• California


J.D., University of San Francisco

B.S., Loyola Marymount University

Honors & Awards

  • CALI Award


  • Clerk, Honorable Maura Corrigan of the Michigan Supreme Court

Duffy Magilligan is a senior associate attorney at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP practicing in a wide range of civil litigation areas including class actions, personal injury, wrongful death, and mass torts. 

Prior to joining CPM, Mr. Magilligan was a deputy district attorney in Santa Clara County (2012–18) and Contra Costa County (2008–12).  Mr. Magilligan sat first-chair in forty-seven jury trials for crimes including homicide, arson, bank robbery, domestic violence, and cocaine trafficking.  Mr. Magilligan lectured at various police academies teaching recruits the laws of evidence and search and seizure. 

Mr. Magilligan received his J.D. from the University of San Francisco.  While at U.S.F., Mr. Magilligan was a member of the Law Review and he received the CALI award for being the top student in Torts.  Mr. Magilligan sat on the faculty-student steering committee at the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good.  Mr. Magilligan also clerked for the Honorable Maura Corrigan of the Michigan Supreme Court. 

Prior to law school, Mr. Magilligan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.  Prior to law school, Mr. Magilligan was an associate at Huron Consulting Group in Chicago. 

Mr. Magilligan is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and the San Mateo County Bar Association. 

Professional Affiliations

Consumer Attorneys of California

San Mateo County Bar Association