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Mary Coffey

Coffey & Nichols
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Mary Coffey
Coffey & Nichols
Saint Louis,
 MO

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

COFFEY & NICHOLS

St. Louis, MO | 2007 – Present

Mary Coffey is one of two trial lawyers in this small plaintiff's personal injury litigation firm. She is a board certified Civil Trial Advocate.

COFFEY & ASSOCIATES

St. Louis, MO | 2001 – 2007

Sole Owner :Chief trial attorney and owner of this small plaintiff’s personal injury litigation firm.

COFFEY & GRIESBACH

St. Louis, MO | 1996– 2001

Partner: One of two chief trial attorneys in a plaintiff’s personal injury litigation firm.

THE JOHN J. FRANK PARTNERSHIP

St. Louis, MO | 1989 – 1996

Partner: One of two chief trial attorneys in a plaintiff’s personal injury litigation firm.

HULLVERSON, HULLVERSON & FRANK

St. Louis, MO | 1983 – 1989

Associate: Handled pretrial matters and depositions for partners in major cases as well as having sole responsibility for smaller cases, in a plaintiff’s personal injury litigation firm.

U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE WILLIAM L. HUNGATE

Eastern District of Missouri | 1981 – 1983

Law Clerk: Drafted opinions on civil and criminal matters, and acted as bailiff and in-court consultant to the judge during trials.

U.S. MAGISTRATE DAVID D. NOCE

Eastern District of Missouri | 1980 – 1981

Law Clerk: Drafted opinions on criminal pre-trial motions, habeas corpus petitions and civil pretrial matters

EDUCATION

ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY | St. Louis, MO

Juris Doctor, Graduated with Honors, Cum Laude 1980

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO | Greeley, CO

Bachelor of Arts in History, 1976

LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONS

Missouri Bar, #30919, 1980

Illinois Bar, #6184140, 1981

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, # 2837, 1980

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1981

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1991

Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1999; recertified 2004

US Court of Claims, 2004

ATLA, National College of Advocacy, certified as an Advocate 2004

PUBLICATIONS

– Volume Editor & Chapter Author: 15 Missouri Practice, Civil Rules Practice (West 1997)

– Co-Author: MO Bar Continuing Legal Education Deskbook, Sources of Proof, Interrogatories and Depositions, 1989

– Occasional Contributor, Missouri Lawyer's Weekly, 1995, 1998 – 2000

LECTURES & TEACHING

2007 - How to Win Medical Malpractice Cases, Simon Passanante seminar

2007 - How to Win Cases in Hard Venues, USA&M seminar

Spring 2005 and Fall 2002 — assistant adjunct professor, St. Louis University Law School, trial advocacy small group

2003 — Direct Examination, UMKC seminar

2003 — Focus Groups, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys seminar

2002 — Focus Groups, National Employment Lawyers, local chapter, seminar

1998 — Trial Tips, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys seminar

1997 — Case Evaluation, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys seminar

1996 — Deposition Rules and Procedure, UMKC law school seminar

1996 — Cross-examination of the Expert Witness, UMKC law school seminar

1996 — Premises Liability for Violent Crimes, University of Missouri at Columbia seminar

1994 — Comparative Fault, UMKC law school seminar

1992 — Litigation Settlements and Liens, Missouri Bar Continuing Legal Education Seminar

1989 — Sources of Proof , Missouri Bar Continuing Legal Education Seminar

1989 — Inherently Dangerous Activities, Missouri Association of Trial Attorney’s Seminar

1986 — Pitfalls of Medical Malpractice from a Plaintiff’s Attorney Point of View, to American Medical Women’s Association

AWARDS, POSITIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

2007 - Rated as one of the top 50 Women Trial ATtorneys and one of the top 50 personal injury attorneys in Missouri and Kansas in SuperLawyers, 2007.

1999 – present: Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

1998 — 15th highest verdict in Missouri for 1998

1990 – 1992: Member, Missouri Supreme Court Civil Rules Study Committee

1990 — Law and Leadership Award, St. Louis University School of Law, 1990

1990 — President, Women Lawyers Association of Greater St. Louis

MEMBERSHIPS

The Missouri Bar

Illinois State Bar Association

Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

Lawyers Association of St. Louis

The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America


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