Attorney Received Her Start with Long Island Medical Malpractice Law Firm as an Intern
Duffy & Duffy, PLLC would like to announce that Dorothy Renz has been elevated to Partner. Prior to being promoted, she was an Associate with the firm.
Ms. Renz practices personal injury law with a concentration in medical malpractice. She got her start at Duffy & Duffy as an intern while attending St. John’s University School of Law. Her duties included filing, answering phone calls and, later, working in the firm’s intake department. “During that time, I learned that medical malpractice is far more complex than it seems and that our clients’ lives can be immensely improved through our work,” she said.
She decided to become an attorney because of her strong sense of advocacy and her willingness to help others. While she found the practice of medical malpractice to be challenging, she was also drawn to it. “I was attracted to medical malpractice, not just because the elements of medicine and science are extremely interesting and allow you to learn more each day, but also because of the human element and close client interactions and relationships which are formed,” she said.
Ms. Renz is admitted to practice in the state of New York. She sits on the Associate Board of Directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.
In 2006, she graduated from Boston College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. She also earned a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law in 2010. While attending law school, she earned the Silver Pro Bono Service Award for dedicating more than 50 hours of pro bono work throughout her law school career. Her service included assisting victims of domestic violence in obtaining temporary orders of protection against their abusers.
Ms. Renz lives in North Bellmore with her husband and two children.
“It is truly an honor to be named Partner at one of the most successful and prestigious medical malpractice firms in the state,” Ms. Renz said. “At Duffy & Duffy, we treat our clients with the utmost respect and compassion. We tirelessly work to help the ease the pain that they have endured due to medical negligence. I look forward to continuing this rewarding work in my new role.”
“We congratulate Dorothy on her new position,” said Michael Duffy, Managing Partner, Duffy & Duffy, PLLC. “When she joined the firm as an intern, she was willing to learn every aspect of how the firm operates and what goes into handling a medical malpractice case. Her greatest attribute is providing the legal assistance that our clients need, but doing so in a compassionate manner.”