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Eugene O. Duffy, BUS AD '70, GRAD '76, LAW '78

Few alumni have a stronger affiliation with their alma mater than Eugene O. Duffy, who earned his bachelor’s, master’s and law degrees at Marquette and is an adjunct faculty member in the Executive M.B.A. and M.B.A. programs in the Marquette College of Business Administration.

After graduating from Marquette Law School in 1978, Gene went on to earn a master’s of law in taxation at John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1983. Today, a shareholder of O’Neil Cannon Hollman DeJong, SC, in Milwaukee, he practices in the areas of federal and state taxation, tax litigation and corporate law, including transactional advice, representation in federal and state ruling and audit matters, trial and appellate advocacy in suits involving federal and state tax matters, and constitutional issues.

Gene is a decorated combat veteran and recipient of the U.S. Navy Law Education Program Scholarship. He served as a member of the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Navy from 1978–82. He was named Wisconsin Super Lawyer – Tax in 2005 and in 1995 was included in Milwaukee Magazine’s Best Lawyers feature.

He credits Marquette’s rigorous academic programs for his success and is grateful for the faculty who instilled in students the values of integrity, hard work and professionalism. In addition to his professional legal commitments, Gene is an active member of the community who has served on the boards of Divine Savior Holy Angels High School (1998-03), St. John Vianney Catholic School (1984–87), St. John Vianney Parish committees (1987-01), Sisters of Divine Savior Sponsorship Corp. (2003–present), the Marquette University Alumni Association (1999–03), and the Marquette University Law School Alumni Board (1993–03), including a term as president.

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