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WSHB’s Mike Coffey Tapped for ABOTA Membership

October 9, 2017

The New York Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) will welcome WSHB’s Mike Coffey as a new member on September 7, 2017. The primary purpose of ABOTA is the preservation of the civil jury trial. ABOTA seeks out attorneys who display skill, civility and integrity, to help younger attorneys achieve a higher level of trial advocacy and to educate the public about the vital importance of the Seventh Amendment.

“Thomas Jefferson was of the opinion that the right to trial by a jury of fellow citizens was a more important safeguard of personal liberty than the right to vote,” said Coffey, the Managing Partner of WSHB’s New York City and Connecticut offices. “I not only agree with Jefferson but I also embrace the mission of ABOTA as they are a leader in the fight to preserve and protect our right to a jury trial.”

Coffey brings more than 20 years of litigation experience to ABOTA. His legal practice focuses on the defense of professional liability, catastrophic injury, construction, transportation, toxic tort and commercial litigation matters, with extensive experience in state and federal courts. A former assistant district attorney in Kings County, New York, Coffey now represents Fortune 500 companies and some of the world’s largest insurance carriers globally, and is often retained to try large-exposure claims made under excess and surplus casualty policies.

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