Matthew N. Posgay

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

Coker Law
 | 136 East Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904-356-6071
Fax: 904-353-2425
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Jacksonville, Florida-based Coker Law, Matthew N. Posgay focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. In that regard, he provides representation to clients throughout the area who have suffered economic and noneconomic harm due to the negligence of others. Mr. Posgay is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar and Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacay by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. His successes both in and out of the courtroom have earned him other recognition from his colleagues as well. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 each year since 2013.

The types of matters Mr. Posgay has been involved in on behalf of his plaintiff clients have arisen out of motor vehicle and tractor trailer crashes, premises liability, defective products, sexual assaults and pedestrian crashes. Having tried dozens of cases to verdict, he has obtained numerous high-dollar jury awards and negotiated many favorable settlements. Mr. Posgay also assists clients whose insurance claims have been disputed or denied in bad faith by their insurers. Admitted to practice before all Florida state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida.

Majoring in political science at the University of Florida, Mr. Posgay received a bachelor’s degree in 1991. Remaining in Gainesville, he then attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law and was an editor on the University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy before being awarded his law degree in 1994. Mr. Posgay was an insurance defense attorney before joining Coker Law in 2008.

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Motor Vehicle Defects

Insurance Coverage (10%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Matthew Posgay

Admitted: 1995, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.cokerlaw.com/about-us/our-attorneys/matthew-posga...

Honors/Awards:

  • In recognion of dedicate efforts in support of FJA's membership development. , Cornerstone Award, Florida Justice Association, 2016
  • Lawyer to Legacy - building a legacy of justice to follow in the footsteps of the FJA Founders with an unwavering passion and purpose lying behind their commitment to justice...this legacy rises., Silver EAGLE Award, Florida Justice Association, 2018
  • Who's Who in America

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated

  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013 - present

  • University of Florida Outstanding Young Alumnus, 2011

  • Florida Super Lawyer, 2010 - present

  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2013

  • University of Florida, Dean’s List

  • University of Florida, Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Vice Justice

  • University of Florida, Phi Kappa Phi

  • Outstanding Young Alumnus, University of Florida, 2011
  • Shoe Leather Award, Florida Justice Association, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
  • Lawyer to Legacy - building a legacy of justice to follow in the footsteps of the FJA Founders with an unwavering passion and purpose lying behind their commitment to justice...this legacy rises., Silver EAGLE Award, Florida Justice Association, 2011
  • Rising Star Award , Florida Justice Association, 2013
  • Shoe Leather Award, Florida Justice Association, 2010

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar in 2007.  Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 2009.   Selected as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2009. 
  • Civil Pretrial Practice - National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2012-present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers

  • Jacksonville Bar Association

  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association

  • W.D. Perkins Bar Association

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Jacksonville Chapter President, 2016-2017, Jacksonville Chapter Vice President, 2015-2016

  • Jacksonville Justice Association, Executive Committee, 2009- 2010

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2003

  • Jacksonville Justice Association, President, 2015-2016

  • Florida Justice Association, Eagle Member

  • The American Bar Association

  • American Association for Justice

  • The Florida Bar, Vice Chairperson, 2017-2018

  • The Florida Bar, Chairperson, 2018

  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2000

  • Florida, 1995

  • The Florida Bar, Grievance Committee 4A, Chairperson
  • University of Florida Law Alumni Council, Vice President, 2010
  • University of Florida Law Alumni Council, President, 2011
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Jacksonville Chapter, Historian  , 2013
  • The Florida Bar, Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, member 
  • Florida Justice Association, Board of Directors, 2010 - present

  • Jacksonville Justice Association Vice President, 2014
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Jacksonville Chapter, Treasurer, 2015
  • University of Florida Law Alumni Council, Secretary, 2009
  • Jacksonville Justice Association, Treasurer, 2010
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Jacksonville Chapter, Secretary, 2014

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • University of Florida National Alumni Association, Lifetime Member

  • University of Florida College of Law Alumni Council, President, 2011 - 2012, President Elect, 2010 - 2011, Secretary, 2009 - 2010, Board of Directors, 2003 - present

  • Hendricks Avenue Baptist Athletic Association-Baseball Coach, 2009 - 2016

  • Florida Bar Justice Teaching Volunteer, 2006 - present

  • Duval County Public Schools/Jacksonville Bar Association Civics in the Classroom Volunteer, 2014 - present

  • Florida Bar Speaker's Bureau 
  • Friends of Landon, member and volunteer

  • Friends of Wolfson, member and volunteer

  • Habitat for Humanity/HabiJax volunteer 
  • Florida Bar Justice Teaching Program, 2006 - present

  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Civics in the Classroom speaker/volunteer

  • Little League Baseball coach 
  • Sunday School teacher

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Discovery in Florida Bad Faith Litigation” — National Business Institute – June 2004

  • ABOTA Masters in Trial, Mock Trial, presenters/member of Plaintiff team, April 2017

  • “Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Claims” – National Business Institute – May 2007

  • “The Graves Amendment: Florida State and Federal Court Interpretations” – 2008 Florida Liability Claims Conference

  • “Confessions Of A Former Insurance Defense Attorney” – Florida Justice Association, Masters of Justice Seminar, December 2009

  • "Now they want to accept responsibility a.k.a. JUST ANOTHER LIE," Florida Justice Association, March 2012

  • “Collateral Sources: An Overview,” Florida Justice Association Collateral Services Seminar, January 2010

  • "Plaintiff's Closing Argument," Opening Statements and Closing Arguments, ABOTA January 2014

  • Automobile Case Law Update, Florida Justice Association, June 2014

  • seminar, lecturer, Get What You Want and What You Need, Florida Justice Association, 2012
  • Editor, Journal of Law and Public Policy, University of Florida

  • Collateral Sources seminar, lecturer, Collateral Sources:An Overview, Florida Justice Association, 2010
  • Annual Conference, lecturer, Florida Automobile Case Law Update, Florida Justice Association, 2014
  • Annual seminar, lecturer, The Graves Amendment:Florida State and Federal Court Interpretations, Florida Liability Claims Conference, 2008
  • lecturer and faculty member, Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, Florida Justice Association, 2014
  • Mediation Strategies and Technology Seminar, lecturer, Mediation Strategies in the Defense, Florida Justice Association, 2013
  • Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, faculty member, Florida Justice Association, 2011
  • lecturer, Current Issues with UM/UIM Litigation, Jacksonville Justice Association, 2011
  • Moderator and Lecturer, Masters of Justice Seminar-Automobile Negligence , Florida Justice Association, 2012
  • Masters in Trial Seminar, lecturer, Closing Argument-Plaintiff, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Florida Blue Key

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Florida, political science major, criminology minor

    , 1991
  • Juris Doctor, University of Florida, 1994

Industry Groups

  • American Association Of Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Justice Association
  • The Florida Bar
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Office Location for Matthew N. Posgay

136 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone: 904-356-6071

Fax: 904-353-2425

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Last Updated: 1/29/2019

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