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Stefano Portigliatti

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

Coker Law
136 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904-575-3837
Fax: 904-353-2425
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Transportation/Maritime, Business/Corporate
Languages Spoken: English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Stefano D. Portigliatti is a trial attorney specializing in commercial motor vehicle cases at Coker Law, PA in Jacksonville, FL.  He has represented clients in over a hundred trucking cases and helped obtain millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.

Stefano is among the first 20 attorneys in the United States to pass a rigorous exam on trucking laws, an intensive background check and prove that his practice is dedicated to protecting victims of truck crashes. He is also one of the youngest attorneys to be included among Super Lawyer’s Rising Stars and the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40.

Stefano often presents on topics related to trial and trucking litigation. He is on the Board of Regents of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys. He is also the founder of™, which assists other plaintiffs’ attorneys handling trucking cases with forms, resources, and seminars available at

Stefano was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to a hard-working Italian family. Before becoming a lawyer, he was engaged in diverse business ventures across multiple continents. Stefano is the Vice President of SOAR Global Institute - a laboratory that researches human behavior and development. Stefano speaks all over the world in the areas of emotional intelligence, innovation and human development. He is a certified master coach and trainer and has developed several courses and systems that apply psychology and behavioral analytics to management and trial strategies.

Stefano is a musician and likes to sail, golf, cook and travel with his wife, Brittany. They welcomed their first child, Luca, to the world in July of 2019. Stefano and Brittany like to volunteer with New Beginnings Global Outreach to provide services and resources for emotional, physical and spiritual health to the needy.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Transportation/Maritime
  • 10%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations


6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022

White Papers

  • The Real Culprits Behind Truck Accidents And Why They're Rarely Held Accountable (2019) - We expect that their rigs are maintained in good working order. We believe they’re equipped with the latest advances in safety technology. We assume that accidents happen only because of the rarest, unluckiest circumstances or because of a handful of drivers who are the bad eggs of the bunch. Then tragedy strikes. A loved one is killed or catastrophically injured in a truck accident. You come to learn that the accident was not an unlucky coincidence. It was completely preventable – the result of dangerous, systemic practices that are widespread in the trucking industry and that continue to jeopardize the lives of innocent people on the roads.

About Stefano Portigliatti

First Admitted: 2013, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • Law Founders’ Award, Florida Costal School
  • Treasurer, Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Dean’s List, Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Vice-President, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Book Awards, Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Mock Trial Team, Florida Coastal School of Law

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board of Trustees, Florida Coastal School of Law Foundation

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Florida
  • Trial Lawyers Section, Florida Bar
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Trucking Litigation Group, American Justice Association
  • Member, Florida Justice Association
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys - Board of Regents
  • Member, Jacksonville Justice Association
  • Florida Bar Leadership Academy Committee

Educational Background

  • University of South Florida, Bachelors, International Business, Minor: Economics
  • Florida Christian University, Masters of Business Administration

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Leading Innovation, September, 2011, Leading Innovation , 2011
  • Leading Innovation, August, 2012
  • Leading Innovation, Sept 2013, Leading Innovation, 2013
  • Leading Innovation, May, 2014
  • Emotional Intelligence for Law Students, August 2011
  • Emotional Intelligence for Law Students, January, 2012
  • Emotional Intelligence for Law Students, August 2012
  • Leading the Next Generation, May 2012
  • Behavioral Patterns in Management, SOAR Advanced Certification, August 2014, Behavioral Patterns in Management, SOAR Advanced Certification, 2014
  • The Impeachment Process and the Constitution, InterLaw, 2016
  • BottomUP Organization and Innovation, Interbusiness, 2016
  • Defeating Defense Requests for Confidentiality, Trucking Litigation Group Member’s Only Meeting Fall, 2016
  • Management Principles for the Judicial System, Law Firms & The Lawyer, InterLaw, 2015
  • Comparative Law, Civil Procedure, InterLaw, 2014
  • Leading Innovation, May, 2010


Industry Groups

  • Business Negligence
  • Trucking And Bus Accidents


  • “Stefano Portigliatti is an example of what all lawyers should strive to be: he is always professional, he is knowledgable about the law and strategic in his litigation practice, cares about his clients, and goes above and beyond to help his fellow lawyers become better. He takes the time to not only answer other lawyers' questions, but also to provide the inside baseball pragmatic solutions to problems in other lawyers' cases. He does all of that with a smile and a sense of genuineness not abundant in our profession. ”
  • “Stefano is an outstanding attorney and mentor to other attorneys practicing plaintiff's personal injury law and/or interested in commercial trucking accident cases. He deserves to be recognized for his dedication to his clients and the legal community. ”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Stefano Portigliatti

136 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone: 904-575-3837

Fax: 904-353-2425

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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