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Kevin M. Duffan

Kevin M. Duffan

  • Attorney
  • Shapiro, Appleton & Duffan, P.C.
  • 1294 Diamond Springs Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • 757-460-7776

Kevin is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) who earned his BA in Political Science from James Madison University and his Juris Doctor from the William & Mary School of Law.  Kevin has spent his entire professional career as a litigator. 

Kevin has frequently appeared on television, serving as the legal analyst to the ABC network affiliate based in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach metropolitan area, and has provided his independent analysis to the public on a wide variety of legal topics. Kevin has been tapped as a "top 40 under 40" personal injury attorney, has been named as a  Virginia Super Lawyer since 2016, and has the highest legal rating available to all attorneys from the Martindale-Hubbell Legal rating service (AV).

Kevin was previously employed as a Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Virginia Beach, and as in-house counsel for litigation at Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC in Norfolk.  Kevin's practice is now focused on plaintiff's personal injury litigation and medical malpractice.

To reach Kevin, call our toll free number, 1-800-752-0042, or fill out a quick contact form which will be forwarded to Kevin for review. 


  • JD- William & Mary School of Law (2004)
  • BA- James Madison University (2001)

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia
  • North Carolina

Court Admissions:

  • Admitted to practice in all Virginia federal and state courts. 
  • Admitted to practice in all North Carolina state courts.


  • Recieved an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell (since '13)
  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer (since '16)
  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" Super Lawyer ('13-'15)
  • Recognized as a "Top 40 Under 40" Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers (since '12)
  • "Superb" 10.0 rating on Avvo





Community Activities:

Kevin serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Beach Bar Association and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.  Kevin is also a member of the Virginia Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the I'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court, and the Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association.  Additionally, Kevin serves on the Executive Board for the African American Cultural Center in Virginia Beach and was a former member of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Student Disciplinary Task Force.  

What Clients Have to Say about Kevin:

"Kevin was professional, and cared about the pressure I was dealing with due to my loss.  If I ever had to retain lawyers again, it would be the Shapiro, Appleton & Duffan firm." -Jim A.

"I am extremely satisfied with the outcome of my case (I received 100% of the available money) and would definitely recommend Kevin to my friends and family if they ever need a top-notch personal injury attorney." Chris C.

"Kevin and his staff were courteous, efficient, and highly effective. I am very satisfied with the result he got for me and I would recommend his services to friends and family." Larry H.

"Kevin Duffan kept me apprised of all case related developments to include those which were both favorable and potentially unfavorable to my case. Kevin also made sure that I understood every minute detail related to my case and how it could have affected the outcome." Jason B. 

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