Jim Duff

Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile/Car Accidents
  • Criminal Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights Law

Jim was raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and attended Dowling Catholic High School. He studied Anthropology at the University of Iowa and graduated in 2013. He received his law degree with Highest Honors from Drake University Law School in 2017. He practices primarily in the personal injury and employment law areas, handling most of the firm's car accident cases. He has tried multiple jury trials and bench trials since joining the firm, and has argued in front of the Iowa Supreme Court and Iowa Court of Appeals.
Jim is married to Emily Secrest Duff, who is from Humeston, Iowa. When he is not working, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, including his son Mickey Duff, watching and attending Hawkeye sporting events, reading, and playing golf.



Education

Drake University Law School
Des Moines, Iowa
J.D. with Highest Honors - May 12, 2017

University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
B.A. in Anthropology - May 2013

Experience

Attorney - September 2017 to present Duff Law Firm, P.L.C.
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Civil practice includes personal injury, car/auto accidents, and employment law. Criminal specialization in drug possession.

Law Clerk - January 2017 to September 2017 Duff Law Firm, P.L.C.
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Duties included legal research and writing, client intake, assistance in trial preparation.

Law Clerk - May 2015 to December 2016 Roxanne Conlin & Associates, P.C.
Des Moines, Iowa 50321
Duties included legal research and writing, client intake, assistance in trial preparation.

Honors and Organizations
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Winner - 2014 C. Edwin Moore Moot Court Competition
  • Jeffrey and Elizabeth Goodman Distinguished Advocate Award
  • Best Oral Advocate - Sixty-Seventh Annual Nation Moot Court Competition Region XIV
  • Best Oral Advocate Final Round - Sixty-Seventh Annual Nation Moot Court Competition Region XIV
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Barristers
  • American Jurisprudence Awards - Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure
Court Admissions
Iowa Supreme Court
United States District Court- Southern District of Iowa