Work History

Work History
Jan 2002 - Jan 2007

Founding Member

Coffey & Wright
1993 - 1996

U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida

US Attorney

Education

Education
1975 - 1978

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

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.