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Sam Coffey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Coffey McPharlin Trial Law
500 NE 4th St, #100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-928-9505
Fax: 954-780-8668
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Sam Coffey is a personal injury attorney at Coffey Trial Law in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with over 20 years of experience. Mr. Coffey handles personal injury involving catastrophic injury, and has experience with issues such as brain injury, defective products, spinal cord injury, trucking accidents and wrongful death. He represents the injured and their families throughout South Florida.

Prior to opening Coffey Trial Law, Mr. Coffey spent a decade as a partner at an insurance defense law firm and went on to become a partner at a plaintiff’s personal injury firm. He has substantial experience litigating personal injury cases on both the plaintiff and defense sides and has litigated thousands of cases.

With his high degree of knowledge and professionalism, Mr. Coffey is an in-demand speaker at professional events. He has spoken at national conferences and events and regularly serves as a presenter at an annual personal injury boot camp.

Mr. Coffey was selected for inclusion into the American Board of Trial Advocates. Additionally, in 2013, the Broward County Bar Association presented him with the Joseph J. Carter Professionalism Award, and Martindale-Hubbell awarded him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating, in recognition of his high ethical standards and strong legal capability.

A member of numerous professional organizations, Mr. Coffey belongs to The Florida Bar, the Brain Injury Association of Florida, the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association, the Florida Justice Association and the American Association for Justice. He volunteers with Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Habitat for Humanity.

Mr. Coffey earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Haven and received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. He holds licenses to practice law before all Florida state courts and the U.S. district courts for the southern and middle districts of Florida.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Pharmaceutical


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

About Sam Coffey

First Admitted: 1996, Florida

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Habitat for Humanity, Saint Anthony Catholic Church, Brain Injury Association of Florida, Guardian Ad Litem, Broward County Bar Association Mentor Program through the Professionalism Committee, Broward Lawyers Care, Member


  • Super Lawyers
  • Joseph C. Carter Professionalism Award, Broward County Bar Association
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated 5.0

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Brain Injury Litigation Summit, Philadelphia, PA, March 2012, American Conference Institute
  • Florida Justice Association, Citizen Lobbyist Consumer Justice Issues, Tallahassee, FL 
  • Bad Faith Legislative Update 2013, Fort Lauderdale, FL February 2012, Florida Lawyers Network
  • Unveiling of Revised Website and Updated Database, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2012, Broward County Justice Association

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Project Vanguard, Orlando, FL, March 2012, Florida Justice Association
  • Mediation Techniques, Plaintiff’s Perspective, Fort Lauderdale, FL January 2012, Broward County Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Boot Camp Miami, FL, January 2013, Legal Learning Series
  • Personal Injury Boot Camp Miami, FL, January 2014, Legal Learning Series
  • Mediation Techniques, Plaintiff’s Perspective, Orlando, FL, March 2012, Florida Bar
  • Personal Injury Boot Camp Miami, FL, January 2015, Legal Learning Series
  • 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
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2005 
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1996
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Broward County Bar Association (Bench And Bar Committee Member), Broward County Bar Association, Broward County Justice Association (Member And Past Board Of Directors), Florida Bar, Florida Justice Association (Member And Past Board Of Directors)
  • The Florida Bar, 1996

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • AV 5.0 rated by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Florida Bar 1996, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 1996, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida 2005

Educational Background

  • University of New Haven, New Haven, CT, B.A. Psychology , 1991

Industry Groups

  • Brain Injury Association Of Florida
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association (Bench And Bar Committee Member)
  • Broward County Bar Association (Professionalism Committee Member)
  • Broward County Justice Association (Member And Past Board Of Directors)
  • Florida Bar
  • Florida Justice Association (Member And Past Board Of Directors)
  • Habitat For Humanity
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Office Location for Sam Coffey

500 NE 4th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: 954-928-9505

Fax: 954-780-8668

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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