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Work experience

Jan 2002Jan 2007

Founding Member

Coffey & Wright
19931996

U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida

US Attorney

Education

19751978

Juris Doctor, Law

University of Florida

J.D., with high honors, graduated first in March, 1978 class Florida Blue Key; Phi Kappa Phi; Order of the Coif Member, Moot Court

Skills

Lawyer
Mr. Coffey is a former U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida (1993-1996);  Chair, Southern District Conference, Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission (April 2009 – present). Annually recognized as one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Florida “Super Lawyer,” and South Florida Legal Guide’s “Top Lawyers”, recognized by the National Law Journal as one of its Lawyers of the Year for 2000, as Member of Gore Legal Team. He concentrates on complex litigation at trial and appellate levels, in state and federal court. A frequent teacher and guest lecturer, he has been Guest Legal Analyst providing legal commentary for international networks: CNN International, Telemundo, Univision, Canadian Broadcasting Company; national networks: CNBC, CNN, CNN Headline News, FOX, MSNBC and NBC; and local television: ABC-10, CBS-4, América TeVe, Telemundo-51, Univision-23, TeleMiami. As a teacher, Mr. Coffey is adjunct faculty member for University of Miami School of Law, Florida Constitutional Law (2008 – present), Florida International University (Administrative Law 2011), and Trial Advocacy Program (1991 – 1993); and a Lecturer in trial skills and substantive law for The Florida Bar, The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Dade County Bar Association, University of Miami School of Law, Professional Education Systems, Inc., National Business Institute, Inc. and CLE International, Inc.

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Kendall Coffey talks about the legal developments in the Trayvon Martin case and Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

Host Steve Malzberg and Kendall Coffey discuss topical legal issues. For example: Jodi Arias death penalty trial, marriage equality, and others. Host Steve Malzberg and Kendall Coffey discuss topical legal issues. For example: Jodi Arias death penalty trial, marriage equality, and others. 

Summary

Kendall Coffey is a Partner at Coffey Burlington, PL.

Kendall Coffey concentrates on complex litigation at trial and appellate levels, in federal and state courts. He was a founding member of Coffey, Aragon, Martin & Burlington (1988-1993); and Greenberg, Traurig (1978-1988) heading the firm’s banking litigation division (1984-1988).

Kendall Coffey is a former U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida (1993-1996); and most recently Chair, Southern District Conference, Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission (April 2009 – present).

Kendall Coffey is recognized annually as one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, a Florida “Super Lawyer,” and he is listed in South Florida Legal Guide’s “Top Lawyers”.

Kendall Coffey was recognized by the National Law Journal as one of its Lawyers of the Year for 2000, as Member of Gore Legal Team.

To enhance educational opportunities for law students in Florida, Coffey participates frequently as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami. He also makes a habit of appearing as a legal commentator on high-profile cases. He has appeared on such international networks as CNN International, Telemundo, Univision, Canadian Broadcasting Company; national networks: CNBC, CNN, CNN Headline News, FOX, MSNBC and NBC; and local television: ABC-10, CBS-4, América TeVe, Telemundo-51, Univision-23, TeleMiami. Kendall Coffey made frequent appearances as a legal analyst on MSNBC to discuss the Boston Marathon bombing investigation, the Jodie Arias trial, and the George Zimmerman trial. Mr. Coffey makes frequent appearances on a special segment called "Spinning the Law" on Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show."

As a teacher, Mr. Coffey is adjunct faculty member for University of Miami School of Law, Florida Constitutional Law (2008 – present); Trial Advocacy Program (1991 – 1993); and a Lecturer in trial skills and substantive law for The Florida Bar, The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Dade County Bar Association, University of Miami School of Law, Professional Education Systems, Inc., National Business Institute, Inc. and CLE International, Inc.

Kendall Coffey is the author of Spinning the Law: Trying Cases in the Court of Public Opinion and Foreclosures in Florida. He has written some three dozen articles on legal topics in publications ranging from the Yale Law and Policy Review to the Wall Street Journal.

Professional Services

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATIONImmigration Coordinating Committee (2001-2002); Co-Chair, Immigration Law Committee, Section of Litigation (2001-2002); Legal Assistance to the Poor Committee (1991-1996); Special Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services (1991-1993); Chair, Kid’s Voting (Florida), Inc. (1991-1992)

THE FLORIDA BARLegislation Committee (1991-1992); Rules of Civil Procedure Committee (1985-1987); Florida Bar Foundation, Director (1995-1996); Legal Assistance to the Poor Committee (1991-1996)

DADE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATIONPresident (1990-1991); Officer (1985-1990); President, Young Lawyers Section (1984-1985)

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Kendall Coffey comments on the consolidation of Marriage Equality Suits in Florida

Kendall Coffey Spinning the Law: Trying Cases in the Court of Public Opinion 

Kendall Coffey makes an appearance as a panelist to discuss DOMA at a Miami town hall meeting

Kendall Coffey discusses the Amanda Knox retrial 

Kendall Coffey interviews and appearances on MSNBC 

Kendall Coffey Super Lawyers profile

Kendall Coffey discusses current affairs "Spinning The Law" shown on Newsmax TV.

Kendall Coffey discusses the New Jersey bridge scandal with Steve Malzberg.

Kendall Coffey and Rachel Maddow discuss Kevin O'Dowd's nomination for attorney general.

Kendall Coffey on the George Zimmerman trial.

Kendall Coffey on the momentum of same-sex marriage.

Kendall Coffey on Scott Rothstein

Spinning the Law, book by Kendall Coffey

Spinning the Law by Kendall Coffey - Book Review

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