About the Firm


STEVEN  J. DUFFY received both a Bachelor's Degree in Economics with high  distinction and a Law Degree from the University of Arizona, where he  was a second year writer on the Arizona Law Review. He was chosen for  membership in Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honoraries. He was first  admitted to practice in 1981, and emphasizes representation of  commercial clients in administrative agency actions and commercial  transactions. He has consistently enjoyed the highest rating available,  AV, from  the legal rating service Martindale-Hubbell, and for the last  several years has been named a "Pre-Eminent" attorney by that  organization. For 27 years, he was part of  the Firm the  firm that eventually became known as Isaacson & Duffy, P.C.,  engaging in a significant government relations practice, including  lobbying before the Arizona Legislature, in addition to providing legal  services to  a range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to trade  associations to small businesses. He also wrote a quarterly column for  the newsletter of the Arizona Licensed Beverage Association, the trade  association of Arizona liquor retailers.

In  2009, Steve left the lobbying part of the practice behind to form Duffy  Law Office, PLC, concentrating entirely on the business and  administrative law practice that he has enjoyed for many years.  Because  of his representation of ALBA, he has significant experience in the  development of the Arizona liquor laws and regulations, and in  representing liquor licensees ​in  both their business transactions and in their licensing and discipline  matters at the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control. He has  also provided substantial representation of both consumers and  utilities before the Arizona Corporation Commission, and has represented  people and businesses before such Arizona agencies and boards as  Pharmacy. Optometry, Financial Institutions, Insurance, the Registrar of  Contractors, and the Secretary. He has also represented clients at the  US Trademark Office.