R. Terrance Duddy is a 1980 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law who joined Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman in 1983. Prior to joining the firm, Terrance served for one year as the law clerk for the Hon. Thomas J. Lydon of the United States Court of Claims in Washington, D.C. and as an associate with the law firm of Carter & Associates of Bamberg, Germany where Terrance tried approximately one hundred criminal cases representing American servicemen in Europe. Since joining Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman, Terrance has focused his practice on civil litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants in the state and federal courts in the State of Maine.
Terrance has extensive experience in litigating and trying cases dealing with products liability, professional negligence, maritime injuries, and wrongful death cases. In recognition of his experience in these areas, Terrance has been a seminar speaker at numerous continuing legal education seminars sponsored by the Maine Bar Association and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association. The topics on which he has been asked to speak include the use of experts in complex litigation; the use of expert economists in litigation; the interface of psychology and the law; bad faith insurance practices; and deposition techniques in civil litigation.
Terrance is a former President of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and remains on the Board of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.
Terrance has the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV. An AV rating reflects an attorney who has reached the heights of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. Terrance is also listed in Best Lawyers in America for both personal injury law and maritime law.
Terrance Duddy has been included in the 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the areas of Admiralty and Maritime Law and Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs. Terrance has been included for at least 10 years and has been selected as one of the best in his specialty.
Terrance did his undergraduate studies at the University of Maine at Orono, graduating in 1973 with high honors and Phi Beta Kappa. From 1973 until 1976, Terrance served on active duty with the United States Navy as a diving and explosives officer on board a ship deployed in the Western Pacific. Terrance remained active as a naval reserve special warfare officer/diving officer until 1994 at which point he had obtained the rank of commander.
Terrance is a member of the Maine Bar Association, the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the Maritime Law Association and is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of Maine as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the United States Court of Claims and the United States Tax Court.
Recent Case Results
$3.6 million- Partial Amputation
$1 million- Arm Crush Injury
$1,000,000- Wrongful Death
$800,000- Cervical Injury
$750,000- Soft Tissue Back Injury
$600,000- Spinal Injury
$650,000- Wrongful Death
$550,000- Wrongful Death
$525,000- Herniated Disk
$400,000- Soft Tissue Back Injury
$400,000- Shoulder Injury
$400,000- Shoulder injuries
$395,000- Wrongful Death
$350,000- Broken Leg and Hip Injury
$342,000- Partial Amputation
$250,000- Fractured Femur and Head Injury
$200,000- Abdominal Hematoma
$200,000- Wrongful Death
$200,000- Low Back Soft Tissue Injury
$180,000- Fused Ankle
$145,000- Brachial Plexus Injury
$125,000- Injured Eye
$125,000- Wrist Injury
$100,000- Broken Collarbone
$100,000- Broken Leg
$100,000- Bilateral Shoulder Injuries
$95,000 for spinal fusion
$75,000- Bilateral Quad Injury