Matthew Posgay

Coker Law
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Matthew Posgay
Coker Law


Coker Law Shareholder Matthew Posgay is board certified by The Florida Bar in Civil Trial Law and in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocates. He has tried over 75 civil cases, bringing more than 65 to verdict. Prior to joining Coker Law, Mr. Posgay was a shareholder in a statewide insurance defense firm and the managing partner of their Jacksonville office. However, he knew his talents would be better used to make a difference in the lives of those who suffered personal injury or were dealing with the difficult circumstances surrounding the wrongful death of a loved one.

Mr. Posgay has a long history of involvement in professional, fraternal and civic organizations, serving in leadership positions for many of them. He has been listed as a Florida Super Lawyers every year since 2010, and recently was named a Fellow of The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of the Litigation Council of America. He also volunteers much of his time to the improvement of the legal profession and the community, as both a speaker in The Florida Bar’s Justice Teaching Program, and as a coach and Sunday School teacher.

If you need to meet with a personal injury attorney and don’t know what to expect, Mr. Posgay walks you through the process of what you should bring with you, approximately how long it will take and how you and your attorney will determine the best steps to take to learn more about the type of case you may have.

Matthew can be reached at his email address:

Determined Coker Law Attorney Fights to Defeat Workers Compensation Immunity for Battered Client

$350,000 Awarded to Doctor Injured in Parking Lot Crash

Doctor’s Dangerous Parking Lot Leads To Serious Injuries for Patient

Overgrowth Blamed for Truck Hitting Grandmother

$1 Million To Injured Forklift Operator With Debilitating Injury

Vape Pen Explodes In User’s Back Pocket – It’s More Common Than You Know

Coker Law Wins Justice For Victim Of Drunk Driver

Years of Litigation Leads To A $1 Million Settlement for Coker Law Client

Coker Law Battles Walmart Over Pedestrian Death

Coker Law Battles Citizens Insurance For Refusing To Pay

Employees Ban Together After Near Fatal Fiery Explosion

Holiday Trip Turns Into Interstate Catastrophe

Coker Law Receives Settlement in National Sexual Harassment Case

Golfer Gets Verdict Amount of $1,051,630.00 To Help Her Get Back on the Greens

Areas of Practice

Motor Vehicle Crashes

Trucking Crashes

Railroad Crashes

Personal Injury

Wrongful Death

Medical Malpractice

Brain/Spinal Cord Injury


Bad Faith

Alternative Dispute Resolution

General Litigation

Civil Litigation


Toxic Torts

Ethics And Professional Responsibility


Insurance Coverage

Insurance Disputes

Sexual Abuse

Assault And Battery

Animal Bites

Slip And Fall

Inadequate Security

Negligent Security

Premises Liability

General Negligence

Dram Shop Laws

Construction Accident

Products Liability

Motor Vehicle Defects


Born: September 23, 1970 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL


University of Florida:

Bachelor of Arts (1991)

Juris Doctor (1994)

University Honors And Activities

College of Law Dean’s List

Journal of Law and Public Policy, Editor

Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Vice Justice

Phi Kappa Phi

Florida Blue Key

Bar Admissions

Florida (1995)

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (2000)

United States District Court, Northern District of Florida (2003)


Board Certified

Civil Trial Law - The Florida Bar, 2007-present

Civil Trial Advocacy - National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2009-present

Civil Pretrial Practice - National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2012-present

Professional Honors, Activities And Affiliations

American Association for Justice

The American Bar Association

The Florida Bar:

Diversity and Inclusion Committee, member 2020 - present

Chairperson, Grievance Committee “4A”, 2010-2011

Member, Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee

Chairperson, 2018-2020

Vice Chairperson, 2017-2018

Florida Justice Association (Eagle Member):

Board of Directors, 2010 - present

Cornerstone Award, 2016

Shoe Leather Award, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015

Rising Star Award, 2013

Lawyer to Legacy Silver Eagle Award, 2011, 2017

Jacksonville Justice Association

President, 2015-2016

Vice President, 2014-2015

Treasurer, 2010 - 2014

Executive Committee, 2009- 2010

Jacksonville Bar Association

University of Florida Levin College of Law Alumni Council:

President, 2011 - 2012

President Elect, 2010 - 2011

Secretary, 2009 - 2010

Board of Directors, 2003 - 2019

University of Florida Levin College of Law Law Center Association Member, 2019 - present

American Board of Trial Advocates:


Jacksonville Chapter President, 2016-2017

Jacksonville Chapter Vice President, 2015-2016

Jacksonville Chapter Treasurer, 2014-2015

Jacksonville Chapter Secretary, 2013 - 2014

Jacksonville Chapter Historian, 2012 - 2013

Florida Super Lawyers; 2010; Top 100 in Florida 2020, 2021; Top 25 in Jacksonville 2020,2021

Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2013, 2019, 2020

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

University of Florida National Alumni Association, Lifetime Member

University of Florida Outstanding Young Alumnus, 2011

Who's Who in America

Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated

W.D. Perkins Bar Association

Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association

Florida Association for Women Lawyers

Jacksonville Business Journal

Ultimate Attorney Award, 2019

Attorney at Law Magazine

2019 Community Service Award

America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2017

America's Top 100 Attorneys- Lifetime Achievement, Northern Florida

Seminars And Presentations

Jacksonville Justice Annual Seminar, “Remote Civil Jury Trials”, November 2020

Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, faculty member/lecturer, August 2015, August 2018

"My First Closing Argument," Florida Justice Association, February 2015, February 2017

"Collateral Sources," Florida Justice Association, May 2016

"Litigate Like A Jedi- Helpful Tools For Mediation," Florida Justice Association, May 2015

"Traffic Statutes To Know And Love," Florida Justice Association, September 2015

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

Automobile Case Law Update, Florida Justice Association, June 2014

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

"Mediation Strategies in the Defense," Mediation Strategies and Technology Advantages Seminar, Florida Justice Association, May 2013

"Get What You Want and What you Need," Florida Justice Association, September 2011

"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

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

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

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

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

Civic Activities

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

Florida Bar Justice Teaching Volunteer, 2006 - present

Florida Bar Speakers Bureau Volunteer, 1999 - present

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

Friends of Wolfson, member and volunteer

Friends of Landon, member and volunteer

Habitat for Humanity/Habijax Volunteer

Sunday school teacher

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