Sam Coffey, Esq. is a trial lawyer devoted to representing individuals and their families who have been injured by the carelessness of others. He focuses his practice on handling a small number of serious injury cases involving traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), wrongful death or serious personal injury. These cases usually involve a harmful or defective product, a dangerous drug, a drunk driver or serious car accident, an airplane crash, or another type of dangerous condition. Sam Coffey also works extensively in areas relating to consumer fraud and business disputes. Sam Coffey prides himself on professionalism and pro bono work. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national organization of plaintiff and defense trial lawyers and judges with considerable trial experience who have been peer-selected for inclusion in this organization based upon professionalism standards.
Awards and Peer Recognition
The Broward County Bar Association honored Sam Coffey with the the Joseph C. Carter Professionalism Award in 2013, an award annually presented to one lawyer who has exemplified the highest ideals of professionalism in law practice and in life. Sam Coffey has lectured nationally on the issue of traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury to industry leaders, insurance company executives, and judges. Sam Coffey annually presents a personal injury boot camp for practitioners who want to learn more about the basics of personal injury claims. Sam Coffey also presents on evidence, law office technology, paperless law office strategy, focus groups, and the power of persuasion in the courtroom and beyond.
Peer Recognized as a Super Lawyer and AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
Sam Coffey is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He has been recognized by his peers for his inclusion in Super Lawyers. This honor is bestowed upon the top 5% of attorneys practicing law in the local community. Sam Coffey has considerable jury trial experience.
Experienced and Tenacious
Sam gained this experience first as a partner at a prominent insurance defense law firm, where he practiced for a decade, and, later, as a partner at a boutique law firm that focused upon plaintiff-only representation. He has prosecuted and defended thousands of personal injury and wrongful death claims, including product liability, premises liability, medical malpractice, pharmacy malpractice, boating accidents, commercial airplane crashes, helicopter crashes, drunk drivers, bicycle accidents, and negligent security. Sam Coffey is a member of the Broward County Bar Association, the Broward County Justice Association, The American Association for Justice, and The Florida Bar. Sam Coffey is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts and before the United States Federal District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.
Professional Associations and Leadership Activities
Florida Bar – Member
Brain Injury Association of Florida – Member
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) – Member
Martindale Hubbell AV Rated 5.0
Legal Aid Services of Broward – Member
Broward Lawyers Care – Member
Habitat for Humanity – Member
Broward County Bar Association – Professionalism Committee – Past Member
Broward County Bar Association – Joseph C. Carter Professionalism Award – Recipient 2013
Broward County Justice Association – Member; Past Board of Directors
Florida Justice Association – Member; Past Board of Directors
American Association for Justice – Member
Florida Justice Teaching – Member
Public Speaking and Educational Presentations
Focus Group Boot Camp, Miami, FL, June 2014, Legal Learning Series
Power of Persuasion, Proving Your Case in the Courtroom Through Technology, Fort Lauderdale, FL, September 2013, Broward County Bar Association
Personal Injury Boot Camp Miami, FL, January 2015, Legal Learning Series
Personal Injury Boot Camp Miami, FL, January 2014, Legal Learning Series
Personal Injury Boot Camp Miami, FL, January 2013, Legal Learning Series
Mediation Techniques, Plaintiff’s Perspective, Orlando, FL, March 2012, Florida Bar
Mediation Techniques, Plaintiff’s Perspective, Fort Lauderdale, FL January 2012, Broward County Bar Association
Brain Injury Litigation Summit, Philadelphia, PA, March 2012, American Conference Institute
Project Vanguard, Orlando, FL, March 2012, Florida Justice Association
Unveiling of Revised Website and Updated Database, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2012, Broward County Justice Association
Bad Faith Legislative Update 2013, Fort Lauderdale, FL February 2012, Florida Lawyers Network
Florida Justice Association, Citizen Lobbyist Consumer Justice Issues, Tallahassee, FL
Traumatic Brain Injury
Spinal Cord Injury
The Florida Bar, 1996U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1996U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2005
University of Miami, 1995, J.D. University of New Haven, 1991, B.A.
Coffey Trial Law’s Focus
Our Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Law Firm focuses on personal injury and wrongful death, auto accidents, trucking accidents, catastrophic injuries, spinal cord injury, brain injury, defective products, premises liability, and defective drugs throughout the United States and Florida, including: Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Plantation, Margate, Weston, Hollywood, North Miami Beach, South Miami, Coral Gables, and Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.