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
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
- 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
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