPM&B, Doreen was employed as a staff attorney for a large Health Network located in Brooklyn and Queens comprised of three major non-for-profit hospitals, two nursing homes, a prominent physician’s group and various affiliated for-profit and non-for-profit entities. She has experience in the following areas of law: medical malpractice, labor and employment, commercial litigation, general liability and risk management and corporate compliance.

Doreen rotated through both the Kings and Queens District Attorneys offices as well as litigated domestic violence and custody cases in family and community courts in the five boroughs. She also worked for a non-for-profit Elder Law Center.

Doreen is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, New York County Lawyer’s Association, New York Trial Lawyer’s Association, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York State Women’s Bar Association, Queens County Bar Association, and Queens County Women’s Bar Association.

During the winters, Doreen volunteers her time as a ski instructor for children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities at the Adaptive Sports Foundation - Windham Mountain. She also volunteered to house a wounded veteran and his family in conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sport’s Annual Adaptive Watersport Festival.

In 2010, Doreen was the first female participant who, together with her HPM&B colleagues, helped raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation by cutting off 10” of her hair and donating it to Locks of Love.

She is conversant in Spanish

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Medical Liability Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212.286.8585  Phone
212.490.8966  Fax
University Attended:
Iona College, B.A., Spanish, summa cum laude, 2003
Law School Attended:
St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 2005
Year of First Admission:
2005, New York; United States District Court, Eastern District of New York; United States District Court, Southern District of New York; United States District Court, Western District of New York; United States District Court, Northern District of New York; United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

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New York, New York

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