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Michael W. Coffey



222 East 41st Street
21st Floor
New York, NY 10017
P (212) 999-7100
F (212) 999-7139

40 Richards Avenue
3rd Floor
Norwalk, CT 06854
P (203) 604-6767
F (203) 286-1835

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Michael Coffey is the managing partner of the New York City and Connecticut offices and he focuses his practice on defense of professional liability, catastrophic injury, construction, toxic tort and commercial litigation matters, with extensive experience in state and federal courts. He represents Fortune 500 companies and some of the world’s largest insurance carriers in the U.S., and is often retained to try large-exposure claims made under excess and surplus casualty policies. He also coordinates several national programs for domestic and international insurance companies and third-party administrators in multiple lines of business.

Michael is a former assistant district attorney in Kings County, New York. He has tried more than 100 cases to verdict and selected more than 125 juries. He is currently in his second consecutive appointment to the Fire Commission for the City of Norwalk, Connecticut, and was elected to two terms as president of the Norwalk City Council.

As ADA, Michael took 15 criminal trials to verdict, prosecuted more than 25 suppression hearings and argued numerous writs of habeas corpus and appeals. Before joining WSHB, Michael was a partner with Wilson Elser.


St. John's University School of Law (J.D., 1994)

Connecticut College (B.A., 1989)

Licensed to Practice in:

New York


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Professional Liability Underwriting Society

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

New York City Building Congress

Connecticut MS Society, Corporate Achievers Advisory Board, 2009 - Present

Norwalk YMCA, Board of Directors, 2008 - 2011

Senator Joseph Lieberman’s (D-CT) Armed Forces Service Academy Selection Committee, 2006 - 2012

Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now (N.E.O.N.), Norwalk, CT, 2003 - 2009

Norwalk/Stamford Regional Bar Association, co-chair, Civil Litigation Committee, 2000 - 2002

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Awards & Accomplishments

Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, 2009

Received “Corporate Achiever” award from Connecticut MS Society, 2008

Included on Fairfield County Business Journal “40 Under 40” list, 2007

Selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers in the Construction, Construction Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, and Personal Injury Defense categories, 2007

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